The nations longest home streak faces a stiff test in the next three weeks from Texas A&M and then East Carolina and Georgia in the next 16 days.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought a 40-pound souvenir to Columbia that Gamecock fans hope he leaves behind.
The SEC Nation debuts Thursday as the networks pre-game road show.
Our Big Game Graphic previews South Carolina vs. Texas A&M.
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