Colorado And Texas A&M To Play In 2020 and 2021

Colorado will get a chance to run Ralphie on the field in 2021 against Texas A&M (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)
Colorado will get a chance to run Ralphie on the field in 2021 against Texas A&M (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

Colorado And Texas A&M To Play In 2020 and 2021

Former Big 12 foes Colorado and Texas A&M have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021 and also set dates for their series against TCU that was announced on Tuesday.

The Buffaloes and Aggies will square off with the first game in College Station on September 19, 2020. The second game will be on September 11, 2021, but the stadium has not been determined. Per Colorado’s announcement, the game will “most likely [be] at CU’s Folsom Field in Boulder but with a clause in the contract making Sports Authority Field in Denver a possible option.”

Colorado leads the series against Texas A&M 6-3 with the last meeting during the 2009 in which Colorado won 35-34.

“We feel these series with two of the preeminent schools in Texas are important for several reasons,” Colorado Athletic Director Rick George said.  “With the emphasis we put on recruiting in the state of Texas, it is vital that we return to areas both in the northern and southern areas of the state.  We played a number of road games there in the 1990s and 2000s and need to get back there, we have a good alumni base in Texas who will enjoy seeing us return, and fans of A&M and TCU travel well and will like coming to Colorado.

Lining up these two quality opponents at this time is great for us, as practically every day you read about an agreement between teams scheduling up to a decade down the road,” George added.  “Schools are scheduling tougher non-conference games in case they are in position for the College Football Playoff or to quality for a ‘New Year’s Six’ bowl game, and at the same time, you need attractive opponents to help with season ticket sales and to earn maximum revenue from your gate.”

In other news, Colorado also announced dates for their games against TCU in 2022 and 2023. Colorado will host TCU on September 3, 2022 before the return trip to Fort Worth on September 2, 2023. TCU and Colorado have never played each other in football.

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