Kenny Hill broke
Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, a
Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading Texas A&M to a 31-14 halftime lead and finishing up with the most passing yards allowed in Steve Spurrier's 10 seasons with the Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks played their first game since the departure of star defensive end
Tra Carson ran for three touchdowns and receiver Malcome Kennedy had 14 catches for 137 yards. The Aggies had 680 yards of offense, the most South Carolina's given up since Arkansas went for 650 in 2007.
Manziel held five of the Aggies' six best passing marks, topped by his 464 yards in a loss to Alabama last season. Hill moved past them all with his flawless showing on the road.
Hill's 44 completions were also a single-game school record, moving past Jerrod Johnson's mark against Oklahoma State in 2010.
Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat
Shaking off Wallace's three first-half interceptions, the Rebels got the victory before a sparse crowd in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game. Ole Miss led only 7-6 entering the fourth quarter before Wallace threw for touchdowns on three consecutive throws, ruining the debut of Broncos Coach Bryan Harsin.
Kaelin Clay had two returns for touchdowns and Devontae Booker rushed for two more scores to boost Utah past Idaho State, 56-14, in Salt Lake City.
The game marked the return of Utes quarterback Trevor Wilson, who was discovered to have a damaged intracranial artery while recovering from a concussion last season. Wilson missed the final three games but was cleared to play.
Wilson looked sharp against the overmatched
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