SEC 2024 Schedules: 9th Toughest - Texas A&M Football
This is a schedule with four truly tough games, but none in which the Aggies should be clear underdogs. Opening the year with Notre Dame is a huge test right off the bat, and new head man Mike Elko knows it.
The Aggies have the luxury of their week 3 visit to the Swamp being sandwiched by games against McNeese and Bowling Green, but then they face off against Arkansas in Arlington and welcome a resurgent Missouri, who will be coming off a bye, into College Station. 6-0 is possible in these first few, but it won't be the easiest thing in the world.
After a bye week, the Aggies head to Starkville; a scheduling quirk that disfavors the Bulldogs given that they will be coming off a game at UGA. A&M returns home to take on LSU before heading back out on the road to South Carolina to avenge their only loss to the Gamecocks, which took place the last time the Ags visited Willy B.
The final stretch for the Aggies includes a home game against New Mexico State—which may not be a layup, given how the Aggies of Las Cruces played last year—before the Maroon and White head out to the Plains of Auburn for a late November game. Then, of course, they welcome the Longhorns to town for the first time in 13 years to close out the season.
Auburn is by far the toughest road game here. Notre Dame, LSU, and Texas are all tough, but all will be at home. This schedule shapes up favorably for the Aggies, but is one of the tougher ones in the nation overall.