For the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies, today's edition of their long-running rivalry may be the last one for a while. With the Aggies leaving the Big 12 for the SEC next year, the rivalry is likely to end, or at least cease, leaving college football without one of its longest-running series.
The rivalry's beginning, though, was almost as improbably as its end. SB Nation's C.J. Schexnayder has the story of the first Texas-Texas A&M football game.
"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.