Found November 25, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
On Sunday morning, the newspaper headlines in College Station will likely read “Texas A&M 59, Missouri 29,” but if anything, the story behind the headlines is this: In his last chance to impress Heisman Trophy voters, Johnny Manziel left them with quite a bit to think about. After another strong performance Saturday night, Manziel firmly planted himself in the discussion as the Heisman favorite. You know, if he wasn’t the favorite already. As a matter of fact, just about the only thing that could stop Manziel on Saturday night against Missouri was, well, Manziel himself. Late in the first quarter, with his team already ahead 14-0, Manziel tried to wiggle out of a tackle, and in the process twisted his knee. It was a scary moment for Aggies fans everywhere, as Manziel was helped off the field and into the locker room… … And then Manziel came back to the field just a few minutes later, and in an instant, the game was basically over. As for the stats themselves, on the eve...
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