Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech: Aggies stave off Bulldogs in wild thriller

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies just outscored Colby Cameron and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in one of the wildest games in the 2012 college football season.

The Texas A&M Aggies beat the Lousiana Tech Bulldogs 59-57 in what was undoubtedly one of the wildest college football games of the year. Here are the highlights.

Texas A&M looked firmly in control of this game by the time Johnny Manziel found Mike Evans for a 75 yard scamper to put the Aggies up 34-7 midway through the second quarter. But Louisiana Tech would come scoring back, scoring 37 of the next 49 points to cut the lead to 46-44 early in the fourth, capping it off with a Shakeil Lucas pick-six off a desperation Manziel throw.

A&M would respond would two more scores to seemingly put it away; this included a Manziel keeper where he outraced the entire team to the end zone. But after Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron found Quinton Patton on a routine crossing route, a few A&M defenders forgot to take him down and he went scooting 62 yards to cut the lead to 59-51 with just over two minutes left.

The Bulldogs then recovered the onside kick, marched down the field in a matter of seconds, and Cameron would give Louisiana Tech a chance to tie when he found Ray Holley in the end zone with just over a minute left. But Louisiana Tech's last-ditch attempt came up short when Cameron could not connect with R.P. Stuart, and the subsequent onside kick was recovered by A&M.

Both teams combined to run over 180 plays and compile nearly 1,300 yards of total offense. Manziel and Cameron combined to throw and run for 11 touchdowns and were responsible for over a thousand of those yards. 20 players ended up catching the football. There was an extra point that was missed that was returned by Texas A&M for two points. It was college football at its finest.

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