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Missouri vs. Texas A&M 2012: Manziel cements Heisman frontrunner status in blowout win

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Johnny Football put together 439 yards of offense as the Aggies rolled through Mizzou.

Scott Halleran

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel made his final argument for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, racking up 439 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in Saturday's 59-29 beatdown of Missouri. The Aggies jumped out to a 42-0 lead, and it wasn't until a Mizzou touchdown with 16 seconds left in the second quarter that the Tigers got on the board. From there, the teams exchanged scores until the finish, with the result never in doubt.

Manziel completed 32-of-44 pass attempts for 372 yards and three scores before being pulled in the fourth quarter. Malcome Kennedy caught seven passes for 110 yards, and Mike Evans came up one yard shy of the century mark on eight grabs. Manziel, Trey Williams, and Christine Michael all ran for more than 60 yards and combined for four rushing scores. The Aggies rolled up 647 total yards of offense and, as Good Bull Hunting pointed out, that's far from unusual this season:

This is the sixth time this year we've gone over 600 yards of offense. Think about it: that's half of our games. We have more offense in those six games than several BCS conference schools have in their entire season. If [offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury] wants a raise, we'd better give it to him. Those designer shades ain't cheap, but they're worth it.

With their regular season complete, the 10-2 Aggies now anxiously await their bowl destination and awards season.

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