Aggies-Hurricanes is a must watch TV show in September

The 2022 college football season is full of games not to be missed. When the programs begin their run to the College Football Playoffs, it all starts in September.

And while December and the CFP are still a long way off, September is much closer and the build-up is already beginning.

Sports Illustrated picked the September 10th college football games we can’t wait for, and the Week 3 clash between Texas A&M and the Miami Hurricanes made the list for a number of reasons.

Miami at Texas A&M

For different reasons, these two programs need instruction wins. For Miami: It’s a new era with a new coach (Mario Cristobal) and a promising quarterback (Tyler Van Dyke). For A&M, it will likely go into the season as a dark horse darling to reach the playoffs. Alabama, as usual, shows up later for the Aggies, but the win over Miami in Week 3 could set an early tone.

These two programs have only met three times in their history, with Miami holding a 2-1 advantage in the series.

Texas A&M won the first game in Miami in 1944, 70-14. But the Hurricanes have won the last two meetings, which came in 2007 (34-17) and 2008 (41-23).

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A&M is still trying to prove to the SEC and the rest of the country that it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the CFP, and after a disappointing 8-4 season in 2021, that’s going to be tough in the near-term.

The Hurricanes, on the other hand, are entering 2022 with a new coach in former Miami tackle Mario Cristobal and a new perspective.

This game will be an important step for the Aggies as it is the first real challenge on the schedule and the last non-conference matchup until the November 9 tilt against the UMass Minutemen.

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