Texas A&M is going bowling for the ninth consecutive season, facing off against Wake Forest in the 2017 Belk Bowl, per a report from college football insider Brett McMurphy. The Aggies will be doing so without head coach Kevin Sumlin, who was fired last week.
And although the program has already moved on and scored a big coup in hiring Jimbo Fisher, this game will be played under interim head coach Jeff Banks. Interim coach situations are by their very nature tenuous, and it’s always an open question whether the players will be 100 percent focused on the game at hand. We’ll have to see whether that is the case for A&M or not when they take the field on Dec. 29.
The Aggies’ opponents, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, enjoyed a solid 2017 in which they went 7-5, including a 4-4 mark in the ACC. The Demon Deacons’ best win of the season came just a few weeks ago when they beat a ranked NC State team 30-24 at home.
Texas A&M football 2017 schedule & results
|South Carolina||24-17 W|
|Mississippi State||35-14 L|
|New Mexico||55-14 W|
|Ole Miss||31-24 W|
|Overall Record||7-5 (4-4 SEC)|
Mississippi State recent bowl results
|2016||Texas Bowl||Kansas State||33-28 L|
|2015||Music City Bowl||Louisville||27-21 L|
|2014||Liberty Bowl||West Virginia||45-37 W|
|2013||Chick-Fil-A Bowl||Duke||52-48 W|
|2012||Cotton Bowl||Oklahoma||41-13 W|