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Texas A&M-Arizona State Agree To Home-And-Home

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It will be interesting to see how long former Texas A&M head coach and current Arizona State head man Kevin Sumlin sticks around in Tempe for this to happen. But if he at least meets his successor before then, it could be a momentum builder between the SEC and the PAC-12. After Sumlin was fired after the 2017 campaign after so many meltdowns, Jimbo Fisher came up from Florida State to take over. But for now, Aggie and Sun Devil fans have to wait eight more years.

Both have agreed to a home-and-home series for the 2026-27 seasons, the first at Kyle Field and the second at Sun Devil Stadium to close out the deal. As far as overall head to head matchups, they both only met once in Houston in 2015, with the Aggies winning that contest. Sumlin was still the Aggies coach at the time and his predecessor was Todd Graham. Sumlin replaced Graham after it was announced that he would not be retained after the 2017 campaign.

Since this is the only meeting, we shall look at how each team fared against each other’s conferences to get an idea who has the edge. The Sun Devils have only faced three SEC teams, two while they were still with the Big 8 (Big XII) or the Southwest Conference. The only success the Sun Devils has was against Missouri winning three of the seven meetings overall, the last was a losing effort in 2012 where the Tigers have just joined the SEC. They are a combined 0-5 against Arkansas, Georgia and LSU.

The Aggies even with a losing record against the PAC-12, have to seem a slight advantage against the conference overall. One overall matchup includes former Big XII foe Colorado where they won only three game out of nine played. Their only losing record is against USC going 0-3, and have winnings seasons only over Utah, Washington and Washington State. Officially, Texas A&M is 15-16 overall against the PAC-12 with Arizona State 3-10 overall against the SEC.

With league vs league, the Aggies look to have the advantage despite the records. We can only hope if both coaches make it to 2026, and how Sumlin will react when and if he returns to College Station. Who knows if Fisher will have turned the Aggies into an SEC powerhouse by then, the one thing Sumlin couldn’t do.

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