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Manziel, Aggies send Mississippi State to the dog house, 51-41

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Johnny Manziel is probably the most entertaining player in college football today. He packs so much drama every time he is on the field. At times he gets away with taking chances, but there are other times he does not. In Texas A&M’s (8-2, 4-2 SEC) 51-41 victory at home against Mississippi State (4-5, 1-4 SEC) Manziel passed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns to completely overshadow his three interceptions and a couple of sacks when he held on to the football too long.

Manziel threw two touchdown passes in the second half and Ben Malena and Trey Williams added one each on the ground as the Aggies pulled away from Mississippi State after halftime. Mississippi State was led on offense by emerging dual-threat quarterback Dak Prescott, who passed and rushed for over 100 yards each, had two touchdown passes and rushed for a touchdown as well.

The thing with Manziel is, at the college level he will make mistakes but he is more than capable of making up for them. Today Manziel tossed his ninth, tenth and eleventh interceptions of the season, which is already two more than he threw in his Heisman Trophy 2012 season. But Manziel also took his season touchdown pass total to 31, five more than last season. During the television broadcast of the game there were times when the thought Manziel may have played his final game in Kyle Field popped up, and for good reason. The expectation is that Manziel could likely be heading to the NFL Draft, but is that the right decision? Might a return in 2014 do Manziel good to polish his skills just a bit more?

 

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10 Responses to “Manziel, Aggies send Mississippi State to the dog house, 51-41”
  1. jessejames182 says: Nov 9, 2013 8:42 PM

    I was at the game, just a few sections away from where Johnny jumped into the crowd. He obviously loves his team and school but hates being a headline while not even getting paid for it. I hope the love for A&M wins out.

  2. jimmy53 says: Nov 9, 2013 9:42 PM

    God A&M’s defense S-U-C-K-S!

  3. dcroz says: Nov 9, 2013 11:53 PM

    He could always stay and take a stab at another Heisman or try to win an SEC and/or national title, but I really don’t think he would show the NFL any more than he already has. The only legitimate reason for staying in College Station one more year is that this draft is the heaviest in QB talent in thirty years, and there is always the chance of even someone like him getting lost in the shuffle and falling far down the draft board. But I really don’t expect him to hang around college and risk getting hurt so that his career ends before he collects a single professional buck.

  4. metalhead65 says: Nov 10, 2013 8:32 AM

    why would he come back and risk a injury when he can take the money now? he is not going grow any taller which is the only thing he could to that would improve his stock more for the pro’s so why risk it? he should get his second Heisman this year and say goodbye after the season. why is he being punished for having another great year just because he won it last year? he has done his part and it’s not his fault his team’s defense sucks!

  5. dualprime says: Nov 10, 2013 9:17 AM

    Like McCarron said about not being a Heisman candidate… “I sleep well at night after looking at my championship rings.”

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 10, 2013 6:36 PM

    @dcroz

    I agree with the flux of QB talent in the draft this year. He could easily fall to 3rd or 4th round. Maybe further.

    He would definitely do himself and A&M better if he convinced Mike Evans to stay one more year with him and try to win a SEC and/or National title.

    That said…. I don’t see it happening. I just get the feeling from the ESPN article and his offseason behavior that he is sick of being at A&M and wants to start getting paid.

    I’m going to enjoy watching him while he is here though.

    BTHO LSU!!!!

  7. greggatx says: Nov 10, 2013 11:43 PM

    Sad when you can barely beat a crummy team. This is how the aggies roll though.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    greggatx says: Nov 10, 2013 11:43 PM

    Sad when you can barely beat a crummy team.
    ___________________________

    Yeah those Longhorns barely got out of Morgantown with a win against a 4-6 team. Sad….

  9. greggatx says: Nov 11, 2013 11:48 PM

    Yea but y’all are the mighty aggies of the sc.! (snicker, snicker) And we played them in Morganstown and y’all played in your little town. I also think WV could easily beat MSU. We did it with our backup QB and y’all barely did it with your heisman winner. That is whats really SAD!!! Hook’em Horns!!

  10. dismaker says: Nov 13, 2013 1:17 PM

    Anybody want to hear an aggy joke? SO the aggy alums allegedly pledged $750mm because they have a good coach, a Heisman looooser and will revamp their trash stadium (1st time in 30 years?). Well alums, Sumlin is going to USC, headcase to the NFL and Kyle is still in college station… LOL! But your cash did swap the perennial 4th or 5th place Big XII South finishes for what appears to be a perennial 3rd or 4th place in the sec w. ROFL!

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