There are a number of tough places to play in the Southeastern Conference, but Mississippi State football’s Jaden Crumedy named this place as the toughest road environment he’s played.
Jaden Crumedy has spent plenty of time playing college football. After all, he committed to the Mississippi State football team back in 2017, enrolled in 2018, and has been with the Bulldogs ever since. And so, he’s played in some tough SEC football stadiums.
But the toughest road environment that he’s faced is an intriguing one. During SEC Media Days, Crumedy was asked which opposing road environment was the toughest he’d personally seen. And he responded with Kyle Field.
Now, the Texas A&M Aggies have a large field with a (typically) active crowd and they are invested in what’s going on. But many likely would have expected Crumedy to say somewhere like Baton Rouge.
“I’d say playing at Texas A&M, being very loud. It was very different for me being there, especially for my first time playing there in the stadium,” Crumedy said, according to ASAP Sports’ transcript. “Yeah, it was different.”
Mississippi State football: Jaden Crumedy names Texas A&M Aggies’ Kyle Field as the toughest road environment he’s seen
Kyle Field has one of the largest stadium capacities of any college football program around. And it seems like Crumedy was pretty impressed with the 12th Man atmosphere at Kyle Field. It sure is worth noting that when the Aggies are playing well, it’s a place that gets pretty loud.
“I’m looking forward to it. Who wouldn’t want to play in a loud environment?” Crumedy explained when asked about MSU’s upcoming trip to College Station.
As he notes, Crumedy has since gotten used to loud road environments and rowdy opposing fans. But his first time taking that trip to Texas A&M apparently caught the defensive lineman a little off guard.
“I got used to it, but my first time being there, it was a different experience because it’s like a big place in there, very loud. They can get real loud. I’m looking forward to playing there, though.”
Going back to 2018, Crumedy’s first season as a member of the MSU Bulldogs, State has found a decent amount of success against the Aggies. MSU has won three of the last five games against A&M, including last year’s 18-point home win over the Aggies. Since Johnny Manziel left College Station, MSU is 6-3 vs. Texas A&M.
Here’s to hoping that that success continues.