LSU vs. Texas A&M: A Heated SEC West Rivalry
When Do the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies Play Next?
Are the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies Rivals?
Yes, the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies share an SEC West divisional rivalry. The winner of the SEC West gets an automatic berth into the SEC Championship game, and a potential birth at a New Year’s Six bowl game or the College Football Playoff.
Who Are the LSU Tigers’ Biggest Rivals?
The LSU Tigers have several geographic and conference rivals. LSU’s main rival is Arkansas, as the two squads play each other for the famed Golden Boot trophy. LSU also has SEC rivalries with the Auburn Tigers, the Florida Gators, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Who Are the Texas A&M Aggies’ Biggest Rivals?
As one of the newest members of the Southeastern Conference, Texas A&M has new rivalries with SEC opponents and old rivalries that are geographically based as well. The Aggies’ primary conference rivals are the Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers. Texas A&M also has rivals with Texas-based schools Baylor Bears, Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Series History
Despite the first matchup between LSU and Texas A&M coming in 1899, a 52-0 win for the Aggies, the two schools have only played 60 times between 1899 and 2022. Nearly all the games before 2012 were non-conference matchups. However, the schools have played every year between 2012 and 2022, with LSU winning 10 out of 12 contests. However, Texas A&M won two of four between 2018 and 2021, including a seven overtime marathon 74-72, a game that set more than a dozen NCAA records.
The 2018 game was played at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Between the two schools, there were more than 1,000 total yards, 17 touchdowns, 10 punts, seven field goals, and two turnovers. Future first overall draft pick, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, accounted for 370 total yards and six touchdowns (three rushing and three passing), and Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond accounted for six touchdowns through the air himself. Controversy struck after the game when LSU coaching analyst Steve Kragthorpe reported to the media that Cole Fisher, the nephew of Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, punched Kragthorpe in his pacemaker in a post-game altercation.
Where Do the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies Play?
The LSU Tigers play at Tiger Stadium located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, nicknamed “Death Valley.” Tiger Stadium has been open since 1924 and has a capacity of 102,321, the third-most in the SEC and sixth-most in all of college football.
The Texas A&M Aggies play at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, on Texas A&M’s campus. Kyle Field has been home for the Aggies since 1904, and has a seating capacity of 102,733, the most in the SEC and the fourth-most in college football.
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