Texas and Texas A&M are jumping the gun as usual and kicking off on Thursday night. We'll get a head start, too, and add a few fun facts courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information and various sports information departments around the Big 12.
Thursday will be the 64th time among the 118 meetings between the schools that they have played on Thanksgiving Day.
Texas' 92 appearances in the BCS standings are the most of any team in the nation.
This season's offensive line is the heaviest in Texas A&M school history, and the Aggies are one of just seven teams nationally without a senior starting on the O-line.
Cyrus Gray is just the third player in Texas A&M history with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
Gray's 6,423 career all-purpose yards are No. 24 on the all-time FBS list.
Texas held Kansas State to 121 yards of total offense last week, the lowest for the Wildcats since 182 yards against Kansas in 2005.
Texas has won 34 0f its past 40 true road games in Big 12 play.
A&M's Dustin Harris had 162 yards of punt return yardage last week, the most in school history.
The Longhorns have four consecutive games with at least 10 tackles for loss, including 16 against K-State. Quarterback Collin Klein ran 26 times for four yards.
Aggies quarterback Ryan Tannehill needs 103 passing yards for 5,000 career yards.
Texas leads the all-time series, 75-37-5, including a 9-4 record since Mack Brown took over at UT.
Brown needs 29 wins to take over the all-time lead at Texas, but has 53 more wins than the No. 3 coach at UT.
Texas A&M's 61 points last week were the third-highest in school history.
Texas has faced Texas A&M on a short week 25 times, and have a 14-11 record in those meetings.
Brown's 225 career wins are now second-most among active coaches, behind Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, who has 250.
Texas has won 17 of its last 18 games decided by three points or less.
A&M kicker Randy Bullock's 114 points this season are 14 short of the school record for scoring, set by Joel Hunt in 1927. Bullock's 21 field goals are already tied for a school record. One more would give it to him outright, breaking Scott Slater's 1986 record.
Texas A&M hasn't lost to a team from Texas since UT beat the Aggies in the 2009 season finale.