There are bigger SEC rivalries than Texas A&M-LSU — lots of them, even. But there are few games in this series or in any series in college football this season with the implications of this game when it kicks off on Saturday.
The Aggies are 8-3 this year but out of contention for the SEC title game, while LSU is 5-6 and just looking to make a bowl game. Texas A&M has been led by running back Isaiah Spiller, who ranks top-5 in the SEC in most major rushing categories while LSU quarterback Max Johnson is one of the conference’s best passers.
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It’s also potentially the last game of the Ed Orgeron era in Baton Rouge — one which has been a roller coaster. Orgeron’s tenure at LSU has seemingly been equally defined by newfound success and a national championship in 2019, as much as it has allegations of covering up sexual assault, Title IX lawsuits and general impropriety by Orgeron himself.
Orgeron won’t be returning to the Tigers next year — that’s not in doubt. The decision to fire Orgeron was announced back on Oct. 19 and made for many of the aforementioned off the field reasons as well as the fact that the Tigers are 10-11 since winning the 2019 national championship and are looking at the prospect of not making a bowl game for the second straight year.
That begs the question of who his successor will be.
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Enter Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M. Fisher spent six years in purple and gold as the offensive coordinator from 2000-06, winning a national title in 2003 as an assistant and another 10 years later as the head coachat Florida State.
This year, his Aggies team upset then-No. 1 Alabama and has been ranked as high as No. 5 in the country, leading Fisher’s name to get thrown around as a possible replacement.
Recently though, Fisher emphatically denied any interest in returning to LSU, going so far as to say he’d “be the dumbest human alive” to leave Texas A&M given the upcoming recruiting class and what he feels he’s built in College Station.
Sporting News has all the information you need to catch this Week 13 SEC showdown.
What channel is Texas A&M vs. LSU on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN App, fuboTV
This SEC rivalry week showdown will air nationally on ESPN.
Texas A&M vs. LSU start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
- Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Texas A&M vs. LSU will kick off at 7 p.m. from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. The Aggies currently open as 6.5 point road favorites to end the regular season.
Texas A&M schedule 2021
|vs. Kent State||Sept. 6||Texas A&M 41, Kent State 10|
|at Colorado||Sept. 11||Texas A&M 10, Colorado 7|
|vs. New Mexico||Sept. 18||Texas A&M 34, New Mexico 0|
|vs. No. 16 Arkansas (Arlington)||Sept. 25||Arkansas 20, Texas A&M 10|
|vs. Mississippi State||Oct. 2||Mississippi State 26, Texas A&M 22|
|vs. No. 1 Alabama||Oct. 9||Texas A&M 41, Alabama 31|
|at Missouri||Oct. 16||Texas A&M 35, Missouri 14|
|vs. South Carolina||Oct. 23||Texas A&M 44, South Carolina 14|
|vs. No. 18 Auburn||Nov. 6||Texas A&M 20, Auburn 3|
|at No. 15 Ole Miss||Nov. 13||Ole Miss 29, Texas A&M 19|
|vs. Prairie View A&M||Nov. 20||Texas A&M 52, Prarie View A&M 3|
|at LSU||Nov. 27||TBD|
LSU schedule 2021
|at UCLA||Sept. 4||UCLA 38, LSU 27|
|vs. McNeese||Sept. 11||LSU 34, McNeese 7|
|vs. Central Michigan||Sept. 18||LSU 49, Central Michigan 21|
|at Mississippi State||Sept. 25||LSU 28, Mississippi State 25|
|vs. No. 22 Auburn||Oct. 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|at No. 16 Kentucky||Oct. 9||Kentucky 42, LSU 21|
|vs. No. 20 Florida||Oct. 16||LSU 49, Florida 42|
|at No. 12 Ole Miss||Oct. 23||Ole Miss 31, LSU 17|
|at No. 2 Alabama||Nov. 6||Alabama 20, LSU 14|
|vs. Arkansas||Nov. 13||Arkansas 16, LSU 13 (OT)|
|vs. Louisiana-Monroe||Nov. 20||LSU 27, Louisiana-Monroe 14|
|vs. No. 16 Texas A&M||Nov. 27||TBD|