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Arkansas–Texas A&M Rivalry
"Southwest Classic"
Football Series
Arkansas text logo.svg
Texas A&M University aTm logo.svg
Teams Arkansas Razorbacks
Texas A&M Aggies
Originated 1903
Series Arkansas leads 39–24–3
Largest Victory Texas A&M 41, Arkansas 0
October 31, 1942
Highest Scoring Game Texas A&M 36, Arkansas 23
November 12, 1983
Most Recent Game Arkansas 47, Texas A&M 19
October 3, 2009

Arkansas (39) Texas A&M (24)
1910 1928 1929 1930
1935 1936 1937 1944
1946 1948 1949 1951
1953 1954 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963
1964 1965 1966 1968
1969 1970 1973 1975
1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1984 1986
1988 1989 2009
1903 1912 1927 1938
1939 1940 1941 1942
1943 1945 1950 1952
1956 1957 1967 1971
1972 1974 1976 1983
1985 1987 1990 1991
Ties (3)
1934 1947 1955

The Arkansas–Texas A&M rivalry (also known as the Southwest Classic) is a sports rivalry between the teams of the University of Arkansas (the Razorbacks) and Texas A&M University (the Aggies) dating back to 1903, which currently exists almost exclusively between the respective programs' football teams.

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History

Arkansas and A&M first played each other in 1903. From 1934 until 1991, the two teams played annually as Southwest Conference members, but ceased in 1991 when Arkansas left the conference to join the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas leads all-time 39–24–3.

Rivalry renewal in Dallas Area

On March 10, 2008, officials from both schools announced the revival of the series would recommence on October 3, 2009. The annual location for the game was announced as Cowboys Stadium, located near Dallas in Arlington. The attendance for the stadium was initially expected to be in the 80,000 range. Depending on ticket demand, temporary seating can be added to the stadium to increase the capacity up to 100,000 seats for the game. The tickets were said to be split 50/50 between the two schools. The initial agreement between the two schools allowed the game to be played for at least 10 years, followed by 5 consecutive, 4-year rollover options, allowing the game to be played for a total of 30 consecutive seasons,[1][2][3] assuming no further contracts in the future, which could theoretically extend the series indefinitely.

Meetings

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Game Results

The results of games played between Arkansas and Texas A&M:[4][5][6]

Arkansas victories are shaded ██ light red. Texas A&M victories shaded in ██ light maroon. Ties are shaded white.

Year Arkansas Texas A&M Location
1903 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 6 College Station, TX
1910 Arkansas 5 Texas A&M 0 Fayetteville, AR
1912 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 27 Dallas, TX
1927 Arkansas 6 Texas A&M 40 College Station, TX
1928 Arkansas 27 Texas A&M 12 Fayetteville, AR
1929 Arkansas 14 Texas A&M 13 College Station, TX
1930 Arkansas 13 Texas A&M 0 Little Rock, AR
1934 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 7 College Station, TX
1935 Arkansas 14 Texas A&M 7 Little Rock, AR
1936 Arkansas 18 Texas A&M 0 College Station, TX
1937 Arkansas 26 Texas A&M 13 Fayetteville, AR
1938 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 13 College Station, TX
1939 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 27 Fayetteville, AR
1940 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 17 College Station, TX
1941 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 7 Little Rock, AR
1942 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 41 College Station, TX
1943 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 13 Fayetteville, AR
1944 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 6 College Station, TX
1945 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 34 Fayetteville, AR
1946 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 0 College Station, TX
1947 Arkansas 21 Texas A&M 21 Fayetteville, AR
1948 Arkansas 28 Texas A&M 6 College Station, TX
1949 Arkansas 27 Texas A&M 6 Fayetteville, AR
1950 Arkansas 13 Texas A&M 42 College Station, TX
1951 Arkansas 33 Texas A&M 21 Fayetteville, AR
1952 Arkansas 12 Texas A&M 31 College Station, TX
1953 Arkansas 41 Texas A&M 14 Little Rock, AR
1954 Arkansas 14 Texas A&M 7 College Station, TX
1955 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 7 Fayetteville, AR
1956 Arkansas 0 Texas A&M 27 College Station, TX
1957 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 6 Fayetteville, AR
1958 Arkansas 21 Texas A&M 8 College Station, TX
1959 Arkansas 12 Texas A&M 7 Fayetteville, AR
Year Arkansas Texas A&M Location
1960 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 3 College Station, TX
1961 Arkansas 15 Texas A&M 8 Fayetteville, AR
1962 Arkansas 17 Texas A&M 7 College Station, TX
1963 Arkansas 21 Texas A&M 7 Little Rock, AR
1964 Arkansas 17 Texas A&M 0 College Station, TX
1965 Arkansas 31 Texas A&M 0 Little Rock, AR
1966 Arkansas 34 Texas A&M 0 College Station, TX
1967 Arkansas 21 Texas A&M 33 Fayetteville, AR
1968 Arkansas 25 Texas A&M 22 College Station, TX
1969 Arkansas 35 Texas A&M 13 Fayetteville, AR
1970 Arkansas 45 Texas A&M 6 College Station, TX
1971 Arkansas 9 Texas A&M 17 Little Rock, AR
1972 Arkansas 7 Texas A&M 10 College Station, TX
1973 Arkansas 14 Texas A&M 10 Fayetteville, AR
1974 Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 20 College Station, TX
1975 Arkansas 31 Texas A&M 6 Little Rock, AR
1976 Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 31 Little Rock, AR
1977 Arkansas 26 Texas A&M 20 College Station, TX
1978 Arkansas 26 Texas A&M 7 Little Rock, AR
1979 Arkansas 22 Texas A&M 10 College Station, TX
1980 Arkansas 27 Texas A&M 24 Fayetteville, AR
1981 Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 7 College Station, TX
1982 Arkansas 35 Texas A&M 0 Little Rock, AR
1983 Arkansas 23 Texas A&M 36 College Station, TX
1984 Arkansas 28 Texas A&M 0 Fayetteville, AR
1985 Arkansas 6 Texas A&M 10 College Station, TX
1986 Arkansas 14 Texas A&M 10 Little Rock, AR
1987 Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 14 College Station, TX
1988 Arkansas 25 Texas A&M 20 Fayetteville, AR
1989 Arkansas 23 Texas A&M 22 College Station, TX
1990 Arkansas 16 Texas A&M 20 Fayetteville, AR
1991 Arkansas 3 Texas A&M 13 College Station, TX
2009 Arkansas 47 Texas A&M 19 Dallas, TX

Notable Games and Events in the Series

1903

Texas A&M 6 - Arkansas 0

In the first ever meeting between the two schools in football, and only the 43rd game ever played by Arkansas[7] and the 42nd ever played by Texas A&M,[8] the Aggies defeated the Razorbacks 6-0. The Aggies were coached by J. E. Platt and the Razorbacks were coached (in his only season as a head coach) by D. A. McDaniel.

1939 - Texas A&M's National Championship year

Texas A&M 27 - Arkansas 0

In 1939, after winning the game 27-0, the Texas A&M Aggies went on to an overall record of 11-0 and named the college football national champions in the Associated Press writers' poll for the 1939 college football season

1964 - Arkansas' National Championship year

Arkansas 17 - Texas A&M 0

In 1964, after winning the game, 17-0 in College Station, Texas, The Razorbacks went on to an overall record of 11-0 and won the college football national championship by beating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Aggies were coached (in his final season) by Hank Foldberg, and Arkansas was coached by legendary (Hall of Fame) coach Frank Broyles.

1980

Arkansas 27 - Texas A&M 24

The 1980 contest which was won by Arkansas 27-24 was Texas A&M's 800th game ever played by the organization.[9] Arkansas was led by head coach Lou Holtz in his fourth year with the team, and went on to an overall record of 7-5 (3-5 in conference) for the season. The Aggies were led by Tom Wilson in his next to last season with the team, and finished the year 4-7 (3-5 in conference).

1991 - Arkansas' last game in the Southwest Conference

Texas A&M 13 - Arkansas 3

In the last meeting by the two teams in the Southwest conference, on November 16, 1991 at Kyle Field, Texas A&M won 13-3 in a game nationally televised by ESPN. The Razorbacks came out in the wishbone formation on offense, but the Aggie defense held the Hogs to only 121 yards of total offense.[10] After the season, the Razorbacks went on to leave the Southwest Conference, and join the Southeastern Conference, thereby severing the yearly in-conference game with the Aggies.

Logo used for the 2009 renewal of the series, titled the "Southwest Classic", between Arkansas and Texas A&M.

2009 - Rivalry Renewal

Arkansas 47 - Texas A&M 19

On October 3, 2009, the two teams met for the first time since 1991, with Arkansas winning 47-19. The rivalry renewal has been titled "Southwest Classic" and will take place on a yearly basis at Jerry Jones' new Cowboys Stadium located in Arlington, Texas. Arkansas came back from a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter to win the game over the Aggies 47-19 in the first "Southwest Classic" game.

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