POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 9:50am
Texas (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) at Texas A&M (6-5, 4-4), 7 p.m. CST Thursday.
Line: Texas A&M by 8.
Series Record: Texas leads the series 75-37-5
WHAT'S AT STAKE
It could be the last game in a rivalry that began in 1894 with Texas A&M leaving for the Southeastern Conference after this season.
Since neither team is ranked or in contention for the Big 12 title, about the only thing up for grabs is the chance to be remembered as the team that won the last game in the rivalry.
Texas A&M run defense vs. Texas running backs. The Aggies are allowing just more than 107 yards rushing a game. The Longhorns are running for almost 224 yards a game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Texas: QB Case McCoy could start this week after David Ash had
another multi-turnover game in last week's 17-13 loss to Kansas
State. McCoy went 2-1 as a starter this season before being replaced by Ash after a loss to Oklahoma.
Texas A&M: RBs Ben Malena and Will Randolph. Malena and Randolph could figure big in this game if Cyrus Gray can't play. Gray, who has more than 1,000 yards rushing this season, is questionable with a stress fracture in his left shoulder. Malena has just 99 yards rushing in limited action, and Randolph made his college debut last week.
FACTS AND FIGURES: This series is tied for the third-most played
rivalry in Football Bowl Subdivision history. ... Texas coach Mack Brown has gone 9-4 against the Aggies. ... The Aggies went 8-3
against Texas in the 11 seasons before Brown was hired. ... Gray
ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns in last year's 24-17 win over
the Longhorns. ... This is the fourth straight year the game has been on Thanksgiving. ... Before then the game was played on the
Friday after the holiday 12 years in a row.