Johnny Manziel's Up and Down 1st Half vs. Alabama Doesn't Hurt Heisman Chances
Johnny Manziel is at it again.
The contest between Alabama and Texas A&M started fast, with the Aggies taking the football on the opening drive. Manziel rushed for 12 yards on the opening play. The Heisman-trophy winner then turned around and hit Mike Daivs for 32 yards. One more time to Davis—this time 35 yards. Finally, a one-yard touchdown toss to Cameron Clear.
Second drive of the game? 24 yards on the ground in two plays for Johnny Football, who then passed to Davis for another 34. Ben Malena rumbled into the endzone for another score.
Things were a bit rocky for the Aggies as a whole after that, but Heisman leader? That would be Manziel.
At the end of the first half, Manziel sat with a stat line of 249 yards, one touchdown and one interception on an admittedly lazy, cocky throw to the back of the endzone. Other than that, not a bad outing against an elite Alabama front.
Last year when the Aggies pulled a stunning upset of the Crimson Tide, Manziel finished with 253 yards and two scores. Suffice to say Manziel looks even better this year—through one half.
Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater is a serious threat to Manziel's bid at a second Heisman, but at this pace it's a wash. Manziel entered the bout with the Crimson Tide with 520 yards and six touchdowns through two games—while sitting out an entire half.
The outcome of the showdown between the Crimson Tide and Aggies remains in the air, but one thing's for sure—Manziel is well on his way to a second Heisman trophy. Things have been a bit up-and-down, but there's plenty of time for Manziel to get his team the win, not just tally amazing Heisman numbers.
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