Texas A&M University and Arizona State University have agreed to a non-conference football game to be played Saturday, Sept. 5 in Reliant Stadium to open the 2015 season, Aggie Director of Athletics Eric Hyman announced today. The game is the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.
“Playing Arizona State is a wonderful opportunity to compete against one of the best teams in the Pac 12,” Hyman said. “We are excited about the match up in Houston and especially playing in Reliant Stadium with such a large number of our former students in the area.”
The one game neutral site contest was contracted between Texas A&M and Arizona State through ESPN Regional Television. ESPN will have the live television rights to the game with ESPN Regional Television managing and marketing the contest.
This will be the first ever meeting between these two schools on the gridiron.
Texas A&M last played in Reliant Stadium against Northwestern in the 2011 Texas Bowl with the Aggies coming away with a 33-22 victory in front of 68,395 fans.