Return to Jerry's World? Texas A&M AD offers interesting comment on Arkansas series
This Saturday, Texas A&M and Arkansas will go head-to-head at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. It’s the first time since 2013 that the game won’t be played at a neutral site, as the previous six meetings between the two teams took place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
This year’s matchup was supposed to be held there again, but it was moved to the Aggies’ campus due to the revised schedule caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it appears it won’t be long before the series returns to Dallas.
During an edition of “Aggie Town Hall” on the Texas A&M Athletics Facebook page on Tuesday, Aggies athletic director Ross Bjork said the team’s game against Arkansas will be played at AT&T Stadium from 2021-24 after this one-year break from there. However, it may not stay there past that.
“Our plan, and again Arkansas still has some work to do, our plan is to move that game back to campus after the ’24 contract is expired,” Bjork said. “We think this game deserves to be on campus, it’s an SEC game, we need to play as many of those games on our campus as possible. Obviously, we’ll see the benefit of that on Saturday night with our home crowd.”
Bjork added that he plans to meet with Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek in the future to try to get the annual matchup back at the schools’ campuses.
No matter where the game has been held, the Aggies have had success against the Razorbacks in recent seasons. Texas A&M has won eight straight meetings against Arkansas — one in College Station, one in Fayetteville and the past six in Dallas.
The Razorbacks’ last win over the Aggies came in 2011, which was their third straight victory in the series, all of which took place at AT&T Stadium.
The Aggies will be looking to keep their run going on Saturday when the two teams kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.