The new cross-divisional rivalry between South Carolina and Texas A&M begins tonight and the winner will receive this trophy:

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James Butler Bonham, the University of South Carolina-educated hero of the Alamo, will adorn a trophy that could be exchanged by the Gamecocks and Texas A&M starting this fall, according to a former S.C. Republican party leader working with governors in both states.

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.

The bronze sculpture, depicting Bonham on a horse headed back to the Alamo, is slated to be traded between USC and Texas A&M when they start their annual Southeastern Conference football games on Aug. 28 at Williams-Brice Stadium, said Katon Dawson, a former S.C. Republican party boss who chaired Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential run in South Carolina.
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Pavoloco83117 months
Guess that mofo is staying in Tejas.
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Placebeaux117 months
Should have been riding a cock instead of a horse.
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ColoradoElkHerd117 months
This game is not deserving of a trophy. To A&M they are just another nameless faceless opponent to beat down.
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GoldenDawg117 months
It's an SEC 'designated rivalry'. That means these two teams will play every year.

And that is a sweet trophy.
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BRMIKEY117 months
Rivalry?????? So they play this game like once every 7 years. No player would ever play in it twice.
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GumBro Jackson117 months
It is tough to create a rivalry, and I don't think trading a trophy back and forth makes the fans care any more about a game. That being said, that is a badass trophy!
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Pavoloco83117 months
Thats a pretty good trophy for a made up rivalry.
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SECSolomonGrundy117 months
thats actually a nice looking trophy. im in favor of rivalry trophies and think we should have more in the SEC
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