College football’s new playoff format has encouraged better scheduling among BCS teams, and Texas A&M and UCLA continued that trend with an announcement of a two-game series.
The Aggies and Bruins will play in 2016 at Kyle Field and 2017 at the Rose Bowl.
Assuming both teams continue on their recent trajectory, this should be one of the top non-conference games during those two seasons.
However, let’s also hope this leads to more Pac-12-SEC matchups – especially in the bowl season.
Heading into the new playoff format, there’s no Pac-12-SEC bowl matchup scheduled. Shouldn’t the top two conferences in the nation play each other in a bowl? Even if the postseason matchups don't transpire for a while, it's good to see high-profile teams like Texas A&M and UCLA playing non-conference games.