A&M wins ESPN's college gameday commercial contest

POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:49pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:50pm

COLLEGE STATION -- It was a victory that came down to the wire but on Friday ESPN announced that Texas A&M won their college gameday challenge.

Lauren Holman explains how the Aggies rallied together to make this achievement possible.

It was a back and forth battle between Texas A&M and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

But thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, the Aggie's pulled ahead at the very last minute.

"We were neck and neck with Nebraska going into the final hours of the contest but it truly was that Aggie spirit that pushed us on to victory," said vice president of marketing and communications, Jason Cook.

An Aggie victory separated by only one percent of the votes, 2,831 to be exact which made A&M student Stephanie Sullivan uneasy about the results.

"I was kind of nervous the last day that we would lose it by a little bit because it was switching so much during that one day but it was exciting."

Now this summer ESPN will be filming a college gameday commercial to air throughout the entire football season using Texas A&M's campus as its backdrop and Jason Cook says the timing couldn't be better.

"This will be a commercial that is going to give us unparalleled national exposure throughout all of college football season."

A&M student Casey Cody agrees.

"It's perfect because the SEC may have some mixed emotions about us joining but I think it really does show that we're here to play and win and do our best."

ESPN crews will be on campus during the month of July to film the commercial.

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