Northwestern State-Texas A&M game moved to Thursday, Aug. 30

By Kevin Kelley -

Another season-opening college football game has been moved from Saturday to Thursday, and this one involves a team from the SEC.

Northwestern State at Texas A&M, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, has been moved up two days to Thursday, Aug. 30. The game, set for Kyle Field in College Station, will be televised by the SEC Network at 7:30pm CT/8:30pm ET.

“We appreciate the SEC highlighting our season opener with Coach Jimbo Fisher in prime time,” Scott Woodward, Texas A&M Director of Athletics, said. “We also appreciate the cooperation of President Young and our faculty and staff at Texas A&M University working with us to bring this game to the country.”

“Although six months out, we always look forward to the start of the school year and our next football season, and this year to also welcoming new coach Jimbo Fisher,” said Michael K. Young, President, Texas A&M University. “A campus task force is underway to account for class, parking, transportation schedules and other logistics in order to keep university business on track while hosting a great game that night.”


There are now 11 FBS games slated for Thursday of Week 1 on the 2018 college football schedule.

The first games of the 2018 season will be played five days prior on Saturday, Aug. 25 (Week Zero). Currently, three games are scheduled: Duquesne at UMass, Prairie View A&M at Rice, and Wyoming at New Mexico State.