Texas A&M’s home-field advantage at Kyle Field was brought up Saturday by ESPN’s College GameDay.
“Why do we build it up so much?” said ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit. “Real quick, how about Kyle Field? Like, what’s A&M’s record at home nowadays?’
A&M is 2-2 at home against ranked teams under second-year coach Jimbo Fisher after being 3-9 under Kevin Sumlin from 2012-17.
“I think this is one of the great places to play in college football,” Fisher said Monday at his weekly press conference. “My games, that I’ve been in here, and the games we’ve been in here, have just been tremendous. I think this is as good as anywhere to play, the atmosphere, the electricity. The fans, I think are awesome. They are into it as much as any place I’ve ever been. And I don’t mean that in any disrespect of anywhere I’ve ever been. It’s a phenomenal place.”
Fisher said it’s the team’s job to make opponents uncomfortable.
Kyle Field was rocking three weeks ago for the Auburn game, but the Tigers quieted the fans by jumping to a 14-0 lead, taking the lead on the game’s fourth play.
“If we play a little better, it makes it tougher [on Auburn],” Fisher said. “But those fans didn’t go anywhere, they were right there.”
A&M scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as Auburn won 28-20.
Fisher beat 13th-ranked Kentucky and eighth-ranked LSU last season, but lost to second-ranked Clemson last year and eighth-ranked Auburn this year.