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Manziel escapes an Alabama defender to extend the play for the Aggies
Alabama leads series 3-2
Last season, freshman sensation and eventual Heisman winner Johnny Manziel torched Alabama in an impressive victory. Manziel accounted for a whopping 345 yards and two touchdowns against an Alabama defense that had no answers for Johnny Football.
It’s hard to think that Nick Saban would allow Manziel to have another day like he had the last time they met. Despite Saban’s best efforts, though, I think Alabama will lose to Texas A&M for the second year in a row.
Although Saban will certainly have something planned for Manziel, I don’t think it will be enough. Not only will Manziel be a wiser, more savvy player come game day, he will also have a new toy on offense.
The Aggies were able to reel in several talented players, most notably top-ranked receiver Ricky Seals-Jones. A big presence on the outside at 6’5”, 220 lbs., seals-Jones should be be able to make an immediate impact for the Aggies.
Against an Alabama secondary that is greatly weakened with the losses of Dee Milliner and Robert Lester, Seals-Jones will likely be Manziel’s go-to guy.
Another incoming freshman who will likely see playing time against the Tide is four-star defensive recruit Justin Manning. The 6’2”, 275 lbs. Manning will be a tough matchup for a young Bama offensive line without Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones.
Prediction: The Aggies pull out a tough win against Alabama; 38-31