Through 3 Quarters

The Texas A&M Aggies are on the board, but we're still waiting on the South Carolina Gamecocks to respond. Three quarters in and A&M's offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating USC 44 to nothing three quarters in.

The Aggies have been led by RB Devon Achane, who so far has rushed for one TD and 154 yards on 20 carries. Another playmaker for A&M has been RB Ainias Smith, who returned a punt 95 yards to the end zone in the first quarter.

This is the least points USC has had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

South Carolina @ No. 17 Texas A&M

Current Records: South Carolina 4-3; Texas A&M 5-2

What to Know

The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-0 against the South Carolina Gamecocks since October of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Aggies and USC will face off in an SEC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Kyle Field. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

A&M took their matchup against the Missouri Tigers last week by a conclusive 35-14 score. The team accrued 28 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. A&M's success was spearheaded by the efforts of RB Devon Achane, who rushed for two TDs and 124 yards on 16 carries, and RB Isaiah Spiller, who rushed for one TD and 168 yards on 20 carries.

Meanwhile, USC dodged a bullet last week, finishing off the Vanderbilt Commodores 21-20. USC's TE Jaheim Bell filled up the stat sheet, catching six passes for one TD and 136 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Bell has posted more than 100 yards receiving.

The Aggies are the favorite in this one, with an expected 19.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The wins brought A&M up to 5-2 and the Gamecocks to 4-3. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: A&M is 231st worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown nine on the season. USCs have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the contest with the 169th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown five on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kyle Field -- College Station, Texas
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $40.00

Odds

The Aggies are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Aggies as an 18.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Texas A&M have won all of the games they've played against South Carolina in the last seven years.

  • Nov 07, 2020 - Texas A&M 48 vs. South Carolina 3
  • Nov 16, 2019 - Texas A&M 30 vs. South Carolina 6
  • Oct 13, 2018 - Texas A&M 26 vs. South Carolina 23
  • Sep 30, 2017 - Texas A&M 24 vs. South Carolina 17
  • Oct 01, 2016 - Texas A&M 24 vs. South Carolina 13
  • Oct 31, 2015 - Texas A&M 35 vs. South Carolina 28