Texas A&M Football: Aggies show growth in home victory over South Carolina Gamecocks

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Texas A&M football rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to keep their perfect record against South Carolina intact. Here’s what we learned from the victory.

Texas A&M and South Carolina both entered Saturday Night’s contest with identical records, 3-1. They arrived at those records in similar ways. The Aggies have reeled off three victories in a row after a heartbreaking loss in Week 1 to UCLA. South Carolina also dropped their first game in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, falling to NC State.

The teams traded blows early with the Aggies striking first on a 1-yard Trayveon Williams touchdown run. South Carolina answered with a touchdown of their own and would tack on a field goal to take a 10-7 lead into half time.

A 10 point deficit late in the third quarter turned up the pressure. The Aggies responded with a pair of scoring drives to even the score at 17-17 at the start of the fourth quarter before taking the lead on a Keith Ford touchdown run.

It wasn’t pretty and there is a lot of work to be done before Alabama comes to town next weekend. But this team is growing up before our eyes. Yes, it’s cheesy, but you can tangibly see both sides of the ball making improvements as the season progresses.

Here’s what we learned about the Aggies in their Week 5 victory over South Carolina.