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So who needs Johnny Football?

UNDATED (AP)- There is life after Johnny Football. Just ask South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

     In his first career start, Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat ninth-ranked South Carolina 52-28. That ends the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.

     Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner and first-round selection in the NFL draft. Hill finished 44 of 60 with three touchdowns.

     Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading Texas A&M to a 31-14 halftime lead and finishing up with the most passing yards allowed in Spurrier's 10 seasons coaching the Gamecocks. South Carolina gave up seven TDs on A&Ms first 11 possessions.

     In other AP Top-25 football:

     -- Number-18 Ole Miss came alive in the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Boise State 35-13 in a sloppy season opener. Shaking off three first-half interceptions, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns - three of the scores coming on consecutive throws in the fourth quarter.

     - No. 19 Arizona State raced to a quick 38-0 lead and trounced Weber State 45-14. Junior running back D.J. Foster led the Sun Devils' attack with 147 yards rushing on 15 carries for three TDs.

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