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Did you know: Lone Star Showdown edition

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.