Earlier today, Texas A&M backed out of a home and home with Oregon which was set to be played in 2018 and 2019. According to a report on KBTX.com, the cancellation was made as a result of Texas A&M's move to the SEC, and the program's desire to play at least seven home games per season.
“Our goal is to play seven home games at Kyle Field each season,” Hyman explained. “Playing at Oregon in 2018, combined with the Arkansas game in Arlington, would leave us with only six home games that season. In even numbered years such as 2018, we only have three SEC home dates as long as we continue to play Arkansas in Arlington.”
Texas A&M and Arkansas agreed to play a non-conference series at AT&T Stadium in Arlington when the Aggies were in the Big 12 and the Razorbacks were in the SEC. Now that Texas A&M and Arkansas both play in the SEC and that game is a conference contest, Texas A&M is the designated home team in even years and the road team in odd years.
Luckily, the Aggies had a great replacement lined up. Instead of getting the Ducks, Texas A&M will play a home and home with the Clemson Tigers. That series was announced just hours after news came out about the cancelled series with Oregon.
">October 24, 2014
As college football fans, we love these intriguing early season non-conference games. Texas A&M vs. Clemson definitely fits the bill.