Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina hosts Texas A&M in the most high-profile game on opening night. The Gamecocks went 11-2 overall and 6-2 in the SEC last season, defeating Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. Texas A&M finished 9-4 and 4-4 in the SEC, sending off Johnny Manziel with a win over Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
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Details for Thursday's game are below:
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: SEC Network
Radio: For a list of South Carolina affiliates, click here. For a list of Texas A&M affiliates, click here.
South Carolina facts
The Gamecocks have won 14 straight season openers dating to the 2000 season.
South Carolina currently has a school record 18-game home winning streak, the longest current streak in the country.
Redshirt senior Dylan Thompson will start at quarterback. He's started three games in his career and saw plenty of action while backing up former signal-caller Connor Shaw.
Running back Mike Davis broke out as a sophomore last season, rushing for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns.
South Carolina lost defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to the NFL, but defensive back Brison Williams was a preseason third-team All-SEC pick by the conference media.
Texas A&M facts
The game will mark the Aggies' first Thursday night affair since Kevin Sumlin took over as coach in 2012.
With Manziel having left for the NFL, sophomore Kenny Hill takes over at quarterback. He played in four games as a freshman last season.
Texas A&M is 10-2 in games away from Kyle Field under Sumlin.
Projected first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi will move from right tackle to left tackle this season to replace Jake Matthews.
The Aggies are opening the season against a conference opponent on the road for the first time in school history.
- Ben Estes