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Longhorns vs. Aggies: 5 Little-Known Facts About Lone Star Football Showdown

George SeligaCorrespondent INovember 24, 2011

Longhorns vs. Aggies: 5 Little-Known Facts About Lone Star Football Showdown

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    The Lone Star Football Showdown is one of the best rivalries in all of college football. Both Texas and Texas A&M have historic football programs and huge fanbases.

    The Lone Star Football Showdown provides excitement and entertainment for all football fans. Here are five little-known facts about the Lone Star Football Showdown.

Lone Star Showdown on Thanksgiving Day

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    Today's match between Texas and Texas A&M marks the 64th time this rivalry will be played on Thanksgiving Day. These two teams enjoy sharing the prime time spotlight on one of the biggest holidays of the year.

Texas Dominance

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    The Longhorns lead the Aggies in the overall series with a 75-37-5 overall record.  The Longhorns look to add to that record by getting another win tonight.

Showdown Stretches Past Football

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    The Lone Star Showdown stretches past football. It is a year-long event between both of the schools, and there is a point system. The university that racks up the most points when they play head to head wins the showdown. The Texas Longhorns currently hold a 4-1 lead in the showdown.

The Showdown Has an Official Sponsor

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    It is rare to see a showdown last a whole year. It is even more rare to see a rivalry have a sponsor. The official sponsor of the Lone Star Showdown is State Farm.

First Ever Rivalry on a Cereal Box

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    The Lone Star Football Showdown was featured on the General Mills Wheatie box. This is the first time any rivalry has been featured on a box of cereal.

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