For the final time this year, South Carolina will travel. For its final road trip of the year, USC will take on Texas A&M. The storylines and TV information for this week’s game against the Aggies are provided here in advance. TEXAS A&M vs. SOUTH CAROLINA INFO TV/STREAM Who: Texas A&M (4-3, 2-2 SEC) vs. South Carolina (2-5, 1-4 SEC) Where: College Station, Texas’s Kyle Field When: 12:00 Saturday ESPN on TV through the ESPN app BEST VIDEOS Series background: 8-1 in the all-time meeting, Texas A&M is perfect when hosting the Gamecocks. Since 2014, the two teams have faced off each season. Last season, South Carolina defeated the Aggies for the first time ever, 30-24. Shane Beamer, the head coach, is 1-0 against Texas A&M. CONTEXT SPREAD According to FanDuel, South Carolina is a 14-point underdog according to sports betting news. 53.5 is the over/under.
ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA
After losing to then-No. 20 Missouri 34-12 on Saturday, the Gamecocks are now on a three-game losing streak. Since defeating Mississippi State on September 23, South Carolina has gone winless. USC is also coping with a number of wounds. Both starting receivers Ahmarean Brown and Xavier Legette had to leave the Missouri game due to injuries. Vershon Lee is still out for South Carolina, and true freshman Tree Babalade hurt his knee against Mizzou in the fourth quarter. Legette, Brown, and Babalade were listed by Beamer on his Sunday night teleconference as questionable for the Texas A&M game. Since 2020, South Carolina hasn’t suffered three straight defeats. Beamer noted that while South Carolina improved against Missouri in the second half, the Gamecocks still haven’t figured out how to win.
ABOUT TEXAS A&M
After suffering two consecutive defeats to Alabama and Tennessee, Texas A&M had a bye week. Despite the fact that both defeats were by a single goal, the Aggies’ 4-1 start saw them eliminated from contention for the SEC conference title. Additionally, the Aggies have experienced their fair share of injuries, including those to four defensive players: Bryce Anderson, Edgerrin Cooper, Walter Nolen, and Albert Regis, three of whom sustained their wounds against Tennessee. That excludes quarterback Connor Weigman, who Jimbo Fisher said earlier this year was “likely” finished for the season. Since Week 4, Texas A&M has averaged 400 offensive yards and 32 points per game with Max Johnson at the controls. AGGIES AND GAMECOCKS TO WATCH WR Nyck Harbor of USC: Since the bye week, the true freshman wide receiver has participated more and took about 60 snaps against Missouri. However, with Legette and Brown both suffering injuries and unknown ETAs for recovery, Harbor’s capacity to influence the Gamecocks’ offense could be crucial. In the game against Missouri, he finished with two receptions and a 50-yard catch that set a new career high. Debo Williams, a USC linebacker, tied his season high of 14 tackles from a game against UNC with 14 against Missouri. Williams has been one of the USC defense’s statistically most reliable players this season. The redshirt sophomore averages four solo tackles per game and has at least five tackles in each of the last three games.