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Not dissing what Kenny Hill did, but he was more Riley Skinner tonight than Joe Montana. Aggies' offensive line dominated.

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South Carolina's pass-rush was non-existent in a 52-28 blowout loss to Texas A&M: charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/28/513…

Gerald Henderson

moving forward at all times

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Trey Williams 2-yard TD run -- Texas A&M 52, South Carolina 28. 12:09 left.

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Dylan Thompson picked off deep in A&M territory. Aggies will burn the clock, end 3rd quarter. A&M 45, South Carolina 28.

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Tra Carson 2-yard TD run. A&M 44, South Carolina 21.

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Texas A&M has 500 yards of total offense and there's 20 minutes left in this game.

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Head Ball Coach goes with on-sides kick. A&M recovers 42 yards from end zone.

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80-yard TD drive by Gamecocks. But they're still down 17 midway through 3rd quarter.

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Kenny Hill to Josh Reynolds, 5-yard TD pass. A&M 38, South Carolina 14 with 11 minutes left in third quarter.

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Halftime: A&M 31, South Carolina 14.

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Dylan Thompson intentional grounding, after he ran out of bounds earlier in the game for an unnecessary loss.

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Armani Watts knocks loose ball from Nick Jones, avoiding likely TD pass.

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South Carolina's 18-game home winning streak in deep, deep trouble.

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Tra Carson with 2-yard run into end zone. A&M leads South Carolina 31-14 with !:16 left in the first half.

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Kenny Hill to Edward Pope 14-yard TD pass: A&M 24, South Carolina 14.

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Dylan Thompson to Damiere Byrd, 46-yard TD pass. A&M 17, South Carolina 14 with 9:47 left in the half.

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A&M QB Kenny Hill: 16-of-20 for 172 yards and a touchdown.

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A&M 17, South Carolina 7. Aggies go 85 yards in 9 plays. Again, Hill getting forever to find receivers.

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USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward must be livid with this performance.

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End of first: A&M 10, South Carolina 7.

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Gamecocks finally get a stop.

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Gerald 'G' Dixon from Rock Hill sacks Kenny Hill for a 6-yard loss. First real play defense has made.

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Dylan Thompson to Nick Jones 69-yard touchdown. A&M 10, USC 7

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A&M has outgained USC 142 yards to 1 in first 10 minutes.

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A&M QB Kenny Hill: 8-of-10 for 90 yards. Gamecocks front seven has been miserable so far.

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Pharoh Cooper was wide-open, should have held on to that pass.

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QB pressure was non-existent for Gamecocks that drive.

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Per @Jonathan Feigen Rockets don't have great interest in signing ex-Bobcat Ramon Sessions.

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Pharoh Cooper (No. 11) could be Spurrier's do-it-all guy this season: WR, KR, PR and some Wildcat QB.

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Gamecocks looking to be more multiple in their defensive fronts this season. 3-4 plays to USC's depth at linebacker.

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ICYMI: 10 years later the Dixon brothers of Rock Hill are starting together again: charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/27/513…

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Gamecocks' home winning streak of 18 games is the longest in FBS currently.

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if that isn't an invitation for the Gamecocks to run Mike Davis constantly, I don't know what is.

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FWIW going into USC-Texas A&M: Aggies were 110th among 123 teams in rushing defense last season (222 yds/gm, 5.38 yds/rush) more...

Rick Bonnell

It's a toasty 94 degrees at Williams-Brice Stadium an hour before kickoff. But unlike last year for USC-UNC, thunderstorm unlikely.

Bismack Biyombo

Good morning! Got to get my early workout in! Happy Bday to me.. Thankful for this day #GodIsGood #thankGod #Biznation

Bismack Biyombo

Tomorrow is my bday and only hope for one thing? to get up and have a good day! God as bless me with good people around me and I'm thankful!

Rick Bonnell

I'd rather cover the pros than colleges (salary caps vs. recruiting scandals), but SEC football is a rare spectacle

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September I jump into some college football. Looking forward to covering South Carolina hosting A&M and Clemson at Georgia.

Rick Bonnell

It's been 10 years since the Dixon brothers started together. That changes Thursday at South Carolina-A&M: charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/27/513…

I'm asked a lot about CDR. I understand, based on last season. But last thing Hornets need right now is another wing.

Rick Bonnell

This isn't a big deal. Point is they'd be locked into 15 guarantees to firm up a 3rd center now.

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That would effectively mean Cody Zeller will play some at center as well as power forward (which probably would have happened anyway).

Rick Bonnell

FWIW I would not anticipate Hornets adding a 15th guarantee to bring a 3rd center to training camp.

Bismack Biyombo

#ALSIceBucketChallenge got even to DRCongo so is Ebola!! We all make sure every one knew about the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and why not Ebola?

Rick Bonnell

Hornets announce the new replica jerseys will go on sale to general public starting Thursday at 11 a.m. at team store in TWC Arena.

Gerald Henderson

WOW the things blood does to you! es.pn/VOIrES

Rick Bonnell

FWIW: Manhattan is a hidden gem on TV. Period piece. Intricate, slow. Incredible element of history.

Rick Bonnell

I didn't watch a minute of the Emmys tonight. I was surprised and amused by how many Gen X people did.

Rick Bonnell

Didn't watch Emmys, but from twitter feed sounds like True Detectives didn't get its due. If that's so, says worst about TV.

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson hitting behind the back threes before the game! Why tho? (VID): dailysnark.com/?p=7726 http://t.co/4TfW555tAC

Noah Vonleh

Appreciate all the birthday wishes! Thank god for allowing me to see another year! #Blessed

Gerald Henderson

was that the #VMA's or the #Beyonce concert?

Cody Zeller

I wish I knew less about celebrities today and more about the people from the Bible. That's my new goal!!!

Rick Bonnell

Spurrier was asked about inexperience among SEC QBs: He noted last 2 Heisman winners were redshirt freshmen QBs Manziel and Winston.

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FWIW, Texas A&M was 113th among 124 FBC schools in rushing yards allowed. (Yes, that was partially about tempo, but still...)

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RB Mike Davis averaged 107 yards last season. Texas A&M gave up a stunning 222 yards rushing last season. Might be a factor Thursday night.

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Spurrier joked Sunday he hopes the banner doesn't get egged. Unlikely. http://t.co/h2rdvzSGkF

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Some jobs have perks - corner office, reserve parking space. Steve Spurrier has an 85-foot mural: charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/24/512…

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Pharoh Cooper will play WR, KR, PR and Wildcat. Spurrier: “Obviously we want to use him a lot, but don’t want to run him into the ground.”

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Steve Spurrier on expansion of college football playoff system: “Maybe 10 years from now they’ll have 8…But 4 is better than 2.”

Bismack Biyombo

#ALSIceBucketChallenge and i did it to!! How about we all start talking about how to fix Ebola because it concern the all humanity as well!!

Rick Bonnell

Steve Spurrier Sunday on RB Mike Davis (ribs): “Hopefully Mike will be full speed/100 percent by Thursday. We think he will be.”

Gerald Henderson

Thank you @PuckerButt for supporting the @GHJrCharity Golf Invitational!Owner of the world's hottest pepper #smokined http://t.co/J2jFoj8r3m

Rick Bonnell

I get peoples' anger. But come on. World won't end if Panthers are bad.

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I hope Panthers get that wild card berth. But if they don't, it would be funny if Bobcats/Hornets reach back-to-back playoffs first.

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That Belichick guy is conniving, snarky and evasive. He's also the best coach in the NFL.

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It's, um, rough, when the Ford Play of the Game is from the Patriots because the Panthers are scoreless.

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So does Tom Brady come home tonight and say to the super model, 'I'll leave up the toilet seat if I want to."

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I get better than most that this is a scrimmage: But the Patriots appear, no matter who is in, to cross that imaginary yellow line a lot.

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Imagine if the Dallas Cowboys had invested in Garappollo.

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LaFell drops ball...in other news, when it's 98 degrees in Charlotte, there could be thunderstorm warnings.

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A ball hit LaFell in the hands. He did not catch it. Shocking, huh?

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Obviously he was speaking specific to preseason football, which is more about evaluation than final score.

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Ran into retired NFL player today at grocery store. Asked what matters tonight. Liked his answer "Individuals -- only thing coaches watch."

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One of the things I like about covering the NBA is fans get the preseason is that -- scrimmages. NFL fan freak out.

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Benjamin is a pterodactyl

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The Panthers aspire to be a ball-control team. The real question is do they have the parts to approach the season that way?

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Good point by Mike Rucker that Newton is making an honest effort to not bail out of the pocket prematurely.

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Olsen needs to play more Madden with Cam. #thinklikebenjamin

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Renaldo Balkman starts for Puerto Rico vs. Team USA. Bet @stevewisemanNC is nostalgic.

Gerald Henderson

ready for the @GHJrCharity Golf Invitational benefitting @ACPCharlotte . Very special day!!!!! http://t.co/5LMaWR2WNk

Rick Bonnell

Hornets previously signed their other first-rounder, Noah Vonleh.

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Hornets have signed P.J. Hairston to his rookie-scale contract, according to an NBA source.

Bismack Biyombo

Good morning people! It is a beautiful day and I will love to wish every one of you an outstanding day!! #Biznation

Rick Bonnell

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge complete. @tomsorensen @daringantt @JRWalk22 -- you're challenged. http://t.co/5d2NTHuquP

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Speechless. The outpouring of support by #BuzzCity was amazing. Look at what we raised for @ACPCharlotte. #UberSCHOOL http://t.co/jTj99btUE7

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

We're still collecting some great stuff. Thanks to the Charlotte team at Alli Financial. #UberSCHOOL. http://t.co/HRqJhIKQQN

Kemba Walker

Tip off the season with a double-double and score big with @Sprint. #doubledouble sprint.co/1sVdtcN

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Man, more great stuff. Thank you Global Endowment Management. The city of #Charlotte has been amazing. #UberSCHOOL http://t.co/2OFL7arOPg

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Another solid donation pickup. Thanks @ncmusicfactory. Appreciate your support for @ACPCharlotte. #UberSCHOOL http://t.co/u124PVZW95

Gerald Henderson

goin ham at party city