Kickoff Time Set for Key Game for Texas A&M Football
As Texas A&M football contemplates their upcoming games after the bye, they can now mark down a specific time for the first of two big road tests. The SEC announced today that the November 4 contest against Ole Miss will kick off at 11 AM CT.
This marks the second straight 11 AM kick for the Aggies, as they also play at 11 AM this week against South Carolina. This will also be the first time that Texas A&M football has faced Ole Miss at 11 AM in Oxford, with all previous matchups coming at night.
Early kickoffs are one thing at home, but you have to think the Aggies prefer an early kick on the road. Though Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is not the largest venue in the conference, Texas A&M football has struggled there before in front of the raucous evening crowds. With the superb tailgating scene at the fabled Grove in Oxford, you have to think that you’ll be dealing with somewhat of a late-arriving crowd in this one, which presents an opportunity for Texas A&M football.
As head coach of Texas A&M football, Jimbo is 15-2 in 11 AM kicks, with his only losses being the 2018 Auburn game and the 2022 Florida game (where the Aggies were missing about half their roster). Lane Kiffin is 4-2 in 11 AM kicks as head man for the Rebels. The Aggies will be seeking revenge for one of the more painful losses they sustained last year—despite a heroic performance from Conner Weigman, the Aggies dropped the game by 3 after some questionable spots by the referees early in the game and Lane Kiffin cussing out Bryce Anderson on the sideline. Kiffin has made it his life’s mission to try to embarrass Jimbo, so hopefully the Aggies can turn the tables in this one.