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Gamecocks win against Texas A&M for possession of the Bonham Trophy

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – The UofSC Gamecocks played against the Texas A&M Aggies Saturday. The game began at the Williams-Brice Stadium with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Last week the Gamecocks had a bye week and a chance to gather their energy. This was the ninth meeting between UofSC and Texas A&M. Saturday’s game determined the fate of the Bonham Trophy this year.

‘Western Artwork’ is used as the Bonham Trophy and was created by sculptor Jeff Gottfried.(UofSC)

The contest started after an amateur historian, Richard Peterson, recommended ‘The Governor’s Trophy’ be named after James Butler Bonham, a hero of the Alamo and alum of UofSC. Peterson himself was a graduate of the university and had lived in San Antonio.

The recommendation was brought to TX Gov. Rick Perry and SC Gov. Nikki Haley in 2013 and a new tradition began. The trophy is exchanged between the governors of the two states…

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