Kent State @ No. 5 Texas A&M
Last Season Records: Texas A&M 9-1; Kent State 3-1
What to Know
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Kent State Golden Flashes will face off at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Kyle Field to kick off their 2021 seasons. A&M ended up 9-1 last season and capped things off with a win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Orange Bowl, so they are on the hunt for another strong season. Likewise, Kent State finished last year at 3-1 and will now try to light the spark for another quality season.
A couple last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Aggies were second best in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, finishing the 2020 season giving up only 92 on average. As for the Golden Flashes, they ranked third in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, closing the year allowing only two overall.
A&M has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Kyle Field — College Station, Texas
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Aggies are a big 29.5-point favorite against the Golden Flashes, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.