No. 9 Texas A&M 59, Missouri 29. With AP Photos. By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Missouri needed a win over No. 9 Texas A&M to become bowl eligible.
Instead the Tigers ended their tough first season in the Southeastern Conference with a 59-29 loss to the Aggies on Saturday night.
Johnny Manziel threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead A&M to the win.
The Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) scored touchdowns on their first six drives to build a 42-7 halftime lead and coast to their first 10-win season since 1998.
''We could not get off the field on defense, and offensively we had our struggles,'' Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. ''The combination is not very good.''
About the only drama in this one came when Manziel, the Heisman Trophy hopeful, was shaken up on a tackle at the end of a run in the first quarter.
But Johnny Football missed just four plays before returning with a brace on his left knee. And it didn't seem to slow him down one ...