Your Texas A&M Aggies announced the dates and opponents for their 2019 football schedule, and it’s a doozy. We all knew that the Ags would be traveling to play at both Clemson and Georgia in addition to their normal SEC West slate of games, but seeing it laid out just makes it sound even more daunting.
2019 TEXAS A&M FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|8/31||TEXAS STATE||College Station, TX|
|9/14||LAMAR||College Station, TX|
|9/21||AUBURN||College Station, TX|
|10/12||ALABAMA||College Station, TX|
|10/19||Ole Miss||Oxford, MS|
|10/26||MISS. STATE||College Station, TX|
|11/2||UT-SAN ANTONIO||College Station, TX|
|11/16||SOUTH CAROLINA||College Station, TX|
|11/30||LSU||Baton Rouge, LA|
Road trips: If you’re a fan of turning college football away games into an entire weekend of fun, then 2019 is a treasure trove of good options. The Ags will make the return trip to Clemson on Sept. 7, play Georgia for the first time since joining the SEC in Athens on Nov. 23, and also have their regularly scheduled trips to Oxford and Baton Rouge. This is a season that could really take a toll on your pocket book, but also a chance to make a lot of awesome college football memories. Personally, I’ll see you in Athens.
Timely bye weeks: A&M gets two bye weeks in 2019, one immediately preceding the Alabama game on Oct. 5, and the other on Nov. 9, a nice little respite before a home game against South Carolina and road games at Georgia and LSU to finish out the regular season.
Testing your mettle: Even in the SEC, it’s possible for seemingly good team to have a down year, so a game that might look tough in August might not be all that impressive come December. As challenging as this schedule looks, it’s also virtually dud-proof if the Aggies can make it through with zero or one loss (don’t laugh you never know). Basically, there’s virtually no risk of a great season being wasted because of a weak schedule that screws you over come playoff selection time.
All of it: The SEC West is tough each and every year. That alone can strike the fear into a fanbase. Then we added Clemson, the best team over the past five seasons outside of Alabama. Now throw Georgia onto that pile, a team that came within one play of winning a national title in 2017 and has recruited as well as anybody in recent years. It’s possible that the Aggies could be a fantastic team but still only go 9-3. That’s what happens when you have three juggernauts on your schedule.
Playing Arkansas in Arlington: This is in now way a new development but I still hate it.
Which road game are you most likely to go to in 2019?
This poll is closed
Clemson (Sept. 7)
Ole Miss (Oct. 19)
Georgia (Nov. 23)
LSU (Nov. 30)