College Station, TX (Sports Network) - A record-setting night for "Johnny
Football," another win for Texas A&M.
Heisman Trophy candidate Johnny Manziel threw for three scores and ran for a
pair of touchdowns, as the ninth-ranked Aggies blew out Missouri, 59-29, in
the final regular season game for both teams.
Manziel, who came into Saturday having already broken the school record for
total offense in a season, eclipsed the SEC mark for total offense. He entered
with 4,161 yards and needed only 167 to break 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam
Newton's mark for most offense. Manziel completed 32-of-44 passes for 372
yards and an interception, and ran 12 times for 67 yards.
Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC) wrapped up its first regular season in the SEC with
five consecutive victories. Included in that streak was a stunning win at
then-No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 10.
The Aggies received a scare with under four minutes left in the first quarter,
when Manziel appeared to injure his left knee while running for seven yards.
He was tackled by defensive back E.J. Gaines, who grabbed onto Manziel's
leg and twisted the knee.
On the next play, Christine Michael broke free for a 38-yard touchdown run for
a 21-0 Aggies lead.
Manziel went immediately to the sideline and later departed to the locker room
and was fitted with a knee brace. Jameill Showers was under center for part of
the ensuing offensive series, and Manziel returned to the field as time in the
first quarter expired.
Corbin Berkstresser finished 20-of-38 for 276 yards with a pair of touchdowns
and an interception for Missouri (5-7, 2-6), which failed to become eligible
for a bowl after losing three of its final four contests.
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