Cotton Bowl 2013: How Sooners Can Make Johnny Manziel Look Like a Freshman

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Cotton Bowl 2013: How Sooners Can Make Johnny Manziel Look Like a Freshman
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Johnny Manziel, the newly-minted Heisman Trophy winner, faces an unusual amount of pressure heading into the Cotton Bowl matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners. 

Not only does he have to prove he deserved to win the Heisman; he also must show prove it's not a fluke a freshman won the coveted award over two seniors. 

The Sooners certainly have their work cut out for them in facing the multi-threat signal-caller. But Oklahoma fans can at least be optimistic that their team's experienced defense can force the freshman into making mistakes.

Forcing Manziel out of his comfort zone requires a multifaceted approach for the Crimson and Cream. Here are five factors that will be important for Oklahoma to expose Manziel's inexperience and improve their chances of toppling the Aggies Jan. 4.  

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