Found November 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
The terrific performance by Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel — now known around the country as “Johnny Football” — in Saturday’s stunning upset of defending national champion Alabama has thrust Manziel squarely into the Heisman Trophy race. But Manziel has work to do to catch favorite Collin Klein, the quarterback of unbeaten Kansas State. Against the Tide’s top-ranked defense, Manziel completed 24 of 31 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns while adding 92 yards on 18 rushes as A&M got only its second-ever win against the country’s No. 1 team. He now leads all freshmen in passing yards (2,780 yards), completions per game (22.7), total offense (379.4 yards per game) and points responsibility (19.8). He leads the SEC in rushing yards (1,014) and rushing scores (15). Manziel joins former Missouri star Brad Smith as the only freshmen in FBS history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 2,000 yards in a single season. Manziel should smash Smith’s numbers of 1,029 y...
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