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Texas A&M upsets Alabama: Aggies return home to a party

It was just a regular season game, but it didn't seem like one when the Texas A&M Aggies arrived home after knocking off No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Fans were waiting as the Aggies rolled back on to campus.

Mike Zarrilli

As the Texas A&M Aggies rolled back into College Station late Saturday night after taking down the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Aggies were greeted by hordes of fans celebrating the victory.

The 12th man cheered as the team bus arrived back on campus following the 29-24 road win, and head coach Kevin Sumlin took the microphone to thank them for their support. Then, after getting the crowd fired up, he turned the mic over to senior wide receiver Ryan Swope.

"I just want to thank you guys for all you guys do," he said. "I cannot say enough good things about this 12th man."

Swope finished the game against Alabama with 11 receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown.

With the Aggies at 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the SEC, they are still very much alive in the race for the SEC West, however a berth in the conference title game would take at least one more loss from Alabama.

But that's probably not on the minds of the Texas A&M players or fans, who are still reveling in the huge win. Swope ended his speech by yelling to the crowd, "we beat the hell out of them!"

The roar that followed tells you plenty about how much the fans are enjoying it right now, not worried about the weeks to come.

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