Texas A&M bounces back with win over SMU - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Texas A&M bounces back with win over SMU

DALLAS (RNN) – Texas A&M showed no side effects from the loss in their SEC opener last week, rolling up 605 yards Saturday in a 48-3 win over SMU.

Johnny Manziel only needed three quarters to account for 418 total yards and six touchdowns. He threw four touchdowns and 294 passing yards, a school record for freshmen. He ran for 124 yards and two more scores on 13 carries.

The Aggies (1-1) held the Mustangs to a 25-yard field goal by Chase Hover.

Uzoma Nwachukwu caught two touchdowns for the Aggies, and Mike Evans added 123 receiving yards.

Texas A&M has not lost a game to SMU (1-2) since 1984 and are 11-0-1 in that time. The two teams were former rivals when they were members of the Southwest Conference.

Zach Line had his 17th career 100-yard game for the Mustangs and finished the night with 104 yards.

Texas A&M scored 20 unanswered points to close put the first half, and it would have been 21 had Margus Hunt not blocked the extra point on the Aggies' second TD of the game. Hunt kept the Aggies from going ahead 14-0 after Manziel's 48-yard run for a score. Hunt is second in NCAA history with 16 blocked kicks and holds the record for blocked field goals with nine.

Manziel escaped pressure and hit Kenric McNeal for a 42-yard score on the Aggies' first drive of the second half. Manziel added another running TD and a scoring pass to Nwachukwu in the third quarter before giving way to backup Jameill Showers.

Texas A&M rebounded after a slow start that included a missed 23-yard field goal by Taylor Bertolet, three punts in the first quarter and a failed fourth-down conversion inside SMU's territory.

Copyright 2012 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Johnny Manziel only needed three quarters to account for 418 total yards and six touchdowns. He threw four touchdowns and 294 passing yards, a school record for freshmen.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • UK Holds Annual Media Day

    UK Holds Annual Media Day

    Sunday, July 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-30 22:16:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
  • Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-14 05:05:44 GMT
    Source: Ole Miss SportsSource: Ole Miss Sports

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>
  • WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-12 20:56:05 GMT
    Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly