by Travis Normand
The Texas Aggies travel to Tennessee this weekend where they will play the Tennessee Volunteers for only the fourth (4th) time in program history.
The series between Texas A&M and UT is as follows:
- December 28, 1957: Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Florida) – Tennessee won 3-0;
- January 1, 2005: Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Texas) – Tennessee won 38-7;
- October 8, 2016: Kyle Field (College Station, Texas) – Texas A&M won 45-38; and
- December 19, 2020: Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – ?
This game against Tennessee on December 19th will be the latest regular season game ever played by Texas A&M.
Before this game, the latest regular season game for the Aggies was on on December 8, 1934 when A&M defeated Michigan State (26-13) in San Antonio, Texas, and then again on December 8, 1944 when A&M defeated Miami (70-14 in Miami.
Further, as far as I know, there are only four college stadiums and/or fields that are named for someone who attended Texas A&M (even if their attendance was only for a couple of days). Those four stadiums / fields are: (1) Kyle Field; (2) Boone Pickens Stadium; (3) Joe Jamail Field (since renamed); and (4) Neyland Stadium. Texas A&M has played and won in three of these stadiums / fields, with the exception being Tennessee’s Neyland stadium.