The Texas A&M Aggies have added the Prairie View A&M Panthers to their 2021 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the athletic contest agreement was obtained from Prairie View A&M University via a state of Texas Public Information Act request.
Texas A&M will host Prairie View A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, on November 20, 2021. The Aggies will pay the Panthers a $500,000 guarantee for the contest, according to the copy of the contract.
Prairie View A&M is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). In their first and only meeting with Texas A&M in 2016, the Panthers fell to the Aggies 67-0 in College Station.
The addition of Prairie View A&M tentatively completes Texas A&M’s non-conference football schedule for the 2021 season. The Aggies are scheduled to open the season at home against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Sept. 4, play at the Colorado Buffaloes on Sept. 11, and then host the New Mexico Lobos on Sept. 18.
In SEC action in 2021, Texas A&M is scheduled to host Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, and South Carolina at Kyle Field and travel to play Arkansas (in Arlington, TX), LSU, Missouri, and Ole Miss.
Prairie View A&M has also tentatively completed their non-conference slate for 2021. Other opponents scheduled for the Panthers include the Incarnate Word Cardinals on the road on Sept. 11 and the Houston Baptist Huskies at home on Sept. 18.