No. 6 Texas A&M was tied with top-ranked Alabama in the second quarter when Johnny Manziel scrambled and scrambled some more, then wriggled away from an Alabama defender who had him caught by the jersey.
Then just as another white jersey was barreling toward him - and 26 yards behind the line of scrimmage - he launched a pass that Edward Pope grabbed for a 12-yard gain on third down.
Four plays after Manziel's sparkling highlight, the Heisman Trophy winner was picked off in the end zone, the Crimson Tide soon had the lead and Alabama didn't trail again in a 49-42 win on Saturday.
''We were just kind of on a different page and that's on me,'' Manziel said of the play. ''It's either our ball or nobody's and I know that and I know better than that. A big turning point in the game so that one's on me.''
Manziel finished with a school-record 464 yards passing with five touchdowns. He added 98 yards rushing to finish with 562 yards of total offense, which is the second-most in sch...