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The Texas A&M Aggies and the South Carolina Gamecocks have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. The Aggies are on the road again on Saturday and play against USC at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 22 at Williams-Brice Stadium. A&M might have the Gamecocks circled on their calendar as an easy win since they are a perfect 7-0 since October of 2015.
A&M didn’t finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 24-20 to the Alabama Crimson Tide two weeks ago. No one had a standout game offensively for A&M, but they got scores from WR Moose Muhammad III and TE Donovan Green.
A&M’s defense was a presence, as it collected one interception and three fumbles. DB Jardin Gilbert picked up that interception and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by taking it back the other way for a touchdown.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 7-7 at the half for the Gamecocks and the Kentucky Wildcats two weeks ago, but USC stepped up in the second half for a 24-14 victory. It was another big night for USC’s RB MarShawn Lloyd, who rushed for one TD and 110 yards on 22 carries.
USC’s defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed UK’s offensive line to sack QB Kaiya Sheron six times for a total loss of 54 yards. It was a group effort with five guys contributing.
This next contest is expected to be close, with the Aggies going off at just a 3-point favorite. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
A&M is now 3-3 while the Gamecocks sit at 4-2. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: A&M ranks third in the nation when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only three on the season. As for USC, they come into the matchup boasting the 17th fewest passing yards allowed per game in the nation at 179.7.
“He’s gonna win” 🤙 pic.twitter.com/rdpONnm7H2
FOUR STRAIGHT WINS 🤙 @GamecockFB pic.twitter.com/IJYPt0nHKn
Watch Now: Texas A&M’s postgame press conference following the South Carolina game. #GigEm https://t.co/Cr4rl5tJI1
Early mistakes doom Texas A&M in first-ever loss to South Carolina
Game story: https://t.co/xFVkvJeoVa pic.twitter.com/l7cqvFjOFS
Final #Gamecocks vs. Texas A&M stats. Carolina wins 30-24 pic.twitter.com/Q47D2o6rph
Took care of business! 😤 pic.twitter.com/Q3F1SVEiFI
South Carolina 30
Texas A&M 24
23-yard field goal is GOOD.
And the Aggies recover the onside kick!
Carolina 30 | Texas A&M 21 pic.twitter.com/ETpEHTDnqK
A MarShawn Lloyd 4-yard TD run makes it a two-score game
South Carolina 24, Texas A&M 21. 0:27 3Q #GigEm
6️⃣ FOR 6️⃣
🅰️⛓ with his fourth rushing TD of the year and it’s back to a one-score game! pic.twitter.com/QDISfTIfJW
Fadil Diggs with a sack and forced fumble, recovered by Bryce Anderson. Aggies have it at the Gamecock 24. #GigEm
YES SIRRR DIGGGGSSSS
🚀 @fadil_diggs 🚀
Fourth sack in the last two games for Diggs and the Aggies recover the fumble! pic.twitter.com/cGQRqWth3j
#Gamecocks freshmen DBs Emory Floyd and Anthony Rose, who aren’t dressed out, were about 10 yards deep onto the field waving their towels jumping up and down with Sandstorm.
Gamecocks get an 18-yard rush TD from MarShawn Lloyd
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