Meineke Car Care Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

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Meineke Car Care Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for Texas A&M vs. Northwestern
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Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill will lead the Aggies against Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on New Years Eve

A pair of 6-6 teams will meet in Houston on New Year's Eve in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.  

Texas A&M will play its last game as a member of the Big 12 conference, before heading to the SEC next season.  

Their opponent will be the Northwestern Wildcats out of the Big Ten conference. 

While the Aggies may enjoy a home-game type of atmosphere, they will play under interim head coach Tim DeRuyter, who is replacing the fired Mike Sherman.  

The matchup features a pair of teams with long droughts since their last bowl win, and an intriguing duel between two top flight offenses each possessing strong-armed and talented quarterbacks. 

Here are five key matchups for Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

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