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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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The past few weeks have witnessed the rise of Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies, whose latest win against Alabama created some BCS havoc (top- Getty/ Revere, bottom- AP/ Martin)
The last couple of weeks have kept be busy and on the road. One of my stops, San Francisco, coincided with the Giants’ World Series triumph and celebratory parade. It was quite a sight to...
His name is Johnny Manziel, but you might know him better as “Johnny Football.” At least, that’s what he, his family and Texas A&M prefer it that way. The family/school combination is pursuing a trademark for the boyish nickname that is sweeping the college football nation by storm.
Manziel, the redshirt freshman starting quarterback from Texas A&M, has led the...
If freshman QB Johnny Manziel can take over a game against Alabama, then South Carolina's head coach Steve Spurrier needs to apologize to the NFL for his comments about Bama beating an NFL team.Texas A&M found a weakness in Alabama's defense. Their no-huddle hurry up offense made Alabama look disoriented. I've never seen Alabama's defensive coordinator,...
With two weeks left in the 2012 college football regular season, the battle for the Heisman Trophy is looking more and more like a two-man race between quarterbacks Collin Klein of Kansas State, and Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. You can thank Manziel's performance in the Aggies' defeat of Alabama for that.
It's the game within the games.
Klein is ahead of...
With just a few weeks left, Collin Klein has a strong lead in the Heisman race and will have to seriously underachieve over his last two games to lose it. The Wildcats' quarterback is being recognized for his leadership skills as well as his impressive output. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said, “They respond to him, not only by what he does, but also what he addresses...
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&...
The official twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies football (@AggiesFootball) has been touting Johnny Manziel (#JohnnyFootball) all day for the Heisman. However, I’m sure they are going to hear about it for the following retweet:
Doesn’t matter to me what a school tweets out, but not everyone is as free thinking as me. I’ll be interested to see if this tweet eventually gets deleted.
In an apparent effort to go from nationally loved (not counting you, Alabama) to nationally hated in a shorter timespan than Steve McNair and Tiger Woods combined, Johnny Manziel, his family, and Texas A&M have begun working with the Aggies licensing program to trademark the nickname "Johnny Football." Since Manziel can't profit in any way from the trademark and...
By now, even the most staunch supporter has to admit that the contest just didn't go their way.Despite a dominance in the south, in the end, it just wasn't enough. All the excuses and finger pointing means little as the results were strongly in the outsider's favor.Despite the final tally, those of us who witnessed the battle know the final margin felt like a lot more...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew.
This just in...
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley still hasn't been fired yet. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
Baseball metaphor for college football of the day.
Derek Dooley's replacement at Tennessee has to be a home run. Because Joel Hollingsworth said so. (Rocky Top Talk)
Johnny Manziel is quiet. Too quiet.
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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...
It’s not often we have the opportunity to see college football history written right in front of our eyes, only for those of us who were fortunate enough to watch Saturday’s Texas A&M-Alabama game, that’s exactly what we were treated to.
The game basically turned into the “moon-landing” for college football fans; a game we’ll long remember where we were, who we were...
Now it's out of Alabama's hands.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide have not only lost that aura of invincibility that seemed to surround Nick Saban's team through eight games and the final two minutes against LSU, but surrendered control of their fate in the national title derby. No. 9 Texas A&M made sure of that with Johnny Manziel's dazzling performance and a...
So what now?
In case you were buried under a rock somewhere, you already know Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M went to Tuscaloosa and slapped down No. 1 Alabama’s national championship hopes like Tommy Tuberville might an unassuming assistant coach.
The Crimson Tide – as well as the entire SEC – is out of the national title picture – for now, at least, and probably for the...