Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Texas A&M gets Arkansas at home in 2012
By Chris Low
Arkansas will be facing Texas A&M in the state of Texas in 2012, but it won't be at Cowboys Stadium as originally scheduled.
Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne announced over the weekend that the Aggies would face the Hogs next season on Sept. 29 at Kyle Field, giving Texas A&M six home games. In 2013, Texas A&M will play at Arkansas. The series will then go back to Cowboys Stadium in 2014, and be played in Arlington, Texas, for the final seven years of the original 10-year contract that was signed prior to Texas A&M joining the SEC.
Consider it a two-year compromise. Texas A&M preferred to play the game on campus, and Arkansas wanted to keep the game at Cowboys Stadium. The Hogs like the idea of playing a game every year in the Dallas area for recruiting purposes.
With next season's Arkansas game being played at Kyle Field, that means Texas A&M will have a very attractive home schedule during its first season in the SEC. Florida will visit College Station the second week of the season on Sept. 8. Arkansas closes out the month by visiting on Sept. 29. LSU comes to town on Oct. 20, and Missouri will visit Kyle Field for the regular-season finale on Nov. 24.