Tigers End Season With 59-29 Loss At A&M

The Missouri Tigers ended their 2012 football season on a down note by losing on the road at Texas A&M 59-29. The loss assured Mizzou it's first losing season since 2004 and broke a seven year bowl game streak.

On Saturday, the #9 Texas A&M Aggies (10-2, 6-2) opened the game by scoring 42 unanswered points, then held on for a 59-29 win over the visiting Missouri Tigers (5-7, 2-6).

"They outplayed us,"  said Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel, talking about his team's season-ending loss to Texas A&M.

Heisman Trophy frontrunner Johnny Manziel threw for 3 TDs and ran for 2 more, as he established a new SEC record with 4600 yards of total offense, eclipsing the mark previously held by Cam Newton.

Manziel finished the night 32-44-1 for 372 yards and 3 TDs passing , and he ran for another 67 yards and 2 TDs on 12 carries. Texas A&M put up 648 yards of total offense and converted 12 of 16 third down opportunities.

"We couldn't get off the field,"  explained Coach Pinkel.  "(Manziel) made a lot of plays running around out there."

For Missouri, Kendial Lawrence had 16 carries for 87 yards and 1 TD, eclipsing the 1000-yard for his senior season, and Corbin Berkstresser was 20-38-1 for 277 yards and 2 TDs passing.  Missouri was 5-14 on third down.

But the night belonged to Johnny Manziel, who capped off one of the greatest seasons by a QB in NCAA history.  Working behind an outstanding offensive line, Manziel appeared to do whatever he wanted.  He had lots of time, and when Missouri was able to apply some pressure, Manziel eluded would-be tacklers and cashed in with big play after big play.


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