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First Glance - Music City Bowl (Texas A&M vs. Louisville)

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What You Need To Know

  • The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is played at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Kickoff for this game is scheduled for just after 6:00 pm (CT)
  • Tickets for are still available through the 12th Man Foundation.
  • Texas A&M enters this game 8-4 (2-0 neutral sites) while Louisville is 7-5 (0-1 neutral site).
  • Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field) was opened in 1999 and is the home of the Tennessee Titans.
  • Nissan Stadium has a capacity of 69,143.

Did You Know...

  • The University of Louisville is in Louisville, Kentucky and was founded in 1798. The school has a current enrollment of 22,599.
  • Texas A&M is 3-0 against Louisville (1992, 1993, and 1994).
  • This will be the first time that Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin have faced each other.
  • Petrino is 3-0 against the Aggies, with his 3 wins coming in 2009, 2010, and 2011 when he was head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Campus Connections

  • Louisville wide receiver Ja'Quay Savage played for Texas A&M in 2013. He had four receptions for 71 yards, including a touchdown.
  • Petrino spent one year coaching with current Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price during the 2002 season at Auburn. Petrino was the Tigers offensive coordinator while Price was the defensive line coach.
  • Kevin Sumlin faced off against the Cardinals in 1992 as a wide receivers coach while at Wyoming, the Cowboys won that matchup 26-24 in Louisville.

Game Notes

  • TEXAS A&M (not available at this time)
  • LOUISVILLE

Famous Louisville Students

  • Johnny Unitas
  • Tom Jackson
  • Deion Branch
  • Elvis Dumervil
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Mitch McConnell

Television

  • Channel: ESPN
  • Broadcast team: Tom Hart (playby-play), Andre Ware (analysis) and Laura Rutledge (sideline)

Radio

  • Texas A&M Sports Network (Full list HERE)
  • Texas A&M Spanish Network (Radio stations in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and McAllen, Texas)
  • ESPN Radio
  • SiriusXM

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