COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – Highly touted true freshman quarterback Kyler Murray ran for 156 yards and threw for 223 more in his first start for Texas A&M, and the Aggies ended a two-game slide with a 35-28 win over South Carolina on Saturday.
Tra Carson added 122 yards rushing and a touchdown and Donovan Wilson had a 60-yard interception return for the Aggies (6-2, 3-2 SEC).
Brandon Wilds ran for 128 yards and two scores for the Gamecocks (3-5, 1-5).
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin re-opened the competition for the starting quarterback job this week, and Murray was named the starter Friday. Murray completed 20 of 28 passes with a touchdown, and ran 20 times with the go-ahead score on a 1-yard keeper on fourth down after the game had been tied three times.
Less than 2 minutes later, Wilson’s pick-six put the Aggies up 35-21.
Next Saturday, the Gamecocks (3-5) travel to Knoxville to play Tennessee at 4 pm on SEC Network.