No. 9 A&M comes back for 41-38 win over Miss

Johnny Manziel passed for 346 yards and rushed for 124 yards to lead No. 9 Texas A&M to a come-from-behind 41-38 SEC road win that saw walk-on kicker Josh Lambo kick a 33-yard field goal on the last play of the game to give A&M the victory.

Johnny Manziel passed for 346 yards and rushed for 124 yards to lead No. 9 Texas A&M to a come-from-behind 41-38 SEC road win that saw walk-on kicker Josh Lambo kick a 33-yard field goal on the last play of the game to give A&M the victory.

Texas A&M scored first and maintained that lead for the first thr4ee quarters, holding a 21-10 lead early in the third quarter. But Ole Miss came back in the third quarter, took a lead early in the 4th quarter, and still held a 38-31 lead with six minutes left in the game. Johnny Manziel led the Aggies back, scoring a touchdown to tie the game with 3:07 to play, then driving the Aggies down the field to set up a game winning 33-yard Josh Lambo field goal on the last play of the game to give Texas A&M a 41-38 SEC road win over Ole Miss.

Texas A&M received the opening kickoff and Johnny Manziel led the Aggies on an 8-pay, 78-yard scoring drive, with Manziel completing 4-of-4 passes for 44 yards and rushing for 27 yards on 3 carries. Facing a 3rd-and-7 from the Ole Miss 42-yard line, Manziel connmected with Travis Labhart for a 35-yard gain and 1st-and-goal. Ben Malaena broke free for a 6-yard touchdown run that gave Texas A&M and early 7-0 lead.

On the ensuing Ole Miss possessionm the Rebels picked up a couple of first downs before facing 4th-and-1 at their 46-yard line Ole Miss went for it but the Aggie defense stuffed Barry Brunetti for a 2-yard loss and turnover on downs.

The Aggies drove to the Ole Miss 21-yard line but on an incomplete pass Johny Manziel went down with an apparent knee injury. A holding penalty on the play pushed the Aggies back 10 yards. A Trey Williams 14-yard run set up an Aggie 36-yard field goal attempt but Josh Lambo's kick sailed wide right.

Ole Miss tied the game at 7 when Bo Wallace connected with a wide open Vince Sanders for a 70-yard touchdown pass with 2:49 left in the first quarter.

Johnny Manziel came back on for the Aggies, sporting a brace on his left knee, and led the Aggies on a 5-play, 75-yard scoring drive, with Trey Williams scoring on a dazzling 18-yard touchdown run to give the Aggies a 14-7 lead with 55 seconds to go inm the first quarter.

After Ole Miss and Texas A&M exchanged punts to start the second quarter, Ole Miss drove from their 13-yard line to the Aggie 25-yard line before settling for a 42-yard Andrew Ritter field goal that cut the Aggie lead to 14-10 with 4:12 left in the first half.

Texas A&M drove to the Ole Miss 43-yard line before facing a 4th-and-1 the Aggies went for and but Tra Carson was dropped for no gain, turning the ball over to the Rebels with 1:59 left in the first half. The Aggie defense forced a Rebel punt 13 second to go and Texas A&M ran out the clock to take a 14-10 lead into halftime.

Texas A&M held slim leads at the half in total yards, 235 to 213, and in first downs, 13 to 10.

At the half Johnny Manziel had completed 12-of-15 passes for 98 yard and rushed for 64 yards on 8 carries. Ben Malena had rushed for 38 yards and 1 TD on 11 carries while Trey Williams had 37 yards and 1 TD on 4 carries. Traves Labhart led Aggies receivers with 2 catches for 38 yards.

For Ole Miss, Bo Wallace had completed 13-of-19 passes for 154 yards and 1 TD. Vince Sanders had 2 catches for 85 yards and 1 TD. Jaylen Walton led Rebel rushers with 27 yards on 3 carries.

Ole Miss received the opening kickoff of the second half, but the Aggie defense forced a 3-and-out and Rebel punt.

Johnny Manziel led a 9-play 63-yard touchodown drive, with Manciel scoring on a 5-yard scramble up the middle. to give the Aggies a 21-10 lead five minutes into the third quarter.

Ole Miss responded with a 14-play, 75-yard drive, with Barry Brunetti throwing a 17-yard touchdown pass to Laquon Treadwell to cut the Aggie lead to 21-17 with 5:02 left in the third quarter.

The Aggies looked to be driving for another touchdown when on a 2nd-and-5 from the Ole Miss 10-yard line a Johnny Manziel pass attempt was intercepted in the endzone by Rebel defensive back Keith Lewis.

Texas A&M returned the favor three plays later when a Bo Wallace pass attempt was intercepted by Aggie linebacker Darian Claiborne at the Ole Miss 20-yard line. The Aggies were unable to move the ball and settled for a 37-yard Josh Lambo field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter. that gave Texas A&M a one-touchdown lead, 24-17.

Ole Miss got a big kickoff return when Jaylen Walton returned the ensuing kickoff from the goal line to the Rebel 49-yard line. Facing a 4th-and-8 at the Aggie 36-yard line, the Rebels decided to go for it. They got 5 of it on an offsides by the Aggies, picked up a first down when Bo Wallace completed a 21-yard pass to Quincy Adeboyejo to the the Aggie 10-yard line. On 2nd-and-goal from the 9-yard line, Barry Brunetti threw a touchdown pass to Evan Engram to tie the score 24-24 with 12:10 left in the game.

On the next Aggie possession, Johnny Manziel threw for one first down before funbling on a scramble and Ole Miss recovered at the Aggie 41-yard line. The Rebels took advantage of the Aggie turnover when Bo Wallace threw a 19-yard touchdown to Laquon Treadwell that gave Ole Miss their first lead of the game, 31-24, with 10:36 left in the game.

This time it was the Aggies who responded, driving 75 yards in 7 plays with Trey Williams scoring on a nice 27-yard run that tied the score at 31 with 8:13 left in the game.

It took Ole Miss just 6 plays to regain the lead, when Bo Wallace threw a pass to running back Jaylen Walton out of the backfield and Walton took it 50 yards for a Rebel touchdown to give the Rebels a 38-31 lead at the 6:05 mark in the fourth quarter.

Johnny Manziel led ther Aggies down the field to the Ole Miss 45-yard line where wth the game on the line, facing a 4th-and-7, Manziel scrambled up the middle for 13 yards and a first down. On the next play Manziel connected with Mike Evans who hurdled Rebels for a 26-yard gain to the Ole Miss 6-yard line. Then it was Manziel who finished the drive with a touchdown run just inside the left pilon of the endzone to tie the game at 38 with 3:08 left in the game.

This time it was the Aggie defense's turn to come up big, forcing a 3-and-out by the Rebels. The Ole Miss punt was fair caught Aggie 29-yard line with 2:33 left in the game.

Johnny Manziel led the Aggies down to the Ole Miss 15-yard line where with 4 seconds left on the clock, Josh Lambo kicked a 33-yard field goal to give Texas A&M a 41-38 SEC road win over Ole Miss.

The Aggies also won the game of stats, with Texas A&M leading in total yards, 587 to 462, and in first downs, 32 to 23.

Texas A&M had a pretty balanced offense, with 346 yards passing and 241 yards rushing. The Aggie defense held Ole Miss to 133 yards rushing on 33 carries.

For the game, Johnny Manziel completed 31-of-39 passes for 346 yards with 1 INT, and rushed for 124 yards and 2 TDs on 19 carries. Walk-on receiver Travis Labhart had his best game as an Aggie, catching 8 passes for 97 yards. Malcome Kennedy had 7 catches for 89 yards, Derel Walker 5 catches for 72 yards, and Mike Evans 4 catches for 46 yards. Ben Malena was a workhorse, rushing for 61 yards and 1 TD on 16 carries. Trey Williams had some spectacular run, picking up 50 yards and 2 TDs on 7 carries.

For Ole Miss, Bo Wallace completed 22 of 36 passes for 301 yards and 3 TDs witn 1 INT and rushed for 27 yards. Backup quarterback Barry Brunetti completed 4 of 5 passes for 49 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 24 yards. Jaylen Walton rushed for 41 yards on 7 carries and caught 3 passes for 61 yards and 1 TD. Vince Sanders caught 3 passes for 90 yards and 1 TD while Laquon Treadwell caught 8 passes for 77 yards and 2 TDs.


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