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Texas Vs. Texas A&M: Last Thanksgiving For Time-Honored College Football Rivalry?

It appears that the nation's third-longest-running rivalry will end or go on hiatus after today's Thanksgiving match-up of the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies. It's been going on since the 19th century, and today's match-up will be the 64th meeting of the two Lone Star State teams on Thanksgiving.

SB Nation's C.J. Schexnayder has the history of the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry, including the story of the lopsided first game between the Longhorns and Aggies.

"Had it not been for that they were physically unable to cope with the giants of the Varsity team, they would have stood a better showing for scoring," the anonymous sportswriter opined. "Every time the Varsity boys made a catch-as-can player, the A&M college boys went down to the dust like so many ten pins being knocked down."

The final score was Texas 38, Texas A&M 0 -- a score made even more humiliating by the fact touchdowns only earned four points in that era.

For more in-depth analysis of the Longhorns, check out Burnt Orange Nation, and for a closer look at Texas A&M, there's no better place on the interwebs than I Am The 12th Man.

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