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. After a 9-1 record last year and a win in the Orange Bowl, A&M is coming in with an eye to spark another quality season. Likewise, after a 3-1 record last season, Kent State comes in with an eye to spark another first-rate season.
A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: 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 season 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
- Ticket Cost: $21.37
The Aggies are a big 29.5-point favorite against the Golden Flashes, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Aggies as a 30-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.