Texas A&M and Texas Tech have a long history of playing each other on the football field. The two schools first met in 1927 and played 18 times through 1959.
In 1960, Texas Tech joined Texas A&M in the Southwest Conference. That started a yearly battle that continued into the Big 12 Conference. But when Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC in 2011, the A&M-Tech rivalry ended.
Unlike Texas A&M’s lost rivalry with Texas, it appears they may get Texas Tech back on their future schedules before too long, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
Nice chat with Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt. He said TT, A&M have "mutual interest" in scheduling football game "2020 or beyond."
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) June 17, 2014
Though it would be nice to see Texas A&M and Texas Tech meet sooner rather than later, Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt stated that it will be “2020 or beyond.”
That’s likely due to Texas A&M’s future football schedules. The Aggies already have a Power Five opponent lined up for each season through 2019 — Arizona State (2015; at Houston, TX), 2016 (UCLA), 2017 (at UCLA), 2018 (at Oregon), and 2019 (Oregon).
Unless there’s a compelling reason like an SEC team being left out of the College Football Playoff, Texas A&M and other SEC teams will likely continue to schedule just one Power Five team per season.
Texas Tech, which doesn’t have a non-conference scheduling mandate but does only have three slots, is travels to Arkansas in 2015 and plays a home-and-home series with Arizona State in 2016 and 2017.