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Red’s Texas College Football Game of the Week

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This week features a match up of the two oldest public universities in the State.  And you probably can’t guess at least one of them.  For the first time in 140 years, Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M will meet at Kyle Field on Saturday.  Although the schools are only about 45 miles apart, more than geography has separated the two institutions.  Texas’s first public universities were created by the same legislation, but separated by race for more than 100 years.

As far as football goes, the two programs are vastly different.  PV suffered through the longest losing streak in college football history losing 80 straight at one point.  TAMU has been a regular in the Top 25 for decades.  It’s the first time that the Aggies will play a Southwestern Athletic Conference team from one of the historically black colleges.  For PV, it’s the first time they will have played a team from one of the Power Five conferences.

Kudos to A&M System Chancellor John Sharp for making this game a priority.  Red hopes that PV takes away something more than the $450,000 boost for their athletic program.  Chancellor Sharp has similar sentiments.

“The money part is not the most important thing. It’s being associated with a great university. Playing in a game like that is something that enhances their reputation.”

Still it seems unlikely that the Panthers can keep pace with the Aggies, but it might be a more competitive game than expected as PV has turned its program around.  Red calls TAMU 42 PV 22.

On a final note, is there a university out there with a more romantic sounding name than Prairie View?  Only Bowling Green comes to mind.

 

No Thanksgiving Game for Texas A&M this Year

LSU has rejected the possibility of the Tigers playing Texas A&M on Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge in 2015 according to CBS Sports.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva told The Advocate there has been a push to move this year’s regular season finale against Texas A&M to Thanksgiving night, but prior traditions and the quest for ratings will not shake the AD’s stance on home games in Tiger Stadium.

Last season, the Aggies hosted LSU in a 23-17 loss on that Thursday night — the slot previously dedicated to their annual rivalry game against Texas. While Texas A&M may continue that tradition at home with the Tigers, Alleva said there is no chance the game gets moved from Saturday to Thursday under his watch.

“As long as I’m here, we will not play in Tiger Stadium on a Thursday,” Alleva said “I guarantee you that.”

It is possible, according The Advocate, that the game gets moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving, a spot on the calendar where LSU has frequently played Arkansas in the past.

Too bad for Red, who really likes watching the Cowboys and the Aggies lose on Turkey Day.  Unfortunately, he also gets to see the Longhorns lose.

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