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The governors of South Carolina and Texas have a USC-A&M rivalry trophy (Photo)

Nick Bromberg
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South Carolina and Texas A&M are yearly cross-division SEC rivals now, so it stood to reason that the game needed a trophy, right?

Well, the administrators of the two schools haven't taken the trophy step yet, but the governors of the states have. It's a 40-pound trophy of James Bonham.

Bonham, a South Carolina native, is a key figure of the Battle of the Alamo. He went to South Carolina College and nine years after he left was killed in the battle. The trophy will be traded back-and-forth between the governors of the two states based off who wins the football game.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas commissioned the statue. Perry is an A&M graduate and just so not-so-coincidentally happens to be in Columbia, S.C. for Republican fundraisers. South Carolina and Texas A&M play Thursday evening.

Wednesday night, Texas A&M fans took over the steps of the South Carolina State House for the midnight yell practice tradition. As the Aggie fans infilitrated the South Carolina's territory, some South Carolina fans countered.

Using the word "trash" to describe your opponent? That may be a sign of a rivalry more than a trophy is.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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