Aggies midnight yell kickoffs Game day in the capital city

COLUMBIA (WACH) - Early Thursday morning fans of the Texas A&M Aggies descended on the South Carolina Statehouse to continue their traditional Aggie yell.

The fans did meet some competition Gamecock fans meeting at the capital hoping to drown out their opponent before even hitting the field.

Texas A&M started the yell 15 years ago as a way to welcome current and former students back to campus.

The midnight Yell happens each year before the first game of the season.

Thursday's matchup between the Gamecocks and Aggies is the first time these SEC teams will face off.

The game kicks off at 6 oâ??clock but the battle between fans is sure to last all day.