Tonight, September 4, the dangerous SMU Mustangs will play against the eighth-ranked team in the nation, the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
In 2010, SMU coach June Jones lead his team to the Conference USA championship and a bowl berth. Even though SMU lost both of those big showdowns, Jones doesn’t seem as if he’s going to give up.
“I’m excited for SMU,” said Jones. “I’m hopeful that we can continue to win. We were 7-7 last year, and I thought we were better than our 8-5 year the season before. I think we will be better this year. But you have to prove it on Saturday afternoons and Saturday nights.”
Texas A&M’s third-year coach returned to relevance in the Big 12 in 2010. Texas A&M posted their first winning campaign under Sherman, with an over score of 9-4 and a 6-2 mark in conference.
“Expectations, you know, I don’t notice a change in my expectations,” said Sherman. “I always expect to win, put a good product out there. But this year, what we have coming back, the kids, I feel like we’ve been in this system now from just a football program system for three years, they understand the culture and structure and they understand how I want things done.”
Texas A&M holds a 41-29-7 series advantage against SMU, which includes a 66-8 victory over the Mustangs in their most recent match back in 2005.
Sports Network predicts that Texas A&M will beat SMU 31-26.
The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will be aired on the “The Ticket” 1310 AM /104.1 FM and WTAW 1620 AM / Texas A&M Radio Network.
It will be broadcast on TV by Fox Sports Network (FSN) in select regions.
There are currently no available websites offering free online streaming of the game. Check back closer to game time for a possible update.