Found January 03, 2013 on Football Nation:
In 2013, Texas A&M made a major change to the college football landscape. The Aggies, along with Missouri, left the Big 12 and headed for the SEC. While Mizzou struggled mightily, Texas A&M played exceptionally well. The Aggies lost just two games, both close contests to top 10 teams (Florida & LSU). Now, the Aggies face an old Big 12 rival, the Oklahoma Sooners. OU is 10-2 on the season as well, losing only to Notre Dame (now No. 1) and former No. 1 Kansas State.In this article, I'll give you three bold predictions for the Cotton Bowl. Topics include:Who will play better: Johnny Manziel or Landry Jones?Who will win, and who will cover the spread?How will Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore impact this game? 
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Landry Jones' college career comes full circle

ARLINGTON, Texas Landry Jones' college career has come full circle. The Oklahoma quarterback began his playing career at Cowboys Stadium, and that's where it will end Friday in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. In between, he also quarterbacked the Sooners to a Big 12 championship game win over Nebraska. "It did start here," Jones said during a Cotton Bowl media...

OU vet Jones vs. A&M's freshman Heisman at Cotton

Landry Jones is back where he made his Oklahoma debut, and again in the shadow of a Heisman Trophy winner. Jones took over as the Sooners quarterback in the first-ever college game at Cowboys Stadium, in the 2009 season opener when he replaced injured Heisman winner Sam Bradford after halftime. Three seasons later in the same stadium, Jones makes his 50th and last career start...

No-huddle a real challenge for officials

Johnny Football lived up to the hype ... and more. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and rushed for an FBS Bowl all-time record 229 yards as Texas A&M crushed Oklahoma, 41-13, Friday night at Cowboys Stadium. That doesn't begin to tell the story. And while Manziel started a trend becoming the first freshman in history to win...

2013 Cotton Bowl: No Heisman Hangover For Johnny Football As Manziel And Aggies Romp

For those who doubted that Johnny Manziel could continue his magical season as quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies, the Heisman Trophy winner must have removed any doubt with his incredible performance in the 2013 Cotton Bowl, resulting in a 41-13 romp over the Oklahoma Sooners. Manziel was unstoppable, accounting for over 500 yards of total offense. Not as a team, but by himself...

Texas A&M puts exclamation mark on 1st SEC season

Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M had an emphatic answer for everybody who wondered how Texas A&M would do in the SEC. Led by their Heisman Trophy-winning freshman quarterback, the 10th-ranked Aggies won 11 games, including an upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, and never trailed while winning the last six. They capped their SEC debut season with a 41-13 Cotton Bowl victory over former...

Oklahoma loses Cotton Bowl 41-13 to Texas A&M

Oklahoma and steady veteran quarterback Landry Jones wound up being no match for Johnny Football and a former Big 12 rival. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards with four touchdowns and 10th-ranked Texas A&M wrapped up its first SEC season with a 41-13 win over the 12th-ranked Sooners on Friday night in Jones' 50th and final career...

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

AT&T Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Aggies vs Oklahoma Sooners Texas A&M Aggies Overall record: 10 – 2 Conference record: 6 – 2 Finished 3rd in SEC West behind Alabama and LSU. Oklahoma Sooners Overall record: 10 – 2 Conference record: 8 – 1 Finished 2nd in Big 12 behind Kansas State. Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel will go up against the Sooners and Landry Jones...

Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma, Cotton Bowl: 5 Things We Learned

In a match-up of former big 12 rivals, Texas A&M served notice to both the SEC and the rest of college football after dominating Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl Classic 41-13.Most fans wondered if there was a chance of a Heisman letdown by Aggies' quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Sooners received their answer early, and Manziel proved the entire night that he was truly worthy...

Texas A&Ms defense stands tall in second half

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas A&M defense wasn't frustrated that the Oklahoma Sooners ran off 51 plays and scored 13 points in the first half of Friday's Cotton Bowl. The defensive unit was just mad that they weren't getting the ball back for the Johnny Manziel-led offense often enough. That changed in the third quarter. The Wrecking Crew forced three-and-outs...

Manziel shows A&M is better off without Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas A euphoric group A&M players had congregated in perfectly symmetrical lines in the corner of the end zone at JerryWorld. Arms locked. Swaying, per tradition as the Aggie War Hymn played and The 12th Man sang in unison. It was one of those amazing scenes you only get from college football. And it was at this moment quarterback Johnny Manziel executed his best...

Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13: Manziel runs over Oklahoma, as Aggies head into 2013 a BCS title ...

Entering the 2013 Cotton Bowl, there was legitimate fear amongst Texas A&M fans that maybe, just maybe, Johnny Manziel had too much fun on the postseason awards circuit. In their defense, you can see why, since Manziel seemingly spent more time over the last month hanging out with LeBron James, Megan Fox and the Jonas Brothers than he did in the film room. And while no one could...

Slowing Sooners' offense big key for Aggies

ARLINGTON, Texas The matchup for Friday's Cotton Bowl may have a dj vu' sort of feel with old conference rivals Texas A&M and Oklahoma squaring off at Cowboys Stadium. The Aggies are hoping the results are different. Texas A&M struggled defensively against the wide-open passing attacks of the Big 12, allowing more than 275 yards a game through the air last year...

Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13: Manziel runs over Oklahoma, as Aggies head into 2013 a BCS title ...

Entering the 2013 Cotton Bowl, there was legitimate fear amongst Texas A&M fans that maybe, just maybe, Johnny Manziel had too much fun on the postseason awards circuit. In their defense, you can see why, since Manziel seemingly spent more time over the last month hanging out with LeBron James, Megan Fox and the Jonas Brothers than he did in the film room. And while no one could...
Sooners News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.