Texas A&M 2025 football schedule: Does A&M play Texas, LSU in 2025?

Here's who we know Texas A&M football will be playing in 2025—and who we think they'll match up against.
Nov 11, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of the SEC logo on a chain marker during
Nov 11, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of the SEC logo on a chain marker during / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Which SEC teams will Texas A&M football play in 2025?

Okay, I may have oversold it just a bit. There is still the slightest bit of doubt as to who exactly the Aggies will play, but I have an educated guess.

In 2024, the Aggies' conference slate looks like this: Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi State, LSU, South Carolina, Auburn, and Texas. That means that they are missing the following teams: Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

If things stick with the 1-7 model, the Aggies' permanent opponent is likely LSU, since Texas would keep OU and the Aggies are a better match for the Tigers than any other team on the schedule. That means their SEC slate would be LSU, Kentucky, Vandy, Bama, Georgia, Ole Miss, OU, and Tennessee.

Based on where each matchup was previously played, that's home games against UGA, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and one of UK/OU/VU, while you're traveling to face Bama and LSU, plus the other two of UK/OU/VU that you didn't get at home. That's a really hard slate of games.

Now, if the move is made to a 3-6 model, things look a little different. The Aggies keep the Texas and LSU games, and, as per Billy Liucci, the game against Mississippi State. That's home against the Bulldogs and road contests against the Horns and Tigers.

However, you only have room for six of those seven opponents that you didn't play in 2024. Who gets the axe? Maybe I'm giving Sankey too much credit here, but I actually believe it will be one of Alabama or Georgia.

As things stand right now, there are only two teams that play both Alabama and Georgia in the same year: Auburn and Tennessee. Those are both teams with established rivalries with those programs. This means that Sankey and the SEC office, when crafting the schedules for 2024, made an effort to avoid having teams play both of these conference heavyweights at the same time.

Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I do actually think this shift in scheduling model would carry this benefit for the Aggies. I think, for the sake of competitive balance, if there is not a rivalry that needs to be preserved, the conference office tries to not have teams play both of these programs in the same year.

If I'm right, that means the Aggies' 2025 conference schedule would be Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi State, LSU, Ole Miss, and either Georgia or Alabama. That's nothing to sneeze at!

It's important to remember that this is all a projection at this point. We won't know for sure who is doing what until the schedule officially gets announced—likely sometime this summer. But I hope I have communicated the rationale behind my reasoning well here. More likely than not, I think we'll see something pretty close to this prediction.