The SEC released the TV schedule for the Oct. 2 slate of games on Tuesday, and we learned that Mississippi State at Texas A&M will be an evening kickoff. But that’s unfortunately all we know. The TV networks have exercised their right to a six-day window to decide where the MSU/A&M and Florida/Kentucky games will air, meaning that the Aggies will either play at 5 p.m. on ESPN or 6 p.m. on SEC Network.
You have to assume that A&M’s big matchup with Arkansas will likely decide which network the game against the Bulldogs ends up on. If A&M can beat the Hogs to remain undefeated and in the top 10 nationally, they’re a virtual lock for the ESPN game. If they lose (and assuming Florida beats Tennessee), then the Aggies may end up on SEC Network.
Either way, a return to an evening kick is a welcome sight for A&M fans who will watch their third straight day game this Saturday (11 a.m. for New Mexico, 2:30 p.m. for both Colorado and Arkansas). This could also mark the first time this season that A&M has played on ESPN, with their previous games airing on ESPNU, Fox, SEC Network and CBS.