Texas A&M Aggies 2013 schedule released

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M won't have to leave the friendly confines of Kyle Field for almost an entire month when its 2013 season begins, according to the Aggies' schedule released on Thursday.

The Aggies' first four games of the 2013 season are at home, with a pair of non-conference battles against Rice and Sam Houston State to start things off, followed by an Southeastern Conference opener against perennial power Alabama, then a non-conference home date against SMU.

The following week, Texas A&M will trip to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on Arkansas to complete a home-and-home swing between the two teams before their series returns to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in 2014.

The Aggies will close the season on the road, going to Baton Rouge to meet LSU on Nov. 23, 2013 and to Columbia, Mo, for a road game against Missouri on Nov. 30, 2013 to finish out the regular season.

Here's the full schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 31 vs. Rice Kyle Field

Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Sam Houston State Kyle Field

Saturday, Sept. 14 vs. *Alabama Kyle Field

Saturday, Sept. 21 vs. SMU Kyle Field

Saturday, Sept. 28 at *Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

Saturday, Oct. 5 Open date

Saturday, Oct. 12 at *Ole Miss Oxford, MS

Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. *Auburn Kyle Field

Saturday, Oct. 26 vs. *Vanderbilt Kyle Field

Saturday, Nov. 2 Open date

Saturday, Nov. 9 vs. *Mississippi State Kyle Field

Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. New Mexico Kyle Field

Saturday, Nov. 23 at *LSU Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday, Nov. 30 at *Missouri Columbia, MO