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Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.

Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and first-round selection in the NFL draft. Hill finished 44 of 60 with three touchdowns.

Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading Texas A&M (1-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) to a 31-14 halftime lead and finishing up with the most passing yards allowed in Steve Spurrier's 10 seasons with the Gamecocks (0-1, 0-1).

The Gamecocks played their first game since the departure of star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney - and it showed. South Carolina gave up seven TDs on A&Ms first 11 possessions.

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Scoring Summary
TXAMTra Carson 1 yd run (Josh Lambo kick)
TXAMJosh Lambo 33 yd FG
SCNick Jones 69 yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Elliott Fry kick)
TXAMRicky Seals-Jones 3 yd pass from Kenny Hill (Josh Lambo kick)
SCDamiere Byrd 46 yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Elliott Fry kick)
TXAMEdward Pope 14 yd pass from Kenny Hill (Josh Lambo kick)
TXAMTra Carson 2 yd run (Josh Lambo kick)
TXAMJosh Reynolds 5 yd pass from Kenny Hill (Josh Lambo kick)
SCPharoh Cooper 5 yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Elliott Fry kick)
TXAMTra Carson 2 yd run (Josh Lambo kick)
SCNick Jones 10 yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Elliott Fry kick)
TXAMTrey Williams 2 yd run (Josh Lambo kick)
 
Team Stats
 TXAMSC
First Downs3923
Third Down Efficiency12-172-9
Fourth Down Efficiency2-20-1
Plays-Net Yards99-68062-433
Rushes-Yds39-16922-67
Passing Yds511366
Kick Return Yds3255
Punt Return Yds70
Passes44-60-020-40-1
Punts2-964-176
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds8-954-21
Time of Poss.37:3822:22
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
TXAM: Trey Williams 13-78, Brandon Williams 11-57, Tra Carson 7-30, Kenny Hill 7-5, Team 1--1
SC: Brandon Wilds 9-45, Mike Davis 6-15, Damiere Byrd 2-14, Shon Carson 1-2, Dylan Thompson 4--9
PASSING
TXAM: Kenny Hill 44-60-511-0
SC: Dylan Thompson 20-40-366-1
RECEIVING
TXAM: Malcome Kennedy 14-137, Josh Reynolds 6-76, Ricky Seals-Jones 5-67, Speedy Noil 5-55, Edward Pope 4-75, Boone Niederhofer 3-18, Sabian Holmes 2-32, Tra Carson 1-16, Brandon Williams 1-13, Cameron Clear 1-12, Frank Iheanacho 1-10, Trey Williams 1-0
SC: Nick Jones 5-113, Pharoh Cooper 3-58, Rory Anderson 3-52, Jerell Adams 2-40, Brandon Wilds 2-32, Damiere Byrd 1-46, K.J. Brent 1-13, Shon Carson 1-9, Shaq Roland 1-2, Mike Davis 1-1
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Texas A&M1st SEC West2-04-0
South Carolina5th SEC East1-22-2

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