Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry

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Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry
Texas Longhorn logo.svg Texas A&M University aTm logo.svg
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 118
Series record Texas leads, 76-37-5
First meeting October 1, 1894
Texas 38, Texas A&M 0
Last meeting November 24, 2011
Texas 27, Texas A&M 25
Largest win Texas, 48-0 (1898)
Longest win streak Texas, 10 (1957-66)

The Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry was an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns football team of the University of Texas and Texas A&M Aggies football team of Texas A&M University. Texas leads the series 76–37–5. The rivalry was played every year between 1915 and 2011, until Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference.

History[edit]

The first meeting was in 1894. By 1911, Texas led the series 15–4–2. The series went back and forth until 1939, but Texas still led 27–15–4. After that, Texas went 36–7–1 against the Aggies. Texas A&M then won 10 of the next 11 games in the series. Texas would then win 12 of the last 17 games in the rivalry.

In July 2011, Texas A&M elected to join the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012. The move to switch conferences resulted in the ending of the rivalry. On November 24, 2011, Texas faced Texas A&M in College Station in the final scheduled meeting of the rivalry. Texas won 27–25 on a last second field goal. In January 2013, a Texas state legislator filed a bill that would require them to play each other every year.[1] The bill was referred to the House Committee on Higher Education on February 18, 2013.[2]

Aspects of the Rivalry[edit]

Aspects of the rivalry include: Each school mentions the other in its fight song ("and it's goodbye to A&M" in Texas Fight; the whole second verse of the Aggie War Hymn is about Texas). The football series was the third longest in college football. Since 1900, the last regular season football game was usually reserved for the matchup. Each school has elaborate pre-game preparations for the annual football clash, including the Aggie Bonfire and Hex Rally. Texas has a unique lighting scheme for the UT Tower after beating Texas A&M.

Series record[edit]

Texas victories are colored ██ burnt orange. Texas A&M victories are colored ██ maroon. Ties are white.

Date Location Winning team Losing team Series
October 19, 1894 Austin Texas 38 Texas A&M 0 Texas 1–0
October 22, 1898 Austin Texas 48 Texas A&M 0 Texas 2–0
November 4, 1899 San Antonio Texas 6 Texas A&M 0 Texas 3–0
October 27, 1900 San Antonio Texas 5 Texas A&M 0 Texas 4–0
November 29, 1900 Austin Texas 11 Texas A&M 0 Texas 5–0
October 26, 1901 San Antonio Texas 17 Texas A&M 0 Texas 6–0
t-November 28, 1901 Austin Texas 32 Texas A&M 0 Texas 7–0
October 25, 1902 San Antonio Texas 0 Texas A&M 0 Texas 7–0–1
t-November 27, 1902 Austin Texas A&M 11 Texas 0 Texas 7–1–1
November 29, 1903 Austin Texas 29 Texas A&M 6 Texas 8–1–1
t-November 24, 1904 Austin Texas 34 Texas A&M 6 Texas 9–1–1
November 22, 1905 Austin Texas 27 Texas A&M 0 Texas 10–1–1
November 29, 1906 Austin Texas 24 Texas A&M 0 Texas 11–1–1
October 12, 1907 Dallas Texas 0 Texas A&M 0 Texas 11–1–2
t-November 28, 1907 Austin Texas 11 Texas A&M 6 Texas 12–1–2
November 9, 1908 Houston Texas 24 Texas A&M 8 Texas 13–1–2
November 29, 1908 Austin Texas 28 Texas A&M 12 Texas 14–1–2
November 8, 1909 Houston Texas A&M 23 Texas 0 Texas 14–2–2
t-November 25, 1909 Austin Texas A&M 5 Texas 0 Texas 14–3–2
November 14, 1910 Houston Texas A&M 14 Texas 8 Texas 14–4–2
November 13, 1911 Houston Texas 6 Texas A&M 0 Texas 15–4–2
November 19, 1915 College Station Texas A&M 13 Texas 0 Texas 15–5–2
November 30, 1916 Austin Texas 21 Texas A&M 7 Texas 16–5–2
November 20, 1917 College Station Texas A&M 7 Texas 0 Texas 16–6–2
t-November 28, 1918 Austin Texas 7 Texas A&M 0 Texas 17–6–2
t-November 27, 1919 College Station Texas A&M 7 Texas 0 Texas 17–7–2
t-November 25, 1920 Austin Texas 7 Texas A&M 3 Texas 18–7–2
t-November 24, 1921 College Station Texas 0 Texas A&M 0 Texas 18–7–3
November 30, 1922 Austin Texas A&M 14 Texas 7 Texas 18–8–3
November 29, 1923 College Station Texas 6 Texas A&M 0 Texas 19–8–3
t-November 27, 1924 Austin Texas 7 Texas A&M 0 Texas 20–8–3
t-November 26, 1925 College Station Texas A&M 28 Texas 0 Texas 20–9–3
t-November 25, 1926 Austin Texas 14 Texas A&M 5 Texas 21–9–3
t-November 24, 1927 College Station Texas A&M 28 Texas 7 Texas 21–10–3
November 29, 1928 Austin Texas 19 Texas A&M 0 Texas 22–10–3
t-November 28, 1929 College Station Texas A&M 13 Texas 0 Texas 22–11–3
t-November 27, 1930 Austin Texas 26 Texas A&M 0 Texas 23–11–3
t-November 26, 1931 College Station Texas A&M 7 Texas 6 Texas 23–12–3
t-November 24, 1932 Austin Texas 21 Texas A&M 0 Texas 24–12–3
November 30, 1933 College Station Texas 10 Texas A&M 10 Texas 24–12–4
November 29, 1934 Austin Texas 13 Texas A&M 0 Texas 25–12–4
t-November 28, 1935 College Station Texas A&M 20 Texas 6 Texas 25–13–4
t-November 26, 1936 College Station Texas 7 Texas A&M 0 Texas 26–13–4
t-November 25, 1937 College Station Texas A&M 7 Texas 0 Texas 26–14–4
t-November 24, 1938 Austin Texas 7 Texas A&M 6 Texas 27–14–4
November 30, 1939 College Station #1 Texas A&M 20 Texas 0 Texas 27–15–4
t-November 28, 1940 Austin Texas 7 Texas A&M 0 Texas 28–15–4
t-November 27, 1941 College Station #10 Texas 23 #2 Texas A&M 0 Texas 29–15–4
t-November 26, 1942 Austin #18 Texas 12 Texas A&M 6 Texas 30–15–4
t-November 25, 1943 College Station #12 Texas 27 #16 Texas A&M 13 Texas 31–15–4
November 30, 1944 Austin Texas 6 Texas A&M 0 Texas 32–15–4
November 29, 1945 College Station #10 Texas 20 Texas A&M 10 Texas 33–15–4
t-November 28, 1946 Austin #20 Texas 24 Texas A&M 7 Texas 34–15–4
t-November 27, 1947 College Station #7 Texas 32 Texas A&M 13 Texas 35–15–4
t-November 25, 1948 Austin Texas 14 Texas A&M 14 Texas 35–15–5
t-November 24, 1949 College Station Texas 42 Texas A&M 14 Texas 36–15–5
November 30, 1950 Austin #3 Texas 17 Texas A&M 0 Texas 37–15–5
November 29, 1951 College Station Texas A&M 22 #16 Texas 21 Texas 37–16–5
t-November 27, 1952 Austin #10 Texas 32 Texas A&M 12 Texas 38–16–5
t-November 26, 1953 College Station #7 Texas 21 Texas A&M 12 Texas 39–16–5
t-November 25, 1954 Austin Texas 22 Texas A&M 13 Texas 40–16–5
t-November 24, 1955 College Station Texas 21 #8 Texas A&M 6 Texas 41–16–5
November 29, 1956 Austin #5 Texas A&M 34 Texas 21 Texas 41–17–5
t-November 28, 1957 College Station Texas 9 #4 Texas A&M 7 Texas 42–17–5
t-November 27, 1958 Austin Texas 27 Texas A&M 0 Texas 43–17–5
t-November 26, 1959 College Station #4 Texas 20 Texas A&M 17 Texas 44–17–5
t-November 24, 1960 Austin Texas 21 Texas A&M 14 Texas 45–17–5
t-November 23, 1961 College Station #5 Texas 25 Texas A&M 0 Texas 46–17–5
t-November 22, 1962 Austin #4 Texas 13 Texas A&M 3 Texas 47–17–5
t-November 28, 1963 College Station #1 Texas 15 Texas A&M 13 Texas 48–17–5
t-November 26, 1964 Austin #5 Texas 26 Texas A&M 7 Texas 49–17–5
t-November 25, 1965 College Station Texas 21 Texas A&M 17 Texas 50–17–5
t-November 24, 1966 Austin Texas 22 Texas A&M 14 Texas 51–17–5
November 27, 1967 College Station Texas A&M 10 Texas 7 Texas 51–18–5
t-November 28, 1968 Austin #6 Texas 35 Texas A&M 14 Texas 52–18–5
t-November 27, 1969 College Station #1 Texas 49 Texas A&M 12 Texas 53–18–5
t-November 26, 1970 Austin #1 Texas 52 Texas A&M 14 Texas 54–18–5
t-November 25, 1971 College Station #12 Texas 34 Texas A&M 14 Texas 55–18–5
t-November 23, 1972 Austin #7 Texas 38 Texas A&M 3 Texas 56–18–5
t-November 22, 1973 College Station #11 Texas 42 Texas A&M 13 Texas 57–18–5
November 29, 1974 Austin #17 Texas 32 #8 Texas A&M 3 Texas 58–18–5
November 28, 1975 College Station #2 Texas A&M 20 #5 Texas 10 Texas 58–19–5
t-November 25, 1976 Austin #11 Texas A&M 27 Texas 3 Texas 58–20–5
November 26, 1977 College Station #1 Texas 57 #12 Texas A&M 28 Texas 59–20–5
December 2, 1978 Austin #14 Texas 22 Texas A&M 7 Texas 60–20–5
December 1, 1979 College Station Texas A&M 13 #6 Texas 7 Texas 60–21–5
November 29, 1980 Austin Texas A&M 24 Texas 14 Texas 60–22–5
t-November 26, 1981 College Station #7 Texas 21 Texas A&M 13 Texas 61–22–5
t-November 25, 1982 Austin #14 Texas 53 Texas A&M 16 Texas 62–22–5
November 26, 1983 College Station #2 Texas 45 Texas A&M 13 Texas 63–22–5
December 1, 1984 Austin Texas A&M 37 #13 Texas 12 Texas 63–23–5
t-November 28, 1985 College Station #15 Texas A&M 42 #18 Texas 10 Texas 63–24–5
t-November 27, 1986 Austin #10 Texas A&M 16 Texas 3 Texas 63–25–5
t-November 26, 1987 College Station #15 Texas A&M 20 Texas 13 Texas 63–26–5
t-November 24, 1988 Austin Texas A&M 28 Texas 24 Texas 63–27–5
December 2, 1989 College Station #16 Texas A&M 21 Texas 10 Texas 63–28–5
December 1, 1990 Austin #5 Texas 28 Texas A&M 27 Texas 64–28–5
t-November 28, 1991 College Station #10 Texas A&M 31 Texas 14 Texas 64–29–5
t-November 26, 1992 Austin #4 Texas A&M 34 Texas 13 Texas 64–30–5
t-November 25, 1993 College Station #8 Texas A&M 18 Texas 9 Texas 64–31–5
November 5, 1994 Austin #11 Texas A&M 34 Texas 10 Texas 64–32–5
December 2, 1995 College Station #9 Texas 16 #16 Texas A&M 6 Texas 65–32–5
November 29, 1996 Austin Texas 51 Texas A&M 15 Texas 66–32–5
November 28, 1997 College Station #15 Texas A&M 27 Texas 16 Texas 66–33–5
November 27, 1998 Austin Texas 26 #6 Texas A&M 24 Texas 67–33–5
November 26, 1999 College Station #24 Texas A&M 20 #7 Texas 16 Texas 67–34–5
November 24, 2000 Austin #12 Texas 43 #22 Texas A&M 17 Texas 68–34–5
November 23, 2001 College Station #5 Texas 21 Texas A&M 7 Texas 69–34–5
November 29, 2002 Austin #10 Texas 50 Texas A&M 20 Texas 70–34–5
November 28, 2003 College Station #6 Texas 46 Texas A&M 15 Texas 71–34–5
November 26, 2004 Austin #5 Texas 26 #22 Texas A&M 13 Texas 72–34–5
November 25, 2005 College Station #2 Texas 40 Texas A&M 29 Texas 73–34–5
November 24, 2006 Austin Texas A&M 12 #11 Texas 7 Texas 73–35–5
November 23, 2007 College Station Texas A&M 38 #14 Texas 30 Texas 73–36–5
t-November 27, 2008 Austin #4 Texas 49 Texas A&M 9 Texas 74–36–5
t-November 26, 2009 College Station #3 Texas 49 Texas A&M 39 Texas 75–36–5
t-November 25, 2010 Austin #17 Texas A&M 24 Texas 17 Texas 75–37–5
t-November 24, 2011 College Station #25 Texas 27 Texas A&M 25 Texas 76–37–5
Notes
  1. t - Thanksgiving Day game

In popular culture[edit]

In October 2006, General Mills announced they would honor the then third-longest running college football rivalry with a special edition Wheaties box. The box featured the helmets of Texas and Texas A&M and their respective home stadiums, Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium and Kyle Field, on either side. Although several individual college basketball and football teams had been featured previously on special edition boxes, this was the first time Wheaties had honored a rivalry series.[3]

The game's tradition figures into the plot of the 1978 stage musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and its film adaptation; in the show, each year the game's winners (in the story, the Aggies) would celebrate at the "Chicken Ranch," until an overzealous news reporter (a character based on Marvin Zindler) endeavors to close the legendary brothel.

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