Round 1 of 'Bama vs. A&M went to the Aggies in Tuscaloosa last year. Manziel went on to win the Heisman Trophy but Alabama still won the SEC and national championships.
With fall only a few days away, there is still plenty left to be decided.
"Last year we were the team dancing around on their field and having a good time. They probably felt like we feel right now," Sumlin said. "You've got no greater example of how to handle one game than the team in the other locker room. They went on to have an extremely successful season.
"Our goals are still out in front of us."