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First Glance: Texas A&M at South Carolina

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Don’t get too cocky; we’ve got another game week

East Carolina v South Carolina Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/ Getty Images

What You Need To Know:

  • There are tickets available HERE, or call 888-992-4443, if you wish to see the game live in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • The Gamecocks are 2-2 (1-2 SEC) overall after losing to Kentucky 10-17 on Saturday. The Gamecocks have not scored more than 20 points all season.
  • Coach Muschamp is the third South Carolina coach in as many years. We miss you, Old Ball Coach.
  • A&M is currently ranked 9th in the AP Poll, and 10th in the Coaches Poll.
  • South Carolina’s SB Nation site is Garnet and Black Attack. Head on over to read up on the Gamecocks

Association of Former Student Events:

  • Midnight Yell will be on the steps of the State Capital building. Last time it was there, the South Carolinians thought the Aggies were invading and things got rowdy. Should be fun.
  • All-Aggie Tailgate will be at Noon EDT in Carolina Fair Park.

Betting Lines:

  • Texas A&M opens up as a -14 point road favorite.
  • A&M is 4-0 against the spread this season. South Carolina is 2-2 against the spread on the year.

Historical Notes:

  • South Carolina is the Aggies’ contrived cross-division rival. The teams play for the James Bonham trophy named for James Butler Bonham, a native South Carolinian, who rode back into the Alamo to inform commander William Travis that no assistance would be coming for the Texan independence fighters.
  • Texas A&M and South Carolina have played two times and A&M has won both the previous meetings.
  • Famous Gamecocks include Darius Rucker, Sterling Sharpe, Lauren Michelle Hill, Robert McNair, Zig Ziglar, and Stephen Garcia.
  • Sir Big Spur is South Carolina’s live mascot and is an Old English black-breasted red gamecock.

Gamecocks to Watch:

T.J. Holloman

T.J. is a 6’2" 230 pound senior linebacker from Stone Mountain, Georgia. T.J. currently leads the Gamecocks in tackles this season, and also has one interception. T.J. will have his hands full stopping A&M’s rushing attack that put up 300+ against Arkansas last weekend.

Darius English

Darius is a 6’6" 245 pound defensive end from Powder Springs, Georgia. He is currently tied for second in the SEC for sacks with four on the season. The offensive line will need to give Trevor Knight time to avoid sacks from English to avoid momentum shifts and give Myles Garrett a chance to catch and surpass English in sacks.

Media Blitz:

  • Game Time: 3:00 pm CT
  • Channel: SEC Network
  • Venue: Williams-Bryce Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Radio

Newsreel:

Weather:

  • Should be a beautiful day for football. Expect sunny, with a high near 79 degrees for Saturday afternoon.