BENCHLEY -- With just 90 miles separating Texas A&M and Baylor there are plenty of ties between the two schools.
On Saturday when the Aggies and Bears line up up for the annual battle of the Brazos, there will be several old high school teammates that will be on the field, Including A&M defensive back Jordan Pugh and Baylor wide receiver Thomas White, who both were standouts at Plano West.
White is among Baylor's all-time top receivers. Earlier this season he became the 24th player in school history to eclipse 1000 career receiving yards.
He's got 11 touchdowns to his name and will try to add to that Saturday when the Bears host the Aggies.
Meanwhile Pugh has started every game this season for Texas A&M and two weeks ago picked off his first pass.
He knows that Thomas is a talented receiver and will be looking forward to covering his old covering his high school buddy.
"There will be times when I'll be covering him, especially with the way they line up on offense with their receivers flip flopping all over the place," said Jordan Pugh.
White needs two more touchdowns to move into 6th place on the Bears career TD reception chart and Jordan doesn't want his old high school teammate to inch any closer to that mark against the Aggies,
Especially not, if he's covering him.
"I'm not going to let that happen. I can't let that happen. If he does get a catch against me, I'll give him his props, but that's the only one he's going to get," claimed Pugh.
Texas A&M is an 8 1/2 point underdog against the Bears. The Aggies have won 3 straight over Baylor including a 31-21 decision in Waco two years ago.
Kickoff on Saturday is set for 3:05