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Texas A&M vs. Auburn: Aggies rout Tigers

Texas A&M sent a message on Saturday, getting out to a 42-7 half-time lead on The Plains and never looking back.

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LSU projected to play in Cotton Bowl

The latest bowl projections have been published in conjunction with the latest BCS standings, and the LSU Tigers are slated to participate in the Cotton Bowl.


Aggies fans pleased with strong starts this season

No. 16 Texas A&M recovered from a disappointing loss to LSU by going on the road and dismantling Auburn, beating the Tigers 63-21 on Saturday night.

The Aggies (6-2, 3-2) got off to yet another explosive start, leading 28-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter. The Tigers would respond with a touchdown of their own on the following possession, with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel leading the offense on two more scoring drives in the first half.

Holding a 42-7 lead after 30 minutes, Manziel would play just over a half in the game before Jamaal Showers came into the game in relief. Auburn would eventually score 21 points in the game, but not before the Aggies added 21 more in the second half.

The dominant performance by the road team would lead Ranger222 of Good Bull Hunting to wax poetic about the high level of competence the Aggies have shown in their first season in the SEC:

These boys, just like every single weekend, came to play. That has to be the most encouraging thing to take away from the entire season -- the effort displayed by Texas A&M every single Saturday. In the first year with a head coach, that is what you want to see. Yes, we have come up short against Florida and LSU, and had some missteps against Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech on the road that almost cost us. But the Aggies have been well-prepared for every game, come out playing on fire, and given us a chance to win every single game. There is nothing more you can ask. That is a sign of a well-coached team. The SEC and the rest of the country better be watching what is going on in Aggieland. It will be a national story in due time.

The Aggies have two more tough tests on their schedule, starting with No. 15 Mississippi State on Nov. 3. Texas A&M will play No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 10.


Aggies move up to No. 16 in AP Poll

The Texas A&M Aggies handled Auburn rather easily this week and they move up to No. 16 in this week's AP Poll.


LSU No. 5, Texas A&M No. 16 in latest Coaches Poll

The LSU Tigers, idle this weekend, and the Texas A&M Aggies, 63-21 winners over Auburn, both improved their position in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll.


Johnny Manziel propels Aggies to 63-21 win

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for five touchdowns in a 63-21 rout of host Auburn.


Texas A&M vs. Auburn final: Aggies roll 63-21

The No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies ran all over Auburn Tigers, defeating the Tigers 63-21 on the way to their sixth win of the season.

Quarterback Johnny Manziel was once again the story for the Aggies, as he played a primary role in all three of Texas A&M’s first quarter scores. Manziel threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Aggies carried a 21-0 lead into the second quarter.

Auburn managed to get on the board before halftime, but Texas A&M scored three more times and entered the break with a 42-7 advantage.

Tigers quarterback Jonathan Wallace led his team to two touchdowns in the third quarter, throwing for a pair of scores, but it didn’t put a dent in the Aggies lead as they continued to pour it on.

Box Score Hero: Manziel had a huge game, completing 16 of his 23 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns and racking up 90 yards and three scores on nine carries.

Rankings Ramifications: Texas A&M will move into the Top 20 with their easy victory over Auburn.

But Did They Cover? The Aggies entered the game favored by 15.5 points, so they were able to cover handily.

Next Week's Schedule:

Texas A&M @ Mississippi State, Nov. 3

Auburn vs. New Mexico State, Nov. 3

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Texas A&M out to 42-7 lead over Auburn at half

The No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies got well on their way towards covering the 14-point spread in their favor with an offensive explosion led by Johnny Manziel that gave them a 42-7 lead over the Auburn Tigers after the first half.

On the opening drive of the game, Manziel threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Swope. It was the first of two touchdown connections between the two in the first quarter, as Manziel hit Swope for a 19-yard touchdown just over nine minutes later. Between the two touchdown passes, though, Manziel got a score of his own, rushing in to the end zone from six yards.

Christine Michael made it a 28-point lead with a 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but Auburn closed the gap with a one-yard touchdown run by Tre Mason. That gap expanded back to 28, though, as Manziel rushed in for the second time in the half, this time from two yards out, before a 7-yard touchdown run by Ben Malena pushed the lead to 35.

After the first half, Manziel has 230 yards passing and leads the Aggies with 70 yards rushing.


Texas A&M travels to sliding Auburn for first time

The Aggies will try to rebound from their loss to LSU when they head to the Plains for the first time to take on the Tigers of Auburn on Saturday night.


Texas A&M leaving their mark in first SEC season

So far this season, the Aggies have proven themselves to be worthy new members of the SEC, as they get set for a battle with Auburn on Saturday night.


Damontre Moore has emerged as a force

Damontre Moore has emerged as one of the nation's top pass-rushers.


Aggies begin grueling three-game road trip

The Texas A&M Aggies are set to begin the toughest portion of their schedule with three-straight SEC road games, starting this week with Auburn.


Aggies want to limit Johnny Manziel's turnovers

As great as Johnny Football has been for Texas A&M, the coaching staff needs the freshman QB to be a little more careful with the ball.


Auburn tries to avoid distractions as Aggies visit

Auburn is scuffling on the field and dealing with potential distractions off it as they prepare to host Texas A&M for the first time on Saturday night.

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