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.
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…