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LSU bottling up Johnny Manziel after one half

Johnny Manziel, Kenric McNeal, Dustin Harris AP

It looks like it’s going to take a big second half from Johnny Manziel if Texas A&M is going to come back and beat LSU in Death Valley.

The Tigers held Johnny Football to eight of 22 passing for 151 yards and a touchdown, plus 34 yards on eight carries through the first two quarters as LSU took a 21-10 lead over the Aggies.

LSU’s defense played a smart strategy, doing its best not to over-pursue Manziel when he was in the pocket. As a result, he was unable to break off some of the back-breaking scrambles we’ve been so used to seeing. The Tigers also stymied Manziel last season, when he threw three interceptions and failed to account for a touchdown. So maybe LSU has the formula for slowing him down.

However, an 11-point margin is never safe with the defending Heisman winner. While a loss will probably knock him from contention for this year’s trophy, a come-from-behind win might make him the late-breaking front runner.

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7 Responses to “LSU bottling up Johnny Manziel after one half”
  1. realfootballfan says: Nov 23, 2013 6:25 PM

    This is what Johnny Manziel’s pro future looks like.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Nov 23, 2013 7:24 PM

    Erratic and confused! Jumped the gun giving the Heisman to a freshman.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 23, 2013 7:37 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Nov 23, 2013 7:24 PM
    Erratic and confused! Jumped the gun giving the Heisman to a freshman.


    That’s just a stupid comment….

    Johnny Manziel was HEAD AND SHOULDERS the football player last year…. He had a bad game today, doesn’t take away from what he did last year.

    He’s obviously not winning this year….

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 23, 2013 7:50 PM

    *the “best” football player last year.

  5. southernpatriots says: Nov 23, 2013 8:27 PM

    LSU’s rookie defense had Manziel running around the whole game. Chief had a great defensive game plan. The LSU defense executed it. LSU wins again against the Aggies.

    Aggie fans ridiculed when I said the Aggies would NOT score their normal average but a good bit less. I just did not know how much less…10 points.

    Mettenberger demonstrated a great arm, and pinpoint throws. Huge national leading 3rd down conversions.

    The LSU RB tandem had fun and ran, and ran, and ran. LSU put together a whole game, and waited to TAMU arrived to do it.

    Now to the Razorbacks and our annual open pit razorback roast with the Arkansas official state fruit and vegetable in its mouth. Alot of smoking and cooking a Thanksgiving Feast.

    Congrats to the LSU coaches and staff and the players! A well planned and well played game.

  6. suprmous says: Nov 24, 2013 3:44 AM

    8to8texansblog, you’re just upset that your l’il boy came into Death Valley and had his “Dream Broken”. Get real. Say what you will but L’il Johnny Pigskin isn’t mature enuff to go Pro, has a rotten attitude, and needs to grow up some more. Never have I seen anybody so determined to be both Coach and player in all of the years I’ve been watchin football whether it be College or Pro. And BTW, what happened to Mike Evans? Guess his feet got tangled up so much till he forgot where he was, huh? Don’t worry tho, there’s always next year. And by then your l’il team will prolly face a much stronger team as well as a much older team. After all we’re still a bunch of Baby Tigers still in the process of growin ourselves. Without the needless penalties it could’ve been worse. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2013 10:21 AM

    While our turkey and hams are slow smoking over pecan, almond, and cherry woods and most other preparations for our huge Thanksgiving feast are either complete or working their way to completion, we are taking a moment aside here to

    Wish all CFT posters and our gracious hosts…

    A Happy Thanksgiving!

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