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Horns and Raiders break bread together at Thanksgiving tailgates

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Much like the very first Thanksgiving, friends and foes broke bread together on Thursday at tailgates before the big UT game in downtown Austin.

UT alum Will Harkey says both burnt orange and red are welcome at his Thanksgiving gathering.

"We figured if the pilgrims and the Indians get along without scalping each other and eat some turkey then we can certainly let some Red Raiders in," Harkey said.

Nearby, Nicole Mcnew a student at Texas Tech also says anyone is welcome at their Thanksgiving tailgate which by the way is their main family Thanksgiving dinner.

"This is Thanksgiving. With your family...and we have turkey so it's Thanksgiving," Mcnew said.

Longhorn Danny Rubio had a pretty sweet setup with some serious grilling going on.

"We've been doing it for a bunch of years! When it was home games, we always did it here and now that we're playing here every year, it's great so we do it every year here," Rubio said.

And yes...it's important for Longhorns and Red Raiders to be courteous to one another on a day like this but...hey...it's still college football!

"It's really 'Texas Tech Turkey' and 'Texas Tech Ham,'" Rubio said. "So we're getting ready to eat them up! Hook 'em horns!"

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