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