Texas A&M Spring Game 2013: Recap, Highlights and Analysis

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, TX - APRIL 13:  Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 looks to pass during the Maroon & White spring football game at Kyle Field on April 13, 2013 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The Texas A&M fanbase was given an exciting glimpse into the upcoming season as the Aggies concluded spring ball with the 2013 spring game.

There was no shortage of plays being made as the Maroon team earned bragging rights with a 43-23 win over the White team.

As one might expect, Johnny Manziel had a solid showing.

The 2012 Heisman winner led the Maroon team to five consecutive touchdown drives and showed no signs of regression from his outstanding freshman season.

Johnny Football's success from Year 1 of the Kevin Sumlin era certainly made this spring game a big event in College Station. With an announced crowd of 45,212, there's plenty of buzz heading into this season after the team's solid finish last year.

In terms of actual competition, this game was a snoozer.

That tends to happen when one team has a Heisman trophy team and the other, well, doesn't. The Maroon team opened up a 40-12 lead by halftime before the reserves took over in the second half.

One thing is for certain, the Aggies are going to be exciting next season.

Twitter Reaction

TexAgs.com tweeted out the attendance at Kyle Field. A good indicator of the high hopes fans have for this team:

Jimmy Burch noted the efficiency of the No. 1 offense led by Manziel. It should surprise no one that it looks ready to go.

A couple of NFL-bound Aggies dropped by to check out this year's team.

The spring game isn't just about seeing already established stars. You really want to see the younger players step up. Sam Khan Jr. offered some updates on players that shined.

Johnny Football himself took to Twitter to pat his teammates on the back. He's ready to go.

Overall, the offense looked great and the Aggies run game didn't seem to miss Christine Michael or Luke Joeckel very much.

Everything is shaping up for Texas A&M to put forth another successful campaign in the SEC in 2013.