Posted September 16, 2013 on
One of the best ways to judge a quarterback is how his team does. Yes, he sometimes gets too much credit (or blame), but he is the most important player on the field. Although Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had more completions, more yards, and more touchdowns, this week's Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week is Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

Athlon Sports Week 3 National Awards: McCarron outduels Manziel

The signature AJ McCarron play Saturday said a great deal of the dynamic playing out between the Alabama quarterback and his counterpart at Texas A...

Heisman Forecast: Why Manziel won't win; McCarron rises

He was exceptional, Johnny Football doing Johnny Football things against Alabama as he produced the second-most yards by any player in SEC history. But as captivating as he was in racking up those 562 yards in Texas A&M's loss, it doesn't change the fact that Johnny Manziel is not going to win another Heisman Trophy. As detailed here, the path to a second trophy has...

Video: AJ McCarron Throws 44-Yard Flea Flicker Touchdown To DeAndrew White

We’re just over a quarter into the much-anticipated Texas A&M-Alabama showdown, and so far it has completely lived up to the hype. Johnny Football is winging it all over the field, but it’s not easy to knock of the defending champs. Trailing 14-7 at the start of the second quarter, Doug Nussmeier picked the perfect trick play call — McCarron threw a flea flicker 44 yards...

Manziel, McCarron headline crop of quality SEC QBs

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has the Heisman Trophy. Alabama's A.J. McCarron has the national championships. Those two are the Southeastern Conference's most famous quarterbacks, but they're just the main headliners - there's a host of talented signal-callers that have offenses rolling across the league. Georgia's Aaron Murray, LSU's Zach Mettenberger...

Even in Loss, The Legend of Johnny Football Grows

The Big Leagues And, fine, Alabama's A.J. McCarron was pretty good too.

Heisman Watch Week Three: Manziel Has Flare, But McCarron Claims The Victory

Johnny Manziel Johnny Manziel might not have led Texas A&M to an upset victory over Alabama, but he did just about everything he could to make it so, passing for five touchdowns, 464 yards and rushing for 98 more. And all that against the Crimson Tide defense. Say what you will about not getting the victory here, but Manziel had two strong “Heisman moment” type plays here...

Golden Arm Award Top Performer, Week 3: A.J. McCarron, Alabama

If you needed one quarterback to direct your offense in a must win game this college football season, who would be your first pick? Teddy Bridgewater? Tajh Boyd? Aaron Murray or Johnny Manziel? You probably could not go wrong with any of those options, but I will take Alabama’s A.J. McCarron before any of them if we are talking about one game, or even just one drive. Each week...

'Bama outduels Manziel, Aggies

AJ McCarron and Alabama was not about to let Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M get another signature win. McCarron nearly matched the Heisman Trophy winner with four touchdown passes, and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score -- sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, too -- as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory...

Video: A.J. McCarron Goes On The Dan Patrick Show, Dodges Johnny Manziel Questions

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron went on The Dan Patrick Show this morning to talk about this past Saturday’s slugfest with Texas A&M, his label as a “game manager”, and why he doesn’t crave the spotlight. He also dodged a few questions about Johnny Football, including when Patrick asked him to name something he (McCarron) does better than the Aggies’ signal-caller...

Texas A&M defense unable to slow down Alabama

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- If there was ever the Texas A&M defense to make a stand, it came midway through the fourth quarter Saturday against top-ranked Alabama. But just as they had done most of the day, a defense nicknamed the Wrecking Crew wasn't up to the task in a 49-42 loss. Alabama shredded the sixth-ranked Texas A&M defense for 568 yards and put the game away...

Alabama outlasts Manziel, Aggies in shootout

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- AJ McCarron nearly matched Johnny Manziel with four touchdown passes and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score, sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory Saturday. Alabama (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) spotted the Aggies (2-1, 0-1) a 14-0...

A Closer Look at the Coaches Poll – Week 3

  #1 Alabama  The Good: Alabama showed everyone why they are the number one team in the country this past Saturday. Their offense was questioned after week one but they came back and scored 49 points against the nation’s number six team. AJ McCarron threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns while TJ Yeldon rushed for 149 more and a touchdown of his own. The Bad: Alabama’s defense...

Stunning shootout leaves Tide in the driver’s seat

 The most anticipated game of the young season lived up to the billing Saturday, at least from an offensive standpoint. Overall, it was a thrilling shootout, with two magnificent quarterbacks and a pair of relentless offenses, and a game that featured the best, luckiest and dumbest play of the year, all in one. I’m not sure what surprised me more, the brilliance of Johnny Manziel...
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