Mustangs Fall At No. 10 Texas A&M
Sept. 21, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Johnny Manziel accounted for 346 yards with three touchdowns in just more than a half to help No. 10 Texas A&M win a 42-13 contest over SMU on Saturday night.
Texas A&M (3-1) was up 32-6 at halftime, and Manziel led the Aggies to a touchdown on their first drive of the third quarter before the Heisman Trophy-winner went to the bench.
It was a nice bounce-back game for Texas A&M after falling to top-ranked Alabama 49-42 last week.
Manziel had 244 yards passing with a touchdown and ran for 102 yards and two more scores.
Deshazor Everett returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for 71 yards and two scores. He got things going for A&M with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert threw for 310 yards and a touchdown with an interception for SMU (1-2).
Despite the lopsided score, Texas A&M's performance was far from flawless. The Aggies missed three straight PATs in the second quarter and were penalized 13 times for 114 yards.
SMU ended the game with 434 yards of total offense, a total the team has reached game in 2013 through three games.
The Aggies took a 14-0 lead when Manziel sidestepped a defender before high-stepping over another one en route to the end zone on a 7-yard run later in the first.
Texas A&M recovered an onside kick and was driving again when a pass by Manziel was deflected and intercepted by Hayden Greenbauer. The Mustangs cut the lead 14-3 when the ensuing drive resulted in a 42-yard field goal by Chase Hover.
A 47-yard field goal by Hover as time expired in the second quarter left A&M up 32-6 at halftime.
Manziel had a nifty run on A&M's first possession after halftime. He evaded three defenders that had hands on him to dash down the sideline on a 20-yard run. Malena's 1-yard run two plays later - and a made extra point by Lambo - made it 39-6.
Lambo's 40-yard field goal extended A&M's lead to 42-6 near the end of the third quarter.
A 31-yard touchdown reception by Keenan Holman made it 42-13 early in the fourth quarter. Holman finished with 10 receptions for 133 yards.
Next up for the Mustangs is a Sept. 28 trip to Fort Worth to take on arch-rival TCU. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Tickets to the game are available online at smumustangs.com/tickets.