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Texas A&M Vs. Louisiana Tech: Hurricane Isaac Moves Game To October

The Texas A&M Aggies are scheduled to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday in Shreveport,but Hurricane Isaac leaves the game in doubt.

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Aggie fans relieved after 59-57 win over La Tech

In a game that was rescheduled from early September due to Hurricane Isaac, Texas A&M escaped Shreveport, La., with a wild 59-57 win over Louisiana Tech. Aggie fans are a bit bewildered by the result, but they are happy to have quarterback Johnny Manziel on their side.

As Ranger222 of SB Nation's A&M blog, Good Bull Hunting, points out, the Aggies received another incredible performance from their freshman quarterback, without which they more than likely would have fallen to the Bulldogs:

Yes, Johnny Manziel was simply amazing once again tonight. Something like 396 yards and three touchdowns. Another three on the ground marked by that long run in the closing minutes of the 4th quarter. Every single week Manziel puts on a record breaking performance and continues to amaze us. (Broke his own SEC record for total yardage tonight he set only two weeks ago. Take that Archie Manning)

The Aggies jumped out to an early lead and up 27-0 early in the second quarter, they appeared to have things in hand. But Tech closed to within 39-16 before halftime, and in the fourth quarter, A&M found itself in a tight game. The teams traded blows through out the final 15 minutes before the Bulldogs scored with 1:10 remaining in regulation. Tech's game-tying two-point attempt failed, and Aggie fans were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.

WINNING ON THE FLOP -- That's how, and the only way, I can sum up this game. Both Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M were all-in on the two point conversion that gave the Aggies the win on the flop. Guys, this game was 27-0 in the second quarter with something like nine minutes to go. From that point on, Louisiana Tech kept playing and made this a ball game. We were at their mercy.


Aggies lead after three quarters, 46-30

The Texas A&M Aggies are still ahead of Louisiana Tech after three quarters, 46-30, but they aren't dominating the way they were earlier in the game. La. Tech outscored A&M in the third quarter 14-7 to cut the deficit to 16 points. At one point, the Aggies led 27-0, but since then, it's been a 30-19 advantage for the Bulldogs.

Colby Cameron found Quinton Patton for a short touchdown to cap a 12-play, 74-yard touchdown drive. After Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to another trip to the end zone, Cameron and Patton hooked up again for a short touchdown pass. If the Bulldogs continue to move the ball down field the way it's been able to in the second half so far, this game could get interesting toward the end.

Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech were supposed to play each other earlier in the season, but Hurricane Isaac forced the rescheduling of the game for October.


Aggies lead Louisiana Tech at halftime, 39-16

Texas A&M is making light work of Louisiana Tech through the first half of Saturday night's game, up by a score of 39-16. The Aggies jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, pitting the Bulldogs in a 21-0 hole.

The second quarter wasn't quite as successful for the Aggies as the first, since they'd already established a cushion. But Texas A&M still managed to put up three field goals, a touchdown, and a blocked extra point attempt taken back for a safety.

While Tech had a much better second quarter than its first, scoring on a pair of touchdowns to finally crack the scoreboard, its defense hasn't been able to do much with Aggies' offense led by quarterback Johnny Manziel.

After Taylor Bertolet converted on field goals of 26 and 54 yards, Quinton Patton scored Louisiana Tech's first touchdown of the game on an 11-yard pass from Colby Cameron. But Manziel came right back with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans. Kenneth Dixon ran for the Bulldogs' other score.

Damontre Moore returned the blocked PAT. Both teams were successful kicking field goals in the last minute of the half.


Aggies lead big after 1st quarter

No. 22 Texas A&M leads No. 23 Louisiana Tech 21-0 after the first quarter of Saturday night's action. The Aggies didn't waste much time attacking La. Tech, scoring touchdowns on their first two drives.

Christine Michael broke a 40-yard touchdown run on the first possession to give the Aggies an early advantage. Then, freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver LeKendrick Williams hooked up for a 20-yard touchdown pass to extend the A&M lead. Toward the end of the quarter, Manziel ran the ball into the end zone himself with a 15-yard scamper.

That, of course was a rushing touchdown, but Manziel has been perfect throwing the ball, going 7-of-7 for 90 passing yards and a touchdown toss.

La. Tech struggled mightily to move the ball, managing just 34 yards of total offense and one first down in the entire quarter. This game was originally scheduled to be the season opener, but Hurricane Isaac forced it to be rescheduled.


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Texas A&M To Delay Player Suspensions To October

Hurricane Isaac will be delaying more than just a football game against Louisiana Tech for Texas A&M, it will be pushing suspensions back to October as well. Steven Jenkins and Howard Matthews, who were suspended one game in June for a violation of team policy, will be playing in the now season-opening SEC matchup with Florida.

SB Nation's Jason Kirk wonders if this convenient suspension policy is really necessary:

The other funny thing: the Gators are not expected to be a whole lot better than Louisiana Tech, plus A&M gets true home field advantage against UF. And the two suspended players are back-seven defenders, which you'd have to think would be at more of a premium against a capable Air Raid like LA Tech's than against a first-year balanced offense like Florida's. So, in a fashion, Sumlin might not really be helping himself all that much either way.

The Aggies, with Jenkins and Matthews on the field, will host the Gators in College Station on Sept. 8.

Stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of Texas A&M's postponement, and be sure to visit Team Speed Kills for more SEC news and analysis. Also check out SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage from around the country.


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Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech Postponed Due To Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac has been roaming around the southeast United States in the past few days and Thursday's game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs has been in question because of it. For the past few days, the teams had waffled on the idea of holding the game because of safety concerns for the student athletes and fans.

Ultimately, it appears that they have erred on the side of safety and postponed the game for well over a month, moving it into mid-October from the original date. LA Tech's football twitter account broke the news on Tuesday afternoon:

The schedule change will mean that Texas A&M's first game of the season will instead be on Sept. 8 when they host No. 23 ranked Florida. The new date for the LA Tech game will be slotted into a gap in their schedule, between games against Ole Miss and LSU.

For more on Aggies football, visit Texas A&M blog I Am The 12th Man, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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