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Texas A&M vs. Kansas State: How to watch, live stream

  Jesse Ertz is looking to put the finishing touches on an outstanding season for the Wildcats.

Texas A&M continues an impressive eight-year streak of playing in bowl season as it takes on Kansas State in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. Last year, the Aggies snapped a four-game bowl winning streak with a loss in the Music City Bowl to Louisville and future Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

Game info

Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Kansas State (8-4)

Dec. 28, 2016

NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

How to watch

Game time: 9 p.m. ET

TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: You can live stream the game here.

Players to watch

- With the team’s top two quarterbacks’ statuses in question, Texas A&M will lean heavily on running back Trayveon Williams, who rushed for 1,024 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

- Quarterback Jesse Ertz threw for 1,560 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions for the Wildcats this season and is the team’s leading rusher with 945 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Key stats

After opening the season 6-0, the Aggies sputtered to an 8-4 finish, including losing three of their last four games.

- Texas A&M has won at least eight games for five straight seasons and would clinch its first nine-win season since 2013 with a win in this game.

- This is the Aggies’ second trip to the Texas Bowl; the Aggies took down Northwestern in the 2011 iteration of the bowl thanks to quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

- Texas A&M leads the all-time series 8-7, but Kansas State has won the last three meetings in a row.

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The Aggies haven’t beaten the Wildcats since 2005.

- Kansas State lost the inaugural Texas Bowl 37-10 to a Rutgers team powered by running back Ray Rice.

- The Wildcats won five of their last six games to close the season with an 8-4 record.

- This is Kansas State’s seventh straight year of playing in a bowl game; the Wildcats are just 1-5 in the previous six bowls with the only win coming in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.


- Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight is questionable with a knee injury.

- Texas A&M quarterback Jake Hubenak is questionable with a shoulder injury.

- Aggies defensive back Armani Watts is questionable with a leg injury.

- Wildcats running back Alex Barnes is questionable with a stinger.

- Kansas State kicker Matthew McCrane is questionable with a hip injury.

- Wildcats defensive back Duke Shelley is questionable with a foot injury.

- Kansas State guard Abdul Beecham is questionable with an undisclosed injury. 

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