Aggies President wants Longhorns

November 22, 2013
Since 2000, Texas holds a 9-3 lead of instate rival Texas A&M. The rivalry ended when A&M headed to the SEC.

Since 2000, Texas holds a 9-3 series lead over instate rival Texas A&M. The 118-year old rivalry ended when Texas A&M left the Big XII for the SEC.

Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin recently told the San Antonio Express-News that he still wants the Aggies to play the Texas Longhorns.  In fact, he threw down the gauntlet challenging Texas, “anytime, anywhere.”  However, Loftin was a key factor in moving the Aggies from the Big XII to the SEC all but ensuring an end to the 118-year old historic rivalry.

As it stands, Texas is nowhere to be found in A&M’s future schedules but the Aggies do have open spots for non-conference games in the coming seasons.  Despite the ability to schedule Texas, Loftin will have to convince others within the program that playing Texas is a good idea.  Senior associate athletic director Jason Cook sidestepped the question by stating, “we hope to play them [Texas] again in a BCS or playoff game at some point.”

2011 was the last time these two teams met and Texas came out victorious edging A&M 27-25.  The two teams first met in 1894 where Texas blanketed A&M 38-0. Since then, the Longhorns have dominated the rivalry holding an impressive 76-37-5 series record.

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