The Texas A&M football team lost to the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 49-42 on Saturday. Despite the loss to the Tide, the Aggies will still play in a BCS bowl in 2013.
In 2014, there will be a playoff system in college football. The way the system is set up right now, who plays in which bowl games is basically a popularity contest judged by voters in the media.
A one touchdown loss to the number one team in the country will not be considered a bad loss by most pundits. The Aggies still have all of their preseason goals within reach, they will just need some help in some areas.
This is a look at why the Aggies can still qualify for a BCS bowl, despite the loss to Alabama.