The Texas A&M football team has a challenging schedule in 2013, which would be expected of any team in the West division of the Southeastern Conference. Everyone knows about the marquee games, but the schedule contains multiple games that could result in a loss if the Aggies do not enter the game focused and prepared.
When making a schedule, the power programs in college football try to schedule seven home games and five road games. They basically pay three non-conference opponents to come into their stadium and be sacrificial lambs on the field in games that will help the home team get closer to bowl eligibility.
The visiting teams like the arrangement because it provides a big boost to their athletic department bottom line. You add in the typical four home conference games, four road conference games and another neutral site or road non-conference game to come up with a seven-to-five home and road split.
That is a typical college football schedule. In 2012, the Aggies played only six home games due to scheduling conflicts created by the move to the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies will play eight home games in 2013 with only four road games.
Even with such a favorable travel schedule, the Aggies still face some opponents they could stumble against. This is a look at the trap games on the Aggies schedule.