New Trophy for South Carolina and Texas A&M rivalry

According to a story by, there are thoughts on a trophy being presented to the winner of this newly formed rivalry between South Carolina and Texas A&M.

The trophy will depict a former South Carolina student James Butler Bonham on a horse heading back to the Alamo.

Bonham is considered the romantic hero of the 1836 Texas battle for leaving the Alamo to get help and returning through enemy lines despite knowing the large force of Mexican soldiers would attack soon. He insisted on telling fort commander William Travis, a fellow Saluda County native, who had asked Bonham to join Texas’ fight for independence, that the fort would not receive assistance, historians say.

South Carolina and Texas A&M will open the 2014 season on Thursday, August 28th.  This annual game was formed as a result of the SEC new scheduling format of cross-divisional rivals.  I personally would have liked to see the cross divisional rivalry of Texas A&M and Missouri (old conference foes).