Friday, August 29, 2014

Texas A&M's upset win costs store $1 million in furniture: Report

Texas A&M fans were winners in more ways than one Thursday night. Besides beating South Carolina, now a Texas furniture store reportedly plans to make good on more than $1 million in free furniture following the Aggies' stunning 52-28 victory over the Gamecocks.

Throw in Kenny Hill's outstanding play as the new "Johnny Football" and you might say they hit the trifecta.

Ashley Furniture in College Station offered refunds on the purchase price of all furniture bought between Aug. 16-27 if Texas A&M beat their opponents by more than 10 points. The store's owner told's Darren Rovell Thursday night that the store plans to follow through on its promise.

"We've wanted to do this for three or four years now," Mark Wilks said. "This was really good for us."

No. 9 South Carolina had an 18-game win streak at home heading into Thursday night, and the Gamecocks were 10 1/2 point favorites over No. 21 Texas A&M, which was playing without last year's sensation, Johnny Manziel, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in May.

According to the report, the store took out insurance on his refund guarantee. Wilks is responsible for about 15 percent of the total that will be reimbursed to customers, he said, with the insurance company paying the rest.

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