COLLEGE STATION - The Southeastern Conference and CBS announced today that the Sept. 14 football game between Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama will air nationally on CBS with kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m. central from Kyle Field in College Station.
“We are excited to learn that CBS will televise this premier SEC matchup to a national TV audience,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “The atmosphere at Kyle Field with the 12th Man is always outstanding, but Sept. 14 should be something very special.”
The Aggies and the Crimson Tide met in Tuscaloosa last year (Nov. 10) before the CBS cameras with A&M edging Alabama, 29-24. Texas A&M would finish the 2012 season – the school’s first as a member of the SEC-- with an 11-2 record including a Cotton Bowl victory behind Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, while the Crimson Tide won the BCS National Championship.
College football legends Paul W. “Bear” Bryant and Gene Stallings coached at both Texas A&M and Alabama. Aggie John David Crow was Coach Bryant’s only Heisman winner and Crow also coached with Bryant at Alabama adding to the mystique of the highly anticipated matchup.
The last time the CBS network televised a game from Kyle Field was the 1989 Southwest Conference matchup between Texas A&M and Arkansas.