ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says Texas A&M has fan advantage, picks Aggies to beat Miami

It’s official: We can add ESPN’s Lee Corso to the list of Texas A&M football naysayers for the remainder of the 2023 college football season.

That may be premature, but based on Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay coverage, Corso was the lone wolf in taking the Miami Hurricanes over the Aggies in their Week 2 bout. Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Pat McAfee, Kirk Herbstreit, and the Hall of Famer Joe Namath all took the Maroon and White.

Herbstreit doubled down on his confidence in the Aggies, highlighting that Texas A&M would likely have more fans in the stands for Saturday’s game. Remember that A&M is playing at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, just an hour away from the Hurricanes’ campus.

“It’s not a hostile environment. A&M might have more fans there than Miami.”

Now, it’s well-known that the 12th Man travels far and wide during college football season. But don’t underestimate their newfound ally in American Airlines. Back in May, it was announced that the airline would provide a non-stop flight from College Station, Texas, to Miami, Florida, for the matchup.

This indicates that Hard Rock Stadium will likely see a sizable influx of Aggies, particularly current students. A return flight is scheduled a day after the game on Sept. 10.

The Aggies’ “home-field advantage” will be tested when they kick off against the Hurricanes at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC.

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