Texas A&M adds UL Lafayette to 2017 Football Schedule

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Kyle Field

UL Lafayette will visit Kyle Field in 2017. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Texas A&M Aggies have added the UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns to their 2017 football schedule, the school announced in a release today.

Texas A&M will host UL Lafayette at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 16, 2017. It will be the seventh overall meeting between the two schools.

The Aggies have won five of the six previous matchups with the Cajuns with the only loss coming in Lafayette in 1996 (29-22). In their last meeting in 2006, Texas A&M crushed UL Lafayette 51-7.

“We open the 2017 season on the road in Pasadena, California, against UCLA (Sept. 2) and look forward to a great non-conference matchup against the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Sept. 16 here at Kyle Field,” Aggie Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said.

In addition to opening at UCLA and adding UL Lafayette, New Mexico is scheduled to visit College Station on Oct. 11. The Aggies now only need one additional non-conference game to fill out their 2017 slate.

UL Lafayette now has two non-conference games scheduled for the 2017 season. A week prior to playing at Kyle Field, the Cajuns visit Tulsa to take on the Golden Hurricane.

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18 Comments to Texas A&M adds UL Lafayette to 2017 Football Schedule

  1. JC said....

    Looking at Texas A&M 2016 -17 ooc schedule it would be great to see another home and home series with a p5 school where it’s a away for 2016 and home for 2017 that way they still would have 7 home games but some high quality opponents other than in conference. However, they should try and grab some good mid-major programs at least, like Boise St., UCF, Northern Illinois, Cincinnati or East Carolina but we’ll probably see some FCS team or another Sun Belt team. Florida St. @ Texas A&M 2016; Texas A&M @ Florida St. 2017….. now that would be something.

    August 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm
    • ELVIS H MOSS JR said....

      I THINK THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL TEAM IS DOING WELL BY ANNOUNCING THAT THEY ARE GOING TO ADD THE AGGIES TO THEIR FOOTBALL SCHEDULE,THE AGGIES ARE A TEAM THAT HAS WON A NATIONAL TITLE.

      October 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm
  2. Bruce Arbitblit said....

    Didn’t ULL beat them a few years ago? 1996 I believe

    August 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    • JC said....

      It’s stated in the article, the only thing is it doesn’t show us the exact score unfortunately.

      August 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    • 8to80texansblog said....

      1996 is a bit more than a few years ago…..

      August 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    • Sean Hall said....

      yeah by the time they meet in 2017 it will have bee 21 years ago! Just slightly more than several years ago…

      August 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    • ELVIS H MOSS JR said....

      I DON’T KNOW WHEN THE LAST TIME U.L. HAS BEATEN THE AGGIES,BUT I WILL REPLY ON THIS,THE AGGIES HAS WON A NATIONAL TITLE AND U.L. HAS NOT.SO IT WILL SHOW SOME STRENGTH FOR THE NETWORKS TO SHOW IN THE VOTING RANKINGS THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE IS REALLY TRYING FOR A BID FOR A NATIONAL TITLE.

      October 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  3. Nicholas Bromund said....

    A SEC is traveling to the west coast?! Hold on while I have a stroke.

    August 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm
  4. David said....

    Come on Aggies, play Houston in 2017.

    August 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm
  5. nawlinspete said....

    The Green Wave of Tulane would be a great game !

    August 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm
  6. Chris Rush said....

    People don’t read before they comment it seems.

    August 5, 2014 at 5:36 pm
  7. Matt Colleran said....

    La-Lafayette would be a lot more respected if they got the media to start calling them “Louisiana”, which FOX does, but ESPN does not.

    August 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm
  8. Ricky W said....

    As noted some SEC programs do and will continue so. It’s Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn and Arkansas who cry about flying over the Rocky Mountains…I mean the Mississippi River. Unless it is to a neutral field in Texas.

    LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M have more balls. But even the Aggies attempted to cancel the Oregon series.

    August 6, 2014 at 1:04 am
    • day said....

      Isn’t Arkansas already on the other side of the Mississippi River? Georgia just came off a home-n-home with Colorado 2010, Arizona St 2008 (flew over the mountains). Anything can happen with the new playoff series, I can see more SEC teams traveling to the west or mid-west to play PAC-12 or Big-12 but it may just be easier to have a one & done neutral site game, I guess in Texas.

      August 6, 2014 at 6:21 am
  9. Ricky W said....

    Post above was response to Nicholas post:

    “As some have already noted some SEC programs do, and will continue to do so.”

    August 6, 2014 at 1:06 am

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