So, how do you throw 5 touchdown passes in an NCAA Div I football game, and still lose?
The much-overhyped re-match today at College Station, Texas, did not prove to be the spectacle everyone thought it would, but it sure started off that way.
Texas A/M quarterback and last year’s top player in NCAA Div I football, Johnny Manziel looked every bit as amazing in today’s game as he did when he took centre stage last year.
Johnny Manziel threw 5 touchdown passes. He also capitalized on one insane play where Alabama’s linebackers chased him back nearly 30 yards behind the line of scrimmage, and Manziel still made magic.
However that magic did not last as long as College Station would have liked as the Crimson Tide had the last laugh, winning by score of 49-42.
Manziel had A/M running out of the gates, scoring the game’s first 2 touchdowns, collecting 464 passing yards for the 5 TDs. His yards total is the second-most in SEC history. It ranks second behind his 576 he had against Louisiana Tech.
Unlike last year’s game between TAM and the Tide, ‘Bama didn’t wait nearly as long to mount their comeback, rattling off 35 points on the Aggies.
The Johnny Magic Moment came in the second quarter when the Tide linebackers chased him more than 25 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Two Tide players had him by the jersey. He should have gotten tackled. They both missed. Manziel took off in the opposite direction, nowhere even close to the line of scrimmage, and launched a deep ball into the middle of the field. Teammate Edward Pope came down with the football.
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All in all, Manziel took up 45 yards in order to gain the 12 yards.
It was this play that showed exactly why the man was the MVP last year.
Unfortunately on the same drive, he was picked off in the end zone.
“I will take that one on me,”says Manziel.
Manziel did throw one more TD with only 15 seconds left but A/M could not recover their own onside kick.