NCAAF: No. 9 Texas A&M Smashes Mizzou 59-29
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — In a battle between the SEC’s two newest members, the ninth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies crushed the Missouri Tigers 59-29 at Kyle Field on Saturday night.
Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC) racked up 645 total yards of offense in what proved to be a lopsided contest from jump street. The Aggies took a 21-0 lead on a 38-yard touchdown run by senior running back Christine Michael with 3:20 left in the first quarter.
Texas A&M freshman quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate, Johnny Manziel, picked Missouri (5-7, 2-6 SEC) apart throughout most of the game. Manziel threw three consecutive TD passes in the second quarter to give the Aggies a 42-0 lead.
Manziel, otherwise known as Johnny Football, went 32-44 for 372 yards passing with three TD’s and one interception. He also had 12 carries for 67 yards and two TD’s.
The Aggies’ first six possessions resulted in six consecutive TD’s, and they led 42-7 at halftime.
Missouri scored 13 unanswered points in the second half to cut the deficit to 52-23, but that’s where the rally would stop. In spite of their struggles on defense, Mizzou managed to put up 465 yards on offense.
Junior wide receiver L’Damian Washington led the Tigers in receiving with four catches for 98 yards and one TD. Freshman QB Corbin Berkstresser went 20-38 for 276 yards passing with two TD’s and one INT. He also had six carries for 33 yards and one TD.
Missouri finishes its inaugural season in the SEC one game shy of bowl eligibility, marking the first time since 2004 that the Tigers have failed to reach the postseason.