TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference and CBS Sports announced on Wednesday that the University of Alabama's football game against Texas A&M, slated for Saturday, September 14, at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, will be nationally televised by CBS with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Central Time.
This year's contest will mark the sixth football game between the two schools, a series in which the Crimson Tide holds a 3-2-0 advantage. The game will mark only the second time in the series that Alabama has played in College Station with the Crimson Tide holding a 1-0 edge at Kyle Field by virtue of a 30-10 victory in 1988.
CBS also nationally televised last year's Alabama-Texas A&M game in Tuscaloosa on November 10, 2012, in which the Aggies handed Alabama a 29-24 loss, the Tide's only setback en route to the 2012 BCS national championship. The series dates back to January 1, 1942, when Alabama defeated Texas A&M, 29-21, in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Texas, to close out the 1941 season. The teams also clashed in the 1968 Cotton Bowl to close out the 1967 season with the Aggies taking a 20-16 win over the Tide on January 1, 1968. Alabama took a 23-10 victory over the Aggies at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., on September 14, 1985, and the Tide added the aforementioned 30-10 verdict at College Station on December 1, 1988.