Miami football at Texas A&M projected week 3 ESPN Gameday location

Sept 20, 2008; College Station, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Sept 20, 2008; College Station, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football game at Texas A&M was chosen by 247 Sports as the week three location on September 17 for ESPN College Game Day. Miami has not been featured ESPN College Game Day site since October 10, 2020, at Clemson. Miami began the 2020 season with three College Game appearances in the first four weeks.

Miami holds a 2-1 lead all-time versus Texas A&M. The Hurricanes defeated the Aggies in a home-and-home in 2007 and 2008 the last time the teams played. Miami is coming off of a 7-5 2021 season that led to hiring Mario Cristobal as head coach. Texas A&M was 8-4 last season including a win over Alabama.

Miami will begin the season with home games versus Bethune-Cookman and Southern Mississippi. Texas A&M opens with games versus Sam Houston State and Appalachian State at Kyle Field. Miami defeated Appalachian State 25-23 in 2021. Miami quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce was the Mountaineers’ offensive coordinator.

Texas A&M opened the season ranked sixth in the AP Top 25 released on Thursday. Miami is ranked 16th by the AP. Number 25 Brigham Young at 11th ranked Oregon is the only other game between preseason ranked teams for week three. Clemson and Pittsburgh are the other preseason-ranked teams Miami plays in 2022.

"WEEK 3 (SEPT. 17): MIAMI AT TEXAS A&MOther potential candidates: Oklahoma at Nebraska, Georgia at South Carolina, Penn State at AuburnOklahoma at Nebraska is the other top candidate for this week, but it’s hard to see GameDay competing with the Big Noon Kickoff game in consecutive weeks. For that reason, GameDay makes the quick trip from Austin to College Station for the Texas A&M-Miami game, one that is already set to air on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT.What should be a nationally-ranked matchup could be revealing of both programs’ true identities for 2022. Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies are looking to bounce back and prove themselves as playoff contenders after underwhelming with an 8-4 finish in 2021.For Miami, it’s the first game against a Power Five opponent under new head coach Mario Cristobal and a golden opportunity for the new regime to make a statement early as Miami looks to return to its status as a college football power.This is the fourth overall meeting between the schools and first since 2008, with the Hurricanes holding a 2-1 edge."

The Miami games versus Florida State and at Clemson were also mentioned as potential candidates for ESPN College Game Day. Miami finishes the season versus Pittsburgh in a game that could be the defacto ACC Coastal Division Championship Game. Miami was picked by the media to win the ACC Coastal.

Next. ESPN names Miami in top 3 2022 ACC storylines. dark

In a season with a lot of expectations, the Miami football team should have a few opportunities to be considered for ESPN College Gameday. The Hurricanes should improve on a disappointing 2021 season that Miami finished unranked after beginning the season ranked 21st. Miami Fans are excited to begin the Cristobal era.