Due to the hands of conference realignment, longtime rivals Texas and Texas A&M will battle this evening at Kyle Field for the final time for the foreseeable future. Even though it may be Thanksgiving there certainly will be no love loss when the two teams strap it up for the final time after 94 consecutive years.
At stake is the opportunity for each school to hold one final victory over the head of the other. The Longhorns come into the game with a 6-4 record, while the Aggies are 6-5 themselves. For Texas they were looking to improve on last year's losing season, while Mike Sherman's Aggies have been disappointing this season after having been a preseason top 10 squad.
Both teams will want to put all the conference affiliation stuff behind once they get onto the field, as they shouldn't let what will be happening next year effect what happens tonight.
For Texas, the Longhorns will want to establish a rhythm early on offense, whether it be with David Ash or Case McCoy at quarterback. On the other side, the Aggies will want to get off to a quick start with the passing game, something they have struggled with in recent weeks, including the benching last week of talented wide receiver Jeff Fuller.