The odds makers like the Texas A&M Aggies chances of sending their bitter rivals from Austin home in what could be the Longhorns final trip to Kyle Stadium, as Texas A&M is a -8 favorite over Texas.
A 6-5 season isn't how the Aggies envisioned their final season in the Big 12, especially after opening the year in the top ten, but a convincing victory over a struggling Longhorns team would still be a satisfying way to leave the conference.
Texas A&M's offense, led by senior QB Ryan Tannehill, has held up their end of the bargain, averaging 40.8 points a game this season, 10th best in the nation.
Their defense, meanwhile, has struggled without All-American LB Von Miller, blowing second-half leads against Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Missouri due to numerous breakdowns in the secondary.
However, they couldn't have picked a better opponent for Senior Day, as the Longhorns have scored only 18 points in the last two weeks without their four biggest offensive playmakers (RB's Fozzy Whittaker, Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron and WR Jaxon Shipley) while neither of their young QB's, Case McCoy and David Ash, has been able to carry their offense.
But in a rivalry deeply ingrained in a football-mad state, records can usually be thrown out. The Aggies players, coaches and fans grew up and live next to their counterparts on the Longhorns sideline, and whichever squad can overcome a disappointing season on Thursday will have bragging rights for years to come.