The Texas A&M Aggies have added the New Mexico State Aggies to their 2016 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Texas A&M will host New Mexico State at Kyle Field in College Station on Oct. 29, 2016. The two schools have never met each other in football.
According to a copy of the contract obtained through an open records request, Texas A&M will pay NMSU a $1.5 million guarantee for the game.
The addition of New Mexico State tentatively completes the 2016 non-conference schedule for Texas A&M. The Aggies are scheduled to open the season with back-to-back games at home against UCLA on Sept. 3 and Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10. A&M later hosts UTSA on Nov. 12.
On Wednesday, Texas A&M announced a future home-and-home football series with the Colorado Buffaloes of the Pac-12. Texas A&M will host Colorado on Sept. 19, 2020 and will travel to Boulder to take on the Buffaloes on Sept. 11, 2021.
The Aggies return a matchup with UCLA in 2017, and they also have future home-and-home series set with Clemson (2018-19) and Notre Dame (2024-25).
New Mexico State has also tentatively completed their 2016 non-conference slate. Other games for NMSU that season include vs. New Mexico (Sept. 10), at San Diego State (Sept. 24), and at UTEP (date TBA).