Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons why A&M has a better program than Texas

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Technically, the rivalry between the Texas and Texas A&M football programs has raged on since the 1800s, when the teams first met in 1894. In that game, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a 38-0 victory against the Texas Aggies. A year later, the Longhorns would beat A&M again by the score of 48-0.

Heck, the Aggies didn’t score a single point in the matchup between these two teams until they defeated Texas 11-0 in the ninth game of the series. After that, the Aggies would experience another brutal winless stretch for the next eight contests.

Finally, Texas A&M kicked it into high gear and turned this into a rivalry, winning six of the next nine contests through 1919. After that, the rivalry would level out.

The Texas Longhorns hold the all-time series lead, but are they relying too much on their history?

As things stand, Texas still holds a distinct edge in the series, leading the contests between these two teams 76-37-5. The Longhorns have won over double the total games of the Aggies — an indicator of dominance over the years.

But has this dominance faded?

In the past couple of weeks, the Texas A&M football team snuck its way into the AP top-25, while the Texas Longhorns were pushed out after two consecutive losses.

You can search through a handful of rivalries throughout college football history; almost none of them have an all-time series record that properly indicates the current state of the two programs. This doesn’t look like the exception.

In fact, the argument could be made that the disparities between these programs have shrunk, or even completely disappeared. Heck, I’d make the argument that the Aggies have passed up the Longhorns and haven’t looked back.

This can be broken down into three reasons why the Texas A&M football program is better than the Texas football program right now.