The Aggies and Tigers started off the game slowly. Neither team would put any points on the board until 2:50 left in the quarter when Tigers’ running back Terrance Magee punched it in from a yard out. Magee ran for 71 yards on that drive, which was all of the offense on that drive. Manziel and the offense weren’t able to get anything going early.
The second quarter started with the Tigers driving and Zach Mettenberger hits Jarvis Landry from 10 yards out for the score. Tigers would take an early lead with 12:15 left in the half 14-0. On the ensuing kickoff Malena would field the ball and go out of bounds. If he had let the ball go out of bounds that would have been a penalty on LSU. Aggies would later blow their coverage assignment against Jarvis Landry and he would score on a 40 yard pass from Mettenberger 21-3. That capped off a eight play 91 yard drive that took 4:23.
The Aggies took the field with only 1:32 left before the half but that was more than enough time for Manziel and this offense. They would score on a drive that 0:29 and three plays. After overthrowing LaQuvionte Gonzales on what could have been a touchdown pass, Gonzales catches a dump off from Manziel and gets 22 yards. On the next play Manziel hits Derel Walker for a 51 yard touchdown pass when the defender fell down. Aggies would go into halftime down 21-10.
Third quarter was a tough pill to swallow for the Aggie faithful. While the Aggies couldn’t get their offense going and only had 38 yards in the quarter. The Tigers imposed their will with two six minute drives that resulted in points. With 10 points in the quarter the Tigers basically put this game away with a 31-10 score.
The fourth quarter started much the way that the third quarter went. The Tigers once again dominated the Aggies between the twenties. They would be forced to kick a field goal to take a three score lead 34-10. Manziel took the field and dove the Aggies down the field including a 38 yard pass to Mike Evans to get them to the Tigers’ 30 yard line. However, the drive would stall when Manziel threw into triple coverage for an easy interception.
That would pretty much seal the victory for the Tigers. In two years in the SEC the Tigers are the only team that has figured out how to stop Manziel. He has had his two worst games against LSU. Final score 34-10.
A&M First Quarter Stats: 48 total yards and two first downs.
A&M Second Quarter Stats: 150 total yards,eight first downs and 10 points.
A&M Third Quarter Stats: 38 total yards, three first downs and no points.
A&M Final Game Stats:
Total Yards- 299
First Downs- 17
Passing Yards- 224
Rushing Yards- 75
No surprise here but Johnny Manziel was the game MVP.
Manziel – 16/41 224 yards 1 TD/2 INT
12 carries for 54 yards