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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-24 on Saturday.
The Aggies (8-2, 5-2), playing in the Southeastern Conference for the first season, also might have ended the league’s run of BCS titles at six years.
The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) didn’t go quietly.
AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating comeback. He threw one touchdown pass and motored the ball downfield before Deshazor Everett stepped in front of his fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:36 left.
Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 and led the Aggies to a 20-0 first quarter lead.
“No moment is too big for him,” coach Kevin Sumlin said of his remarkable redshirt freshman.
Alabama kept coming back, but never caught up with Manziel and Texas A&M.
Alabama, the nation’s top scoring defense, forced a punt with less than a minute left, but A&M never had to kick it away. The Tide was penalized for offisid...
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There is a reason they call him Johnny Football. With his team already leading the number one team in the country, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is somehow able to escape the Alabama defense, fumble the ball into his own hands and then throw a touchdown. How is he able to escape the defense is beyond me. What is even more amazing is that he almost fumbles the ball but...
Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel is a giant killer after the Aggies defeated top-ranked Alabama. And now comes word that there’s a move to trademark Manziel’s nickname, “Johnny Football.”
“Texas A&M is working in concert with the Manziel family to trademark the nickname,” said Shane Hinckley, who is assistant vice president of business development...
A headline in a Dallas paper leading up to Saturday’s Texas A&M-Alabama game proclaimed the following regarding Aggies QB Johnny Manziel: ‘Johnny Manziel’s chances of winning the Heisman – Not good, unless he beats Alabama…’ Well, Johnny Manziel – just beat Alabama. Hello!!! Johnny Manziel celebrates with teammates after he led Texas A&M to a stunning victory...
Johnny Manziel gave Texas A&M all he could versus Alabama Saturday, even though he’s only a freshman. It looks like the SEC is his playground for the next few years.
In the video above, Manziel escaped the Crimson Tide’s pass rush, then fumbling the ball to himself, slipping out the pocket and finishing off the crazy play by throwing a touchdown pass.
The Aggies ended up...
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The legend of Johnny Manziel continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Manziel’s meteoric rise from being a three-star recruit to potential Heisman finalist is close to outdoing that of the great Tim Tebow, in my opinion.
Manziel did what some felt couldn’t be done, by driving the Alabama defense crazy and giving them fits. With that, Texas A&...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook-up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-24 on Saturday. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) also might have ended the league's run of BCS titles at six years. The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) didn't go quietly. AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating...
Is you're planning to make your next million off of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's hideous nickname you may already be out of luck. The school is working with the Manziel family to trademark "Johnny Football," and block any unauthorized use of what is the only nickname whiter than "Matty Ice."
"Texas A&M is working in...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook-up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-24 on Saturday.
The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) also might have ended the league's run of BCS titles at six years.
The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) didn't go quietly.
AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating...
No. 15 Texas A&M travelled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face No. 1 Alabama. Johnny Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 to lead the Aggies to a 29-24 upset of the Tide on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Aggies dominated the first quarter, opening up a 20-0 lead, then withstood a Tide comeback to beat the top ranked team in the country.
The Alabama Crimson Tide lost their first game since November 5th 2011, and it came to a team in their first season in the SEC.
Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel had 24 completions in only 31 attempts for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it’s what Manziel did on the ground that made the difference for the Aggies. Manziel ran for 92 yards, which was just enough to keep the Bama defense...
Alabama's perfect season came to an end at the hands of Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. Was it enough to end the Crimson Tide's run atop this poll? Here are this week's SEC Power Rankings:
1. Alabama (9-1, 6-1)
The mighty have fallen, which damages the SEC's chances for its seventh straight national title. Alabama couldn't deflate Johnny Football and didn&...
When Johnny Manziel was done with No. 1 Alabama, finishingoff the top-ranked Crimson Tide by taking a knee, he handed off his helmet andthe game ball to a team manager. The manager then handed to a coach for safekeeping.
When asked what the plans for the balland helmet were, the coach simply replied, We just want to hang on to them.
Though the message was bland, it rangloud and...
On the weekend he returned from an injury that seemed to threaten his hopes at the Heisman trophy, Collin Klein was able to put in a solid performance in a key victory over TCU on Saturday, using his feet to help push Kansas State. Klein was admittedly underwhelming through the air, passing for just 145 yards and no touchdowns with a pick thrown. But his ground game...
FORT WORTH, Texas Texas A&M paid anywhere from 9.31 to 12.41 million, depending on your media source of choice, to secede from the Big 12 in February.
Aggies felt this to be too much, Big 12 types too little.
Now, though, A&M has delivered what all parties have to agree was a fair parting gift, beating No. 1 Alabama, 29-24, behind a Heisman-worthy performance by Johnny...
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The Southeastern Conference is considered by yours truly as the best conference in overall talent and entertainment regardless of the sport.
To have six teams ranked in the latest BCS Standings is absurd since the domination is never ending. The talent we see on Sunday’s reflects upon what we...