Manziel leads No. 9 Texas A&M over Missouri 59-29

Manziel leads No. 9 Texas A&M over Missouri 59-29
November 24, 2012, 11:16 pm
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Ashanti Plummer, center, is trapped by Auburn's Tra'cee Tanner, left, and Peyton Davis during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Johnny Manziel threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores as No. 9 Texas A&M beat Missouri 59-29 on Saturday night.

The Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) scored touchdowns on their first six drives to build a 42-7 halftime lead and coast to their first 10-win season since 1998.

About the only drama in this one came when Manziel, the Heisman Trophy hopeful, was shaken up on a tackle at the end of a run in the first quarter.

But Johnny Football missed just four plays before returning with a brace on his left knee. And it didn't seem to slow him down one bit.

The Aggies were up 21-0 when he returned, and he threw touchdown passes on three straight possessions to end the first half.

Missouri (5-7, 2-6) won't make a bowl game in its first SEC season.