The good

Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson had a solid night in his debut as USC's starter, throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns, and spreading his completions among 10 different receivers.

The bad

South Carolina's defense was simply unable to get any pressure on new Aggies' QB Kenny Hill. The sophomore did his best Johnny Football imitation in rolling up a school-record 511 passing yards and completing 44-of-60 attempts.

The wacky

Johnny Manziel may be gone, but he's not forgotten at Texas A&M. After catching what seemed the night's first TD, receiver Ricky Seals-Jones did the "money sign" made famous by the Heisman winner. Too bad Jones was down a yard short of the goal line.