Shane Beamer’s Gamecocks are gearing up for a tough conference matchup with Texas A&M.

Fortunately for the Gamecocks, they had a bye week in Week 7. When the Gamecocks have extra time between games, they are 5-0 under Shane Beamer.

During his Sunday media teleconference, Beamer was superstitious.

“I hope you just found some wood to knock on, man,” Beamer told a reporter. “Don’t jinx us.”

In addition to that stat, the Gamecocks are also fairly healthy for this point of the season. According to Beamer, everyone is likely to play save for 3 players, Christian Beal-Smith, Corey Rucker and Terrell Dawkins.

Even with the good news, Beamer is not overlooking Texas A&M, praising their young talent in his presser.

“They are a young team that continues to get better,” he said. “They look like what you want a football team to look like. THey’re young in a lot of spots and playing a lot of true freshmen. I’m sure we’ll see the best version of A&M coming in here on Saturday.”

South Carolina is looking to add to its 3-game winning streak. With a win, the Gamecocks would improve to 2-2 in SEC play.