In one of the biggest games of the season so far, Texas A&M football will host the Miami Hurricanes at Kyle Field on Saturday in a matchup between the 24th and 13th-ranked teams respectively. The Aggies will be looking for revenge after being upset last Saturday by Appalachian State, so this is bound to be a good one.
As for Miami, they have started off the season 2-0 after steamrolling over Bethune-Cookman and Southern Mississippi. Miami had absolutely no trouble in Week 1 against Bethune-Cookman, but started off slow against Southern Miss.
After only being up 10-7 at halftime, the Hurricanes then turned on the jets and scored 20 more unanswered points, winning 30-7. Now, the Hurricanes face their first big test of the season against an Aggie team looking for a bounce back win after losing last Saturday.
Its been quite a while since these two programs have faced each other. 14 years ago, Miami got the best of Texas A&M in College Station 41-23, and also beat them the year prior 34-17. Other than that, they only faced each other one other time, all the way back in 1944, when the Aggies won convincingly 70-14.
After a 7-5 season last year, Miami decided to move on from head coach Manny Diaz. Their replacement for him is Mario Cristobal, who captained Oregon since 2017. The hire was praised all around college football, and it’s proven successful so far with a hot start on the recruiting trail and on the field.
Now that Cristobal is all settled in and players seem to be bought in, there should be a lot of fire in this matchup. With the history of this matchup now covered, let’s dive in to see what the University of Miami is all about.