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Aggies' McNeal sits out with sprained ankle

COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M senior quarterback Reggie
McNeal sat out the Aggies' game against No. 2 Texas with a sprained
left ankle.
McNeal, A&M's all-time leader in total offense, was wearing blue
jeans, a backward baseball cap and his No. 1 jersey without pads as
he watched his team warm up from the sidelines before Friday's game
at Kyle Field.
Redshirt freshman Stephen McGee made his first career start in
McNeal's place.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound McNeal hurt his ankle in the third
quarter of the Aggies' 36-30 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 12. Earlier
in the game, McNeal became A&M's all-time passing leader, moving
past Corey Pullig.
McNeal said Monday that his ankle felt fine and he was planning
to play against the Longhorns.
For his career, McNeal has 6,992 yards passing and 8,881 total
yards. He ranks among A&M's top six in five other offensive
categories.
Despite McNeal's glowing numbers, the Aggies have struggled
throughout his four seasons, going 22-24.
The Aggies have lost three in a row heading into Friday's game
and were in danger of missing a bowl game for the third time in
four years.
McNeal also missed the Texas game in 2002 with an ankle sprain.