Report: Texas A&M schedules home matchup with Appalachian State for 2022

Texas A&M will welcome one of the most consistently good Group of 5 programs to College Station during the 2022 season.

The Aggies will host Appalachian State at Kyle Field on Sept. 10, 2022 in a matchup of SEC and Sun Belt teams, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.

By that point, new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher will be about halfway through the 10-year, $75 million contract he signed to lead the Aggies.

Appalachian State of course has the historic legacy of going into the Big House in Ann Arbor Michigan in 2007 as an FCS team and taking down the Wolverines. Since entering the FBS, the Mountaineers have been one of the better and most dynamic teams in the Group of 5.

Appalachian State has had success in the Sun Belt, as the co-champion of the conference in 2017, and has not shied away from scheduling and competing in games with SEC powers in recent seasons.

Texas A&M will enter the 2018 season in a year of transition from Kevin Sumlin to Jimbo Fisher, but the expectations are not likely to decrease very much. In addition to its SEC schedule, the Aggies will play nonconference games against Northwestern State, Clemson, Louisiana-Monroe, and UAB.

And in the College Football Playoff era, a strong nonconference schedule is paramount in the committee’s end of season decisions. By 2022, the Appalachian State matchup should be a very strong game for Texas A&M to build its resume.

The post Report: Texas A&M schedules home matchup with Appalachian State for 2022 appeared first on SEC Country.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.