The Texas A&M Aggies used a huge second quarter to bury the South Carolina State Bulldogs on their way to a 70-14 win on Saturday night in College Station.
Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel played only one half, but put together quite a stat line while scoring four straight touchdowns for the Aggies. To start the second quarter, Manziel rushed for touchdowns of 39 and 20 yards. He followed that up with two touchdown passes: a 30-yard score to Kenric McNeal, and a 37-yard strike to Uzoma Nwachukwu.
After Ben Malena added a 50-yard touchdown run, Texas A&M had a 49-7 halftime lead and the game was very much over. Texas A&M scored the only points of the third quarter when Dustin Harris returned a punt 96 yards for a touchdown.
When the game mercifully reached its end, the Aggies had outgained South Carolina State, 448-223.
Box Score Hero: QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M. In one half, the freshman was 15-20 for 174 yards and three touchdowns through the air, with 78 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground.
Rankings Ramifications: Texas A&M was well outside of the top 25, and this game will not likely change that.
But Did They Cover? A line of 45.5 isn't always easy to cover, but Texas A&M did just that.
For More On This Game: Visit Texas A&M blog Good Bull Hunting.
Next Week's Schedule: South Carolina State returns to MEAC play against Norfolk State. Texas A&M hosts Arkansas in its second SEC game of the year.