Yells of "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" and "Whoop" filled the stadium throughout the night as Texas A&M put the game away early. The stadium, filled with 87,222 people, shook as fans swayed back and forth to the "Aggie War Hymn."
Johnny Manziel and the Aggies ran free up and down the field all night in Texas A&M's 59-29 victory over Missouri.
"It was kind of the perfect storm in the wrong way," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said.
Manziel only helped his Heisman campaign with another outstanding performance that included a couple of improbable touchdown passes that saw Manziel escape from the Missouri pass rush and find open receivers in the end zone.
Each of the Aggies' first six drives ended with touchdowns, while the Tigers started out with four punts and a fumble before finally reaching the end zone just before halftime.
Corbin Berkstresser started at quarterback for the Tigers in place of James Franklin, but he failed to move the offense. Franklin sat out after suffering a concussion in Missouri's loss to Syracuse last week. Pinkel said that because of his symptoms, the team could tell Wednesday that Franklin would not be ready to play.
As the game wound down, Missouri players looked on quietly from the sideline. L'Damian Washington watched on the jumbo-tron as he sat on top of a bench. He watched Marcus Murphy run for a first down and then watched Berkstresser get intercepted, but his facial expression did not change. Single plays were no longer significant, for both the game and the season.
Coaches and players hugged each other as the final clock wound down.
Missouri failed to become bowl-eligible for the first time since the 2004 season. The Tigers finished the season with a 5-7 record, winning just two of eight Southeastern Conference games.