Final Score - Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13
Nobody had to wait very long to find out if Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel could shake off the rust from the post-award circuit, and the No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies used a big third quarter to pull away from the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners in the 2013 Cotton Bowl Classic at Cowboys Stadium.
Manziel racked up 516 total yards and four touchdowns in the rout of the Sooners. The redshirt freshman signal-caller also set an FBS bowl record with 229 rushing yards on 17 carries.
The Sooners kept things close in the first half, but only came away with one touchdown and two field goals on three trips inside the 10-yard line.
Oklahoma's defense simply had no answer for Manziel, or anything resembling a pass rush against Texas A&M's talented offensive line.
Senior quarterback Landry Jones threw for 278 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the final game of his college career.
The Aggies improved to 5-8 all time in the Cotton Bowl and notched their first victory in the postseason contest for the first time since 1988. The win also snapped a six-game losing streak in the Cotton Bowl.
First-year head coach Kevin Sumlin helped lead the Aggies to an 11-2 record, while head coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners fell to 10-3 on the year.