Aggies QB Kenny Hill threw for a Texas A&M record 511 yards in a lopsided upset over the SEC rival South Carolina Gamecocks.
The No. 21 ranked Texas A&M Aggies blew out the No. 9 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in an upset between two SEC title-contending teams.
Despite losing 3 elite starters in the NFL draft: OT Jake Matthews, WR Mike Evans, and most notably QB Johnny Manziel, the Aggies rallied behind new starting QB Kenny Hill and scored 7 TDs against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Hill scored on 5 of the team’s first 6 possessions and ended the first half with a 31-14 lead.
Hill set several Texas A&M records in the game including most completions (44) and the most passing yards in a single game with 511 – a mark previously held by former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who was drafted in the 1st round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft.
”We were ready to prove everyone wrong,” Hill said after the game. ”We were ready to show we could play without Johnny (Manziel).”
RB Tra Carson added 3 rushing TDs on 7 carries for 30 yards. 7 of the 12 receivers for the Aggies who caught a pass caught at least one of 15 yards or more. The leading receiver on the night was Malcome Kennedy with 14 receptions for 137 yards.
The Gamecocks, who most likely will see their AP Ranking plummet by Monday, played well on offense with QB Dylan Thompson replacing all-time leading passer Connor Shaw (who graduated and was taken by the Browns in the NFL draft along with Manziel). Thompson went 20 of 40 for 366 yards and 4 TDs along with an INT – the only turnover of the game.