State Rep Looking to Resurrect A&M-UT Rivalry With Bill Filed in Texas House
AUSTIN, TX-- A state representative is fed up with the absence of the state's biggest college football rivalry and filed a bill that would force it to resume after a long hiatus.
District 122 representative Lyle Larson, a 1981 graduate of Texas A&M, filed House Bill 412 "After another Thanksgiving void of one of the most historic collegiate football rivalries," he wrote in a tweet.
If passed, the bill would force the two teams to play on the fourth Thursday, Friday or Saturday of November, KTXS reports.
As an incentive to get both teams to play, the bill says state funding for academic scholarships will not be awarded to players on the respective football teams should either team refuse to play.
The two teams haven't played since 2011 when Texas won 27-25 on a last-second field goal by Justin Tucker.