Can the Aggies make it two in a row over the two-time defending national champion?
Nearly every score in this game is a passing touchdown, as the computer apparently mistakes Alabama for some other school that actually does that sort of thing. Heading into halftime, A&M holds a tender 14-13 advantage.
Manziel turns on the afterburners in the second half, scoring thrice through the air and once on the ground. The Aggies burn the vaunted Alabama defense for 502 yards of offense and forces Saban into a masochistic free-for-all after forcing four Tide turnovers, including three fumbles.
Manziel is just stupid (double entendre intended), scoring with his arm five times for 397 yards, despite three interceptions, and 32-of-52 passing. Sims steps in after a McCarron injury and scores two touchdowns on 5-of-10 passing, recording a 242.0 passer rating. Let's just call that a bit inflated, shall we?
A&M's Evans catches twice as many passes as anyone else on his team for 155 yards, 67 of those after the catch. Yeldon is as impressive as advertised for 'Bama, averaging 6.8 yards per carry on his way to 116 yards rushing, while Amari Cooper grabs four catches for 111 yards.
Pagan and Mosley both hit double-digit tackles for Alabama and sack Manziel once.
This one is impossibly difficult to call. I came away from the 'Bama/Virginia Tech game unimpressed with the Tide's defensive line, though the Aggies have struggles of their own. Ultimately, if Alabama can't pressure Manziel, he'll have his way with its secondary.
EA PICKS: Texas A&M to win, Texas A&M (-7.5)
MY PICKS: Texas A&M to win, Texas A&M (-7.5)