Matty Bell was in his fourth season as coach. Despite the loss of captain offensive lineman Carl Moulden, A&M went into the season with a solid offense, led by James Aston. The team started with a 7-0 win over Texas Tech, in which running back Frenchy Dominique had a 35-yard run and a 2-yard touchdown run on the game's first drive. Ends Charlie Malone and George Lord both were lost for the season due to injuries in the game. A&M won two of its next three, falling only to Tulane, to move to 3-1. But in its next four, the offense sputtered and the team went 0-2-2, failing to score a point. In the team's only SWC win — a 14-7 victory over Rice — Sully Woodland and John Crow teamed to block a punt, which Crow scooped up and ran in for the winning touchdown. But the team finished the season with a 21-0 defeat to Texas. The Horns' all-SWC backfield of Ernie Koy, Harrison Stafford and Bohn Hilliard accounted for all three UT touchdowns. A&M went 4-4-2 and finished fourth in the conference. Despite rumors of Bell's firing, Dean E.J. Kyle — chairman of the A&M athletic council — announced that the school would retain the coach for a fifth season.