October 5, 2024: Texas A&M Football vs. Missouri Tigers
The Aggies will welcome in Eliah Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers on October 5 for Mizzou's first visit to Kyle Field since a rainy late November evening in 2014. On that occasion, the inscrutable and somewhat schizophrenic Texas A&M football team that we saw that season fell short in the waning moments after allowing an obscene amount of rushing yards to the Tigers. This may have been the game that spelled doom for then-DC Mark Snyder, as he was promptly shown the door after the LSU game.
Missouri, though having spent several years as a conference doormat since they and the Aggies joined in 2012, have nevertheless opportunistically climbed to heights A&M has yet to see as a member of the West division. Missouri appeared in the conference championship game in both 2013 and 2014 due to a very poor East, and were decisively defeated by Auburn and Alabama respectively.
They've struggled since: after Gary Pinkel retired, they turned to longtime DC Barry Odom, who couldn't find success in CoMo. After his time was up, they hired App State HC Eliah Drinkwitz, who has brought them back to prominence this year behind a high-powered offense.
In Drinkwitz's second year, the Aggies visited Columbia and came away with a clean 14-point victory. This is notable, as it is the last true road game the Aggies have won at the time of writing, over two years later. Unless Texas A&M football can triumph over Florida in week 2—a prospect that I currently feel bullish on—that will still be the case when the Tigers roll into town. Yikes.