November 23, 2024: Texas A&M Football @ Auburn Tigers
I am going to be absolutely, 100%, straight-up honest with you here: I haaaaaaaaate this placement on the schedule for the Aggies. I really, really don't like it.
Look, in years past, Jordan-Hare Stadium has been something of a second home for the Ags. They won their first three games as visiting conference foes, and are 4-2 overall since 2012 down on the Plains. But that obviously means they are only 1-2 in the last three.
Hugh Freeze in year 2 will have significantly more weapons to work with than he did previously, including recent five-star flip from the Aggies Cam Coleman at wideout. Overall, Freeze currently boasts three five-star commitments and is looking to notch a few more before signing day. If he can get his quarterback situation figured out down there, things could get ugly fast for Tiger opponents.
At this point in the season, the Tigers may be far more formidable than if the Aggies had caught them earlier. Some of the young talent for the Tigers will have matured and be more comfortable, and they'll want to show off in their final home game of the season.
Here's the good thing: this game takes place one week before the biggest game of the year for the Tigers in the yearly Iron Bowl. The bad part about that, of course, is that it also takes place one week before what is probably one of the biggest games of the decade for Texas A&M football, if not the entire sport.