Aggies announce final nonconference team

Texas A&M finally has its last nonconference opponent set for the 2012 season.

Athletic director Bill Byrne announced Wednesday that Sam Houston State has signed a contract to face the Aggies in College Station, Texas, on Nov. 17 to close out Texas A&M's nonconference schedule.

“The football schedule for 2012 is nearly complete,” Byrne said.

The only other part of the schedule that needs to be completed is the location for the Arkansas game. The Southwest Classic has been played in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the last three years, but neither school is sure if that will continue in 2012 and beyond. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has already expressed his desire to keep the game at Cowboys Stadium instead of doing a home-and-home.

Here is what the Aggies' 2012 schedule looks like with the addition of Sam Houston State:

Aug. 30 -- vs. Louisiana Tech (Independence Stadium), Shreveport, La

Sept. 8 -- vs. Florida

Sept. 15 -- at SMU

Sept. 22 -- vs. South Carolina State

Sept. 29 -- vs. Arkansas (A&M is home team), Location TBD

Oct. 6 -- at Ole Miss

Oct. 13 -- Open date

Oct. 20 -- vs. *LSU

Oct. 27 -- at Auburn

Nov. 3 -- at Mississippi State

Nov. 10 -- at Alabama

Nov. 17 -- vs. Sam Houston State

Nov. 24 -- vs. Missouri