No. 16 ranked Texas A&M jumped out to a 28-0 lead over Vanderbilt early in the second quarter, then rolled to a 56-24 SEC win. Johnny Manziel passed for 305 yards and 4 TDs in less than 3 quarters of play. The Aggie defense had their best game of the year, recording 3 interceptions and 7 sacks.
Coming into the game, there were concerns about Johnny Manziel's right shoulder after he injured it against Auburn last week. But showed no signs that the shoulder was bothering him, as he threw three TDs in the first quarter another early in the second quarter to help Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) build a 28-0 lead. He threw another touchdown pass before sitting down for the day with over six minutes left in the third quarter and the Aggies leading 42-17.
Catching touchdown passes from Manziel were Derel Walker with two, Mike Evans and Laquvionte Gonzalez. Mike Evans caught another touchdown pass from Matt Joeckel. Trey Williams and Brandon Williams each had touchdown runs for the Aggies and Howard Matthews scored a defensive touchdown on an interception return.
Texas A&M rolled up 28 first downs and 558 total yards, 376 yards passing and 182 yards rushing.
The Aggie defense had far far their best game of the year, holding Vanderbilt to 329 total yards, just 95 on the ground, and Texas A&M intercepted 3 passes and recorded 7 sacks.
Johnny Manziel completed 25 of 25 passes for 305 yards and 4 TDs with 1 INT in leading the Aggies to a 42-17 lead in two and a half quarters of play. Matt Joeckel and Kenny Hill finished the game at quarterback for Texas A&M, with Joeckel completing 3 of 6 passes for 28 yards and 1 TD and Hill a perfect 5 of 5 for 43 yards..
Brandon Williams led Aggie rushers with 66 yards and 1 TD on 12 carries and Trey Williams had 65 yards and 1 TD on 6 carries. Malcome Kennedy was the leading receiver for Texas A&M with 8 catches for 83 yards. Mike Evans caught 5 passes for 77 yards and 2 TDs, Derel Walker had 4 catches for 59 yards and 2 TDs, and LaQuvionte Gonzalez added 4 catches for 52 yards and 1 TD.
Texas A&M now prepared to host UTEP next Saturday night.