Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry

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Texas–Texas A&M
First meeting October 19, 1894
Texas 38, Texas A&M 0
Latest meeting November 24, 2011
Texas 27, Texas A&M 25
Statistics
Meetings total 118
All-time series Texas leads, 76–37–5
Largest victory Texas, 48–0 (1898)
Longest win streak Texas, 10 (1957–66)
Current win streak Texas, 1

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

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. A&M then won 10 of the next 11 games in the series. Texas then won 12 of the last 17 games in the rivalry.

In July 2011, 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 A&M in College Station in the final scheduled meeting of the rivalry. Texas won 27–25 on a field goal as time expired. 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]

Each school mentions the other in its fight song ("and it's goodbye to A&M" in Texas Fight; the entire second verse of the Aggie War Hymn is about Texas). The football series was the third longest in college football. The last regular season football game was usually reserved for the match-up. Each school has elaborate pregame 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.

Game results[edit]

Texas victories Texas A&M victories Tie games
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 October 19, 1894 Austin Texas 38–0
2 October 22, 1898 Austin Texas 48–0
3 November 4, 1899 San Antonio Texas 6–0
4 October 27, 1900 San Antonio Texas 5–0
5 November 29, 1900 Austin Texas 11–0
6 October 26, 1901 San Antonio Texas 17–0
7 November 28, 1901[t] Austin Texas 32–0
8 October 25, 1902 San Antonio Tie 0–0
9 November 27, 1902[t] Austin Texas A&M 11–0
10 November 29, 1903 Austin Texas 29–6
11 November 24, 1904[t] Austin Texas 34–6
12 November 22, 1905 Austin Texas 27–0
13 November 29, 1906 Austin Texas 24–0
14 October 12, 1907 Dallas Tie 0–0
15 November 28, 1907[t] Austin Texas 11–6
16 November 9, 1908 Houston Texas 24–8
17 November 29, 1908 Austin Texas 28–12
18 November 8, 1909 Houston Texas A&M 23–0
19 November 25, 1909[t] Austin Texas A&M 5–0
20 November 14, 1910 Houston Texas A&M 14–8
21 November 13, 1911 Houston Texas 6–0
22 November 19, 1915 College Station Texas A&M 13–0
23 November 30, 1916 Austin Texas 21–7
24 November 20, 1917 College Station Texas A&M 7–0
25 November 28, 1918[t] Austin Texas 7–0
26 November 27, 1919[t] College Station Texas A&M 7–0
27 November 25, 1920[t] Austin Texas 7–3
28 November 24, 1921[t] College Station Tie 0–0
29 November 30, 1922 Austin Texas A&M 14–7
30 November 29, 1923 College Station Texas 6–0
31 November 27, 1924[t] Austin Texas 7–0
32 November 26, 1925[t] College Station Texas A&M 28–0
33 November 25, 1926[t] Austin Texas 14–5
34 November 24, 1927[t] College Station Texas A&M 28–7
35 November 29, 1928 Austin Texas 19–0
36 November 28, 1929[t] College Station Texas A&M 13–0
37 November 27, 1930[t] Austin Texas 26–0
38 November 26, 1931[t] College Station Texas A&M 7–6
39 November 24, 1932[t] Austin Texas 21–0
40 November 30, 1933 College Station Tie 10–10
41 November 29, 1934 Austin Texas 13–0
42 November 28, 1935[t] College Station Texas A&M 20–6
43 November 26, 1936[t] College Station Texas 7–0
44 November 25, 1937[t] College Station Texas A&M 7–0
45 November 24, 1938[t] Austin Texas 7–6
46 November 30, 1939 College Station #1 Texas A&M 20–0
47 November 28, 1940[t] Austin Texas 7–0
48 November 27, 1941[t] College Station #10 Texas 23–0
49 November 26, 1942[t] Austin #18 Texas 12–6
50 November 25, 1943[t] College Station #12 Texas 27–13
51 November 30, 1944 Austin Texas 6–0
52 November 29, 1945 College Station #10 Texas 20–10
53 November 28, 1946[t] Austin #20 Texas 24–7
54 November 27, 1947[t] College Station #7 Texas 32–13
55 November 25, 1948[t] Austin Tie 14–14
56 November 24, 1949[t] College Station Texas 42–14
57 November 30, 1950 Austin #3 Texas 17–0
58 November 29, 1951 College Station Texas A&M 22–21
59 November 27, 1952[t] Austin #10 Texas 32–12
60 November 26, 1953[t] College Station #7 Texas 21–12
No. Date Location Winner Score
61 November 25, 1954[t] Austin Texas 22–13
62 November 24, 1955[t] College Station Texas 21–6
63 November 29, 1956 Austin #5 Texas A&M 34–21
64 November 28, 1957[t] College Station Texas 9–7
65 November 27, 1958[t] Austin Texas 27–0
66 November 26, 1959[t] College Station #4 Texas 20–17
67 November 24, 1960[t] Austin Texas 21–14
68 November 23, 1961[t] College Station #5 Texas 25–0
69 November 22, 1962[t] Austin #4 Texas 13–3
70 November 28, 1963[t] College Station #1 Texas 15–13
71 November 26, 1964[t] Austin #5 Texas 26–7
72 November 25, 1965[t] College Station Texas 21–17
73 November 24, 1966[t] Austin Texas 22–14
74 November 27, 1967 College Station Texas A&M 10–7
75 November 28, 1968[t] Austin #6 Texas 35–14
76 November 27, 1969[t] College Station #1 Texas 49–12
77 November 26, 1970[t] Austin #1 Texas 52–14
78 November 25, 1971[t] College Station #12 Texas 34–14
79 November 23, 1972[t] Austin #7 Texas 38–3
80 November 22, 1973[t] College Station #11 Texas 42–13
81 November 29, 1974 Austin #17 Texas 32–3
82 November 28, 1975 College Station #2 Texas A&M 20–10
83 November 25, 1976[t] Austin #11 Texas A&M 27–3
84 November 26, 1977 College Station #1 Texas 57–28
85 December 2, 1978 Austin #14 Texas 22–7
86 December 1, 1979 College Station Texas A&M 13–7
87 November 29, 1980 Austin Texas A&M 24–14
88 November 26, 1981[t] College Station #7 Texas 21–13
89 November 25, 1982[t] Austin #14 Texas 53–16
90 November 26, 1983 College Station #2 Texas 45–13
91 December 1, 1984 Austin Texas A&M 37–12
92 November 28, 1985[t] College Station #15 Texas A&M 42–10
93 November 27, 1986[t] Austin #10 Texas A&M 16–3
94 November 26, 1987[t] College Station #15 Texas A&M 20–13
95 November 24, 1988[t] Austin Texas A&M 28–24
96 December 2, 1989 College Station #16 Texas A&M 21–10
97 December 1, 1990 Austin #5 Texas 28–27
98 November 28, 1991[t] College Station #10 Texas A&M 31–14
99 November 26, 1992[t] Austin #4 Texas A&M 34–13
100 November 25, 1993[t] College Station #8 Texas A&M 18–9
101 November 5, 1994 Austin #11 Texas A&M 34–10
102 December 2, 1995 College Station #9 Texas 16–6
103 November 29, 1996 Austin Texas 51–15
104 November 28, 1997 College Station #15 Texas A&M 27–16
105 November 27, 1998 Austin Texas 26–24
106 November 26, 1999 College Station #24 Texas A&M 20–16
107 November 24, 2000 Austin #12 Texas 43–17
108 November 23, 2001 College Station #5 Texas 21–7
109 November 29, 2002 Austin #10 Texas 50–20
110 November 28, 2003 College Station #6 Texas 46–15
111 November 26, 2004 Austin #5 Texas 26–13
112 November 25, 2005 College Station #2 Texas 40–29
113 November 24, 2006 Austin Texas A&M 12–7
114 November 23, 2007 College Station Texas A&M 38–30
115 November 27, 2008[t] Austin #4 Texas 49–9
116 November 26, 2009[t] College Station #3 Texas 49–39
117 November 25, 2010[t] Austin #17 Texas A&M 24–17
118 November 24, 2011[t] College Station #25 Texas 27–25
Series: Texas leads 76–37–5
[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports (2013-01-29). "Legislator files bill requiring Texas-Texas A&M to renew rivalry". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  2. ^ "TX HB778 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature". LegiScan. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Wheaties Honors Historic Collegiate Football Rivalry" (Press release). General Mills. 2006-10-18. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 

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