Alabama-Texas A&M kickoff set

The much anticipated Alabama-Texas A&M game on Sept. 14 at Kyle Field will be nationally televised by CBS and kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.

It will be Alabama's first trip to College Station since 1988. The two teams played a classic game in Tuscaloosa last season with the Aggies holding on to win 29-24 over the then No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide. That game was played in November.

The two teams will be opening SEC play against each other next season. Alabama has a bye the second week of the season, while Texas A&M will be coming off a home game against Sam Houston State.

In other SEC schedule news, the Arkansas-LSU game will again be played on the Friday after Thanksgiving next season (Nov. 29) and will be televised nationally by CBS with a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff. The teams played the Friday after Thanksgiving for 13 straight years from 1996 to 2008 before moving to Saturday in 2009 and 2010.