Found August 31, 2013 on
There’s no question which early game has caught the eye of the nation on opening weekend — the Texas A&M-Rice matchup has been a good one through one half of play. The Aggies lead 28-21 at the break, but Rice is in good shape after pulling within one score on this fantastic touchdown catch by Jordan Taylor off a tipped pass from Taylor McHargue:
Manziel returns in the second half, and we’re all waiting to see what happens. This one looks to be a shootout down the stretch.
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Yes, the bandies got in on the Johnny Football autograph-for-pay fun. Rice's marching band wore shirts printed with Manziel's signature on Saturday.
Everyone is talking about Johnny Manziel being suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener against Rice. However, there is that whole defensive side of the ball that needs to be paid attention to. The Rice Owls have an upset on their minds, and have taken a 7-0 lead on the Aggies after a defensive stop, then successful drive, to begin the game.
The Rice Owls players made sure early during Saturday's game against Texas A&M they weren't going to just hand the Aggies a victory despite the odds stacked up against them.
Even when the current Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel stepped on the field in the third quarter after serving his first-half suspension, the Owls didn't back down with some autograph-related jabs...
Maybe Johnny Manziel could learn a thing or two about self-promotion from Rice linebacker Nick Elder.
It was Elder who Manziel gave the autograph motion to during Saturday's 52-31 Texas A&M win. And while Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin said after the game he didn't see the third-quarter incident, Elder is making sure everyone knows he was involved.
Elder took to Twitter...
Johnny Freakin' Football just doesn't care. Is the Texas A&M quarterback signing an air autograph for a Rice Owls defender?
Johnny Manziel’s return to the football field was a breath of fresh air for college football fans – for a few minutes. Manziel immediately stirred up controversy by making a fake signature gesture towards one of Rice’s players – Nick Elder. But if you ask Elder, there was no controversy – they’re actually friends. Elder took to Twitter to defend Manziel.
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Johnny Manziel had to wait a half to make his debut for the 2013 college football season, but once he got on the field he wasted little time putting his own stamp on the game. If you listen to the commentators and most of the media you'd think that he acted like a spoiled brat having a temper tantrum on national television.
I'll admit--I wondered what the heck he was...
Rice Owls wide receiver Jordan Taylor caught a ball that was deflected by a Texas A&M Aggies defensive back and managed to take it into the end zone. Unfortunately for the Owls, Johnny Manziel came back in for the second half and the Aggies rolled.
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Rice Owls wide receiver Jordan Taylor pulls down an unreal catch against the Texas A&M Aggies.
Johnny Football was back to doing what Johnny Football does best on Saturday afternoon, score-boarding the Rice Owls en route to a 52-31 win for the Aggies.
I love college football. There is just something about the emotion and passion of not just the players and coaches, but the fans and pretty much everyone in and around the game. At this level of the game it still appears to be about the game, having fun, and doing something special as a team. It is fun to watch whether you are at home, at the stadium, or hanging out with the guys...
As I have told you earlier today that I hate college football, there is one player I don’t dislike. That’s Johnny Manziel. ”Johnny Football” apparently has decided to give the NCAA and their “rules” a big ol’ middle finger today in Texas A&M’s opening game against the Rice Owls.
During Manziel’s first drive of the game (A&M’s first possession of the...