The last time Kyle Field hosted two top 10 teams, you'd have to go back in time, way back to 1975. On November 28th, 1975 2nd ranked Texas A&M hosted 5th ranked Texas in a battle royal.
For some, 1975 is a distant memory, but for others, the early 80's or even 90's is as far back as we can remember. What history has taught us is 1975 was a different time in American History and for the Aggie football team. It was one of their best years on record.
As Texas A&M took the field against Texas in 1975, the United States was going through a recession, the lenthy Vietnam War came to an end, and NASA was moving on after
canceling it's Apollo program by introducing the space shuttle Enterprise.
President Gerald Ford survived two assassination attempts in a matter of weeks, Jaws ruled the box office and Gunsmoke ended it's 20 year run on CBS.
Space Mountain opened its doors at Disney World, Archie Griffin won his second Heisman Trophy, and Tom Seaver earned his 3rd Cy Young Award.
The average household income was just over $14,000 dollars a year, gas cost 44 cents a gallon, and a stamp set you back 13 cents.
Texas A&M's football team was on a roll in 1975 and Emory Bellard lead the 2nd ranked Aggies to their highest ranking since 1957.
5th ranked Texas came to Kyle Field with Earl Campbell leading the charge but the Aggie defense would hold the Tyler Rose to just 40 yards rushing.
Texas A&M also intercepted Texas quarterback Ted Constanzo 3 times.
The Aggies controlled the game thanks to a stout running attack that amassed 316 yards on the ground.
George Woodard sealed the deal for the Aggies with touchdown run in the 4th quarter as Texas A&M sawed varisty's horns off with a 20-10 victory.
The Aggies improved to 10-0 on that day but finished the season with a 10-2 record.