Texas A&M vs. Alabama score update: Johnny Manziel dominates first half

With 119 passing yards and 9 rushes for 81 yards, Johnny Manziel struck early, but Alabama battled back at the break.

Escapability doesn't seem like a strong enough word to describe what Johnny Manziel does with the football. The freshman quarterback scrambles, changes direction, changes direction again and does so like Toad from Mario Kart dropping seven straight banana peels, leaving a path of falling defenders in his wake.

It's only apt then that CBS smashed together like 15 different video game consoles and references to make a compilation of the unreal abilities of one Johnny Football.

Manziel has been poised through the first half of play, going 15 for 16 for 119 yards and a score and rushing for 81 yards, but Nick Saban has plenty of time at the break to draw a pentagram or two, summon his best Aleister Crowley spell and get his guys ready for a comeback. They are only down 20-14.

Alabama is the best team in the country for a reason, and it's going to take another half like the one Johnny Football just had to beat the Crimson Tide.

Check the national college football scoreboard right here, and look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.

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