Texas A&M vs. LSU: Tiger defense won't spy Johnny Manziel

Ronald Martinez

The Aggies quarterback is the SEC's leading rusher and racked up nearly 600 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech.

With the most rushing yards and third most passing yards in the SEC, true freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel has been a dynamic playmaker for Texas A&M. Of course, that means stopping him is priority No. 1 for the LSU defense, but that doesn't mean the Tigers will have a "spy" on the quarterback. LSU head coach Les Miles told Jim Kleinpeter of NOLA.com and other media members on Thursday not to expect a spy.

"I don't know that we use 'spy' effectively," Miles said on the SEC coaches teleconference. "We'll certainly keep a wary eye with one or two guys on our defense, not necessarily one guy."

Perhaps Manziel's most dynamic offensive performance of the season so far came against Louisiana Tech last Saturday as he racked up 395 yards and three touchdowns through the air, while also accumulating 181 yards and three touchdowns rushing.

The freshman has his biggest challenge of the season ahead of him, though, as he'll face an LSU defense that ranks No. 3 in the nation in yards allowed and has given up no more than 22 points in any game during the 2012 season.

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