Posted October 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Texas A&M managed to thrive despite playing 12 straight weeks in 2012 but has gotten the luxury of a bye week this season. The ninth-ranked Aggies are hoping that time off will aid their defense and help the program match its longest win streak away from home Saturday night against slumping Mississippi. Texas A&M was forced to forgo its bye week last season after its opening game was postponed because of Hurricane Issac. The Aggies emerged from that gauntlet with 11 wins - their most since 1998 - and Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. "This year is a lot different," coach Kevin Sumlin said. "Five games in, we've got some guys limping around. We've got some guys we need to get healthy for the next stretch of games." Manziel has the Aggies' offense humming once again, ranking in the top five in the FBS with 49.2 points and 586.4 yards per game. That's helped Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1 SEC) outpace most of it...

Texas A&M Football: What would happen without Manziel?

There is no doubt about it, Johnny Manziel is the backbone of Texas A&M’s team. Struggling on the defensive front, fans worry that if Manziel goes down their season is over. What would happen if Johnny Football couldn’t step on the field? We have seen it happen before. Football programs crumble due to their star player being benched, or even injured. He hasn’t been hurt...

Johnny Manziel declared "more of a complete quarterback" in 2013 by Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.

Ole Miss chasing down Johnny Manziel in 2012. Photo: Corpus Christi Caller. In his first season as head football coach of Ole Miss Hugh Freeze saw his team lose to Texas A&M 30-27 in its first year in the SEC. This was a month or so before Texas A&M's starting quarterback Johnny Manziel exploded onto the national scene by leading the Aggies to an upset victory...

Struggling Texas A&M defense ready for another test

Johnny Manziel and the high-flying Texas A&M Aggies head to Oxford, Miss., Saturday for the site of their biggest comeback last season. Hopefully the Aggie defense makes the trip too. A&M (4-1, 1-1 in the SEC) is coming off a bye week heading into the game against Ole Miss. Maybe that extra time off is just what the A&M defense needed because it's on a historic...

Aggies aim for offensive perfection

The high-powered Texas A&M offense tries to score every time it has the ball. But the ninth-ranked Aggies, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, get angry when they don't score a touchdown on every offensive series. Center Mike Matthews says the offense is: ''unstoppable, so every time we go on the field it's a disappointment if we get stopped...

Texas A&M @ Ole Miss Game Week Thread

Stacey Revere / Getty Images The Rebels are coming off two straight losses against Alabama and Auburn, and are looking to bounce back as Johnny Manziel and the Aggies roll into town. Game Notes • Game Time: Kickoff is 7:30p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. • Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS. • This is the sixth meeting all-time between Ole Miss and Texas...

ScoutTV: Serderius Bryant

How to stop Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and a high-powered Aggies offense? Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant has some ideas.

Now's your chance to own a piece of Kyle Field

Every Texas A&M student knows that after big wins, Aggies dont storm Kyle Field because the field is sacred ground. Well starting Monday, Aggie fans will have a chance to own some of the sacred turf for themselves. The school will sell pallets of the harvested sod beginning Monday on the schools athletics site For 400, you get approximately 450 square...

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Six

The Bloguin Heisman Poll continues with it's second poll of 2013. Last week the poll debuted with reigning champion Johnny Manziel in the top spot. After a bye week can he hold off Aaron Murray, Marcus Mariota and Tajh Boyd? What you'll see each week in the Bloguin Heisman Poll: * The top five total vote getters and quotes from bloggers in support of their candidate...

Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M Preview

What if you were placed where you are to make a difference, to bring hope, to encourage, to help a person to improve? Know this, you were! – Coach Hugh Freeze Ole Miss will host the Texas A&M Aggies as a 6 point-underdog in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. Texas A&M was off this past week while the Rebels were in Jordan-Haire Stadium battling wit the Auburn Tigers...

Opponent Blogger Q&A – Texas A&M

As we start the Texas A&M game week, we reached out to a “truly amazing” special guest for insight on the other team. I told you this edition of “Opponent Blogger Q&A” would be good. This week’s special guest is…. David Walker (Twitter: @12thmanQB) is the Editor of> where he covers Texas Aggie sports. In 1973, he was the first true-freshman...
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