When Texas A&M opens their 2019 season at home vs. Texas State on Thursday, Aug. 29, it will be the first of 78 regular-season FBS games in the state of Texas this season, or just shy of 10 percent of all regular-season FBS teams.
Five days before the Texas A&M-Texas State game, the regular-season begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, with one game on each side of the Mississippi River — Florida vs. Miami (FL) in Orlando, and Arizona vs. Hawai'i in Honolulu — but more than 60 percent of all games will be played east of the river.
That Florida-Miami game is one of 512 games east of the Mississippi River:
Texas A&M is one of 12 FBS teams in the state (the most of any state), or just shy of 10 percent of all 130 FBS teams, so it's not surprising the Lone Star State will host nearly 10 percent of all games.
Forty-one states will host at least one game this season. All 41 states are home to at least one FBS team, while the nine states that aren't home to an FBS team won't host any games:
Houston will host the most games of any Texas city (13), but it won't host the most games of any city nationally. Atlanta is scheduled for 14 games, beginning with Alabama vs. Duke at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Week 1 and ending with Georgia vs. Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Week 14. Houston is tied with Miami for the second-most games nationally.
Five other cities will host eight games, and 43 cities will host seven games:
Twelve different cities in Texas will host at least one game, 11 of which are home to at least one FBS program. Arlington, the only non-FBS Texas city to host a game, will host both Oregon vs. Auburn and Texas A&M vs. Arkansas at AT&T Stadium.
Nine other states have at least five different cities that will host games:
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