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Sun Devils announce 2015 game vs. A&M in Houston

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A member of the Pac-12 has agreed to a future “neutral site” game against a member of the SEC, the school announced Friday afternoon.

Arizona State has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Texas A&M to play in the 2015 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game.  The game is scheduled for Sept. 5 and will be played at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

The Sun Devils played a non-conference neutral site game in Texas (Arlington) against Notre Dame earlier this year as well as scheduling a future home-and-home against UT-San Antonio, signaling a desire by the program to make inroads in the fertile recruiting fields of the state.

“We are excited to participate in this unique college football event in the state of Texas against an SEC opponent in Texas A&M,” said current ASU and future Texas athletic director Steve Patterson in a statement. “Our fans and alumni experienced a fabulous time in Dallas with the Notre Dame game at AT&T Stadium earlier this year and we are excited to provide another similar opportunity for our fans, alumni and student-athletes. Todd Graham and his coaching staff recruit the state of Texas and this can only serve to enhance that effort.”

The 2015 game will mark the first-ever meeting between the Sun Devils and Aggies.

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5 Responses to “Sun Devils announce 2015 game vs. A&M in Houston”
  1. jdillydawg says: Nov 22, 2013 2:23 PM

    I like how Houston is considered neutral. Let’s see, Houston is about 95 miles from College Station and over 1,100 miles from Tempe. Hmmmm…

  2. halbert53 says: Nov 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    Not exactly neutral site, but glad to see both teams playing a good out of conference game instead of an FCS team or bottom tier FBS team.

  3. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 22, 2013 5:11 PM

    A&M will have a brand new shiny stadium in 2015. They should play a home and home, instead of robbing their season ticket holders of another home game. They already play Arkansas in Jerruh World on an annual basis.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 22, 2013 10:19 PM

    Already put my name on the wait list for these ducets.

    That is a good point though about that being the inaugural season of the new Kyle Field. maybe they need the extra week? That would be cutting it REALLY close though.

  5. onbucky96 says: Nov 23, 2013 1:44 PM

    Will ASU bring their crooked Pac-12 officials? Just checking since their crooked Pac-12 officials will keep my Badgers out of a BCS game.

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