The SEC announced kickoff times for its Saturday, Oct. 6, slate of games and the Texas A&M Aggies will get their fourth night game in a row at Kyle Field this season when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The game will start at either 6 p.m. and air on ESPN, or at 6:30 p.m. and air on ESPN 2 or SEC Network, which will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 29 following week five games.
Essentially, A&M/Kentucky is battling with two other games for the 6 p.m. ESPN slot: Vanderbilt at Georgia and Auburn at Mississippi State. More specifically, this probably comes down to two games happening the previous week, when Mississippi State hosts Florida and Kentucky hosts South Carolina. The winners of those two games will go a long way in determining who gets the coveted national broadcast on the worldwide leader.
A&M will wear 1998 throwback uniforms to honor its Big 12 Championship team of 20 years ago, which won with an overtime victory over another team of Wildcats.
This will be the first time the Aggies have faced Kentucky since joining the SEC, and the first time period since the early 1950s. The all-time series is tied 1-1.