Manziel Fuels Texas A&M Past Duke

Author: Kristy


ATLANTA — If this was Johnny Manziel‘s last college game he lived up to his nickname.

Johnny Football led No. 20 Texas A&M to another comeback win, 52-48 over No. 22 Duke on Tuesday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The Aggies were down 38-17 at halftime but with Manziel at the helm they came back in the highest-scoring game in the bowl’s history.

Playing in what might be his final college game, the 2012 Heisman trophy winner threw four touchdown passes, completed 30 of 38 passes for 382 yards and ran for 73 yards and a touchdown.

“I was in a zone I haven’t been in before,” Manziel said. “Ever. I just wanted this game.”

Was it the last college game for the third-year sophomore who is widely projected as a first-round pick if he decides to enter the NFL draft? He wasn’t ready to talk about his decision after the game.

“I can’t even talk about anything other than this game,” Manziel said. “This was unreal. … I haven’t made (the decision) yet. I’m in the moment right now.”


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