The Texas A&M Aggies have added Ball State and Western Carolina to their 2015 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned through documents obtained from the school.
Texas A&M will host the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 19, 2015. The Cardinals will receive a $1.2 million guarantee for their first ever match-up against the Aggies.
Ball State is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in the FBS. The Cardinals went 10-3 in 2013 and fell to Arkansas State 23-20 in the GoDaddy Bowl.
Texas A&M will also host Western Carolina on Nov. 14, 2015. The Catamounts, members of the Southern Conference in the FCS, have never faced the Aggies on the gridiron. They will receive a $620,000 guarantee for their appearance at Kyle Field.
The Aggies are set to open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff. The game will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
The additions of Ball State and Western Carolina give Texas A&M three non-conference games in 2015. They need one more game to complete their 2015 football schedule.
Last week, Texas A&M announced a home-and-home series against the UCLA Bruins. The Aggies will host the Bruins in 2016 and will travel to the Rose Bowl in 2017.
Texas A&M also has a home-and-home series on the books with the Oregon Ducks for 2018 in Eugene and 2019 in College Station.