FINAL - Texas A&M 47, Sam Houston State 28
The Aggies got off to a quick start, scoring first for the 11th time this year. The Bearkats held on as long as possible but the Aggie defense forced two turnovers deep in Sam Houston State territory, both leading to Aggie touchdowns.
Multiple fouls have been called on the SHSU defense for unnecessary hits on Johnny Football and after scoring their second touchdown, the Aggies saw Christine Michael ejected from the game for "striking an opponent".
It was a little chippy in the first half but things settled down in the second after most of the starters were pulled. The Bearkats notched four late touchdowns to save face, but this one was never in doubt.
Heisman hopefully, Johnny "Football" Manziel was pulled after the first play of the third quarter—a 89-yard touchdown pass to Uzoma Nwachukwu. Manziel finished with 267 yards passing and three touchdowns while racking up 100 yards rushing on 16 carries and another touchdown.
Perhaps even more impressive was the Aggies defense, at least for the first half. Texas A&M held Sam Houston State's offense to 56 total yards and only 4 first downs in the first half. After the starters were pulled, the Bearkats managed to add another 317 total yards—more than fans or coaches would have liked to see.
Regardless, the Aggies are 9-2 with a 10-win season very much within their reach. Kevin Sumlin became the first Texas A&M coach to win 9 games in his inaugural season and the Aggies are one win away from a potential BCS Bowl birth, their first since 1998.
Welcome to the SEC!