Posted on November 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM
Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies shredded another Southeastern Conference defense.
The redshirt freshman picked apart Mississippi State (No. 15 BCS, No. 17 AP) by completing 30-of-36 passes for 311 yards and danced around the Bulldogs for 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns, leading the 16th-ranked Aggies to a 38-13 victory on Saturday.
A relative unknown before the season, Manziel is posting consistently terrific performances that are starting to generate whispers of Heisman Trophy consideration. He certainly has been the unquestioned star for the upstart Aggies.
"He has a green light to make plays, some improvised, some called," Texas A&M first-year coach Kevin Sumlin said.
He made those plays in bunches against the Bulldogs.
Maybe the most impressive was a 37-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter that pushed the Aggies' lead to 21-0. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel rolled right, and when he didn't see an open receiver, weaved around multiple Mississippi State defenders on his way to the end zone.
Sumlin admitted the Aggies are still adjusting to their quarterback's uncanny playmaking ability.