Two Straight CBS Primetime Matchups for Texas A&M Football
A lot of attention is rightly being paid to the game this weekend for this Texas A&M football team: the Alabama matchup is always one of the biggest of the year for the Aggies. Discerning evaluators of the schedule for the Maroon and White, however, have had the next week’s game circled for quite a while as a real bellwether contest for this 2023 season: the Aggies’ second trip to Neyland Stadium since joining the SEC. The first game, of course, took place during the COVID-shortened 2020 season and didn’t see the Tennessee stadium at full capacity. Some may recall that that game almost wasn’t even played anyway; the original date had to be made up due to members of the Aggie squad entering protocols for the virus.
This game, however, promises to be much more of a contest. The 2020 edition saw a moribund group headed up by a lame-duck coach in Jeremy Pruitt, and the Aggies won an easy one in front of a small crowd watching a noon kickoff. Not only are the Volunteers much improved from that 2020 game, but kickoff will not be so early this time.
The SEC released their TV schedule for the weekend of October 14, and it looks like—for the second straight week—this Texas A&M football team will be competing in the CBS afternoon slot. If you keep winning, the games keep getting bigger, and a win over the Crimson Tide this weekend would set up a gigantic showdown in Knoxville between these two teams.
It’s worth mentioning that Tennessee has this weekend off, so they will have longer to prepare for the Aggies; however, it should also be said that the Vols travel to Alabama the following week, so they may spend some of that time prepping for that, the biggest game on their schedule, as well.