Texas playing TCU on Thanksgiving Day

Christian Corona

The game between Texas and TCU originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24 has been officially moved to Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

The Big 12 announced a 13-year television deal with ESPN and FOX through 2025 Friday morning, shortly before the Longhorns’ game against the Horned Frogs was rescheduled.

Texas hosts TCU in its first meeting with the Horned Frogs since a 34-13 win in 2007.

This year’s contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be televised by ESPN.

“Excited for the TCU game to be on Thanksgiving!” Longhorns head coach Mack Brown tweeted Friday.

“Looking forward to a great Turkey Day w/ our Longhorn family!”

TCU, who beat Grambling State, 56-0, in its season opener Saturday, last played on Thanksgiving in 1928 when the Horned Frogs took down SMU, but the Longhorns’ last Thanksgiving Day game came last season when a 40-yard field goal by Justin Tucker as time expired gave them a thrilling 27-25 victory over Texas A&M at Kyle Field.

The Aggies have since moved to the SEC, along with Missouri, with TCU and West Virginia taking their places in the Big 12.

Texas holds a 49-22-2 (.685) Thanksgiving record, with all but nine of those 73 games coming against Texas A&M, who the Longhorns have a 76-37-5 (.665) all-time advantage against.

The Longhorns have gone 43-19-2 (.688) against the Aggies on Thanksgiving Day.