The Texas vs. Texas A&M rivalry ended last Thursday (for the foreseeable future) after 118 years. Final score, Texas wins 76-37-5. Most importantly, Texas won the series finale at Kyle Field 27-25.
The game was incredibly exciting. To summarize, A&M got ahead early, but Texas took advantage of a muffed punt return and a trick play to go into halftime down 16-7. Then Texas intercepted a pass, returned a punt 80 yards, and returned another interception for a touchdown which resulted in 17 points. A&M kicked a field goal, and then with less than two minutes left in the game scored a touchdown to make score 25-24 in favor of A&M. Texas defense was able to stop the 2-point conversion. Then Texas drove down the field, capped by a 25 yard run by Case McCoy into field goal range where Justin Tucker (a Westlake grad) kicked the winning field goal as time expired.
The game was incredibly exciting and I was extremely nervous, especially at the end. It’s sad to think that the rivalry won’t be played every year in the future, but I’m not too upset. A&M chose to leave the Big 12, so I’m satisfied with sending them out with a loss.