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Johnny Manziel attempts extra point (it goes poorly)

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Texas A&M went from doing nothing to promote freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel for the Heisman to trying just about everything possible, including extra points because why not extra points? They’re points!

As it turns out, though, there are some things Manziel simply cannot do. Making kicks is one of them (his footwork was a mess, if we’re being honest here). He may be a Heisman candidate, but Manziel is not, in fact, a cyborg.

Manziel still had a great game (367 total yards, five total touchdowns) as No. 9 Texas A&M beat Sam Houston State 47-28.

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16 Responses to “Johnny Manziel attempts extra point (it goes poorly)”
  1. coreydemoss says: Nov 17, 2012 8:39 PM

    I love Kevin Sumlin and Johnny Football, but why on Earth is he attempting an extra point? It serves no purpose, and while it’s highly unlikely, you still risk possible injury to your best player. He shouldn’t be on the field any more than is necessary.

  2. overratedgators says: Nov 17, 2012 8:44 PM

    WTH? I read the headline and just assumed it referred to a botched two point conversion attempt. Why is he kicking? A&M trying to pad his Heisman chances by showing how versatile he is? If so, e just failed miserably. Makes him look like a pompous jackass who’s convinced himself (wrongly) that he can do everything.

  3. pushingiron says: Nov 17, 2012 8:57 PM

    I don’t have a problem with it, up by 40 and he has been making them in practice while the regular kicker has not.

  4. jgater1981 says: Nov 17, 2012 8:57 PM

    SEC played a tough as nails schedule this week. It’s no wonder they’re so good! Ess See See speeeeeeeeeeed!

  5. manchestermiracle says: Nov 17, 2012 9:12 PM

    Sorry, beating up on an FCS school is just padding your stats…..

  6. twreck13 says: Nov 17, 2012 9:31 PM


    He was pulled early in the third quarter…

  7. monsterright says: Nov 17, 2012 9:53 PM

    Awesome to let him try this. I suspect Sumlins teams play well for him because he lets them enjoy the game.

  8. jimbo75025 says: Nov 17, 2012 10:09 PM

    pushingiron says:
    Nov 17, 2012 8:57 PM
    I don’t have a problem with it, up by 40 and he has been making them in practice while the regular kicker has not.

    Yeah, but to do it when you are up by 40 just seems like rubbing it in. I am sure the casual fan would know nothing about the regular kicker having problems in practice. If you want to try some stunt, do it when the score is 6-0 and the game is (in theory) still in question.

    This coming from an SEC fan.

  9. barbeaux says: Nov 17, 2012 10:33 PM

    Maybe they were trying to set a precedent of him making a kick so that at some point in a later game they could use that same setup in order to attempt a 2 point conversion?

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 17, 2012 10:39 PM

    Coming into this game, Taylor Bertolet had missed 5 PATs on the year. He missed another one on the 3rd TD today. Johnny Football threw a 42 yd laser to EZ that went for an 89 yd TD on the first play of the second half, to put the score at 40-0. He missed the PAT, and never played another down today. It was a fun day, I’m sunburned, and I have tailgated well. :-)

  11. kozbee says: Nov 18, 2012 12:06 AM

    IMO the next Heisman winner.

  12. manchestermiracle says: Nov 18, 2012 9:19 AM


    It doesn’t matter if he was pulled in the first quarter, FBS teams that schedule FCS teams shouldn’t even get to count the win in their record, let alone statistics. Then again, A&M is just doing what SEC schools do….

  13. delashmit says: Nov 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    With K State losing badly, Johnny Football is now squarely in the Heisman trophy race and IMO in the lead.

  14. pushingiron says: Nov 18, 2012 4:47 PM

    11 weeks, no bye God forbid Sumlin let’s the players have any fun.

  15. pinchegringo12 says: Nov 18, 2012 6:39 PM

    You havent seen A&Ms kicker, freshman with mental issues of late…and school didn’t have much choice in scheduling this year with SEC move.

    Still a lot of season to go, but he is my Hesiman front runner.

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 19, 2012 2:01 PM

    FBS teams ALL over the country schedule FCS teams. Most of them do it early in the year when no one is looking though.

    As far as his extra point try… should have done the dropkick! Those are awesome!

    Johnny Football for Heisman! #2 in total offense, #3 in points accounted for, 1st freshman to go 3000+pass yds and 1000+ rush yds. 38 TDs

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