Football To Kick Off 2018 In Prime Time On SEC Network

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By Texas A&M University Athletics

The 2018 Texas A&M football season opener will be televised nationally on Thursday, Aug. 30, from Kyle Field on the SEC Network with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. central against Northwestern State. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.

“We appreciate the SEC highlighting our season opener with Coach Jimbo Fisher in prime time,” Scott Woodward, Texas A&M Director of Athletics, said. “We also appreciate the cooperation of President Young and our faculty and staff at Texas A&M University working with us to bring this game to the country.”

“Although six months out, we always look forward to the start of the school year and our next football season, and this year to also welcoming new coach Jimbo Fisher,” said Michael K. Young, President, Texas A&M University. “A campus task force is underway to account for class, parking, transportation schedules and other logistics in order to keep university business on track while hosting a great game that night.”

The Aggies and the Demons of Northwestern State, from the Southland Conference, have never met on the gridiron.

The last time the Aggies hosted a Thursday night regular season game which was not played on Thanksgiving was a 44-31 victory over Texas State in 2005.


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