What You Need To Know
- Tickets for this game are still available through the 12th Man Foundation and Ticketmaster
- Texas A&M is receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today polls.
- Arizona State is preseason #15 in the AP poll and preseason #16 in the USA Today poll.
- Arizona State is coming off of a 10-3 season last year. The Sun Devils were 6-3 in the Pac-12 and ended the year with a 36-31 victory over Duke in the Sun Bowl.
- Texas A&M is 1-0 at NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium). The Aggies topped Northwestern 33-22 in the 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
- NRG Stadium has a capacity of 71,054.
Association of Former Students Events
- Midnight Yell will be held at City Centre.
- All-Aggie Tailgate will be held in the NRG Green Lot from 2:00-5:30pm and is free.
- For more information and maps, visit the Association of Former Students website.
- This is the first matchup between the Aggies and Sun Devils.
- ASU was founded on March 12, 1885.
- Over 82,000 students are enrolled at Arizona State
- ASU has won 23 NCAA team championships.
- While coaching at Allen High School, current ASU Head Coach Todd Graham served as an instructor for R.C. Slocum's summer camps at Texas A&M
- Tim Cassidy is the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Football for Arizona State. Cassidy spent 23 years working at Texas A&M, including four as the Associate Athletic Director for Football.
- Bob Connelly was a Graduate Assistant at Texas A&M in 1998 and was the Assistant Coach Offensive Line at Arizona State until 2012.
- Chris Ball, ASU's co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach was a graduate assistant at Washington State alongside Kevin Sumlin (they were roommates).
- Shawn Slocum, ASU's Special Teams/Outside Linebackers coach is the son of former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum.
Famous ASU Students
- Pat Tillman
- Al Michaels
- Nick Nolte
- James Harden
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Reggie Jackson
- Barry Bonds
- Phil Mickelson
- Game time: 6:00 pm CT
- Channel: ESPN
- Broadcast team: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe
- Texas A&M Sports Network (Full list HERE)
- Texas A&M Spanish Network (Radio stations in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and McAllen, Texas)
- SiriusXM 134 / 190
- Westwood One (National)
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