Henry Josey broke loose for the go-ahead score on a 57-yard run with 3:34 to go and No. 5 Missouri wrapped up the SEC East, riding a strong second half to a 28-21 victory over No. 19 Texas A&M on Saturday night.More >>
Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.More >>
Thursday, November 28 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-28 11:00:12 GMT
Well, it's that time of year again - the obligatory "I'm Thankful for" piece every so-called "journalist" is required to submit to their Editor. TLK is no different. 1. TLK is thankful for the opportunityMore >>
The Line King concludes another year of harshly worded critiques and surprisingly accurate assessments of college football performances. More >>
COLLEGE STATION, TX - Johnny Manziel
accounted for 346 yards with three touchdowns in just more than a half
to help No. 10 Texas A&M cruise to a 42-13 win over SMU on Saturday
Texas A&M (3-1) was up 32-6 at halftime, and Manziel led the
Aggies to a touchdown on their first drive of the third quarter before
the Heisman Trophy-winner went to the bench.
It was a nice bounce-back game for Texas A&M after falling to top-ranked Alabama 49-42 last week.
Manziel had 244 yards passing with a touchdown and ran for 102 yards and two more scores.
Deshazor Everett returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown and Ben
Malena ran for 71 yards and two scores. He got things going for A&M
with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert threw for 310 yards and a touchdown with an interception for SMU (1-2).
Despite the lopsided score, Texas A&M's performance was far from
flawless. The Aggies missed three straight PATs in the second quarter
and were penalized 13 times for 114 yards.
The Mustangs didn't play any cleaner, and piled up 16 penalties for 111 yards.
The Aggies took a 14-0 lead when Manziel sidestepped a defender
before high-stepping over another one en route to the end zone on a
7-yard run later in the first.
Texas A&M recovered an onside kick and was driving again when a
pass by Manziel was deflected and intercepted by Hayden Greenbauer. The
Mustangs cut the lead 14-3 when the ensuing drive resulted in a 42-yard
field goal by Chase Hover.
Manziel rolled out and found Malcome Kennedy on a 16-yard touchdown
pass that extended the lead to 20-3 early in the second quarter. Taylor
Bertolet's kick failed.
Manziel's second 7-yard touchdown run made it 32-3 just more than three minutes later, but Bertolet missed again.
Jeremiah Gaines fumbled after a reception on the first play of SMU's
next drive and Everett scooped it up and returned it for the score.
Coach Kevin Sumlin had seen enough of Bertolet and brought in Josh Lambo
to attempt the PAT. But holder Drew Kaser fumbled the snap and the kick
A 47-yard field goal by Hover as time expired in the second quarter left A&M up 32-6 at halftime.
Manziel had a nifty run on A&M's first possession after halftime.
He evaded three defenders that had hands on him to dash down the
sideline on a 20-yard run. Malena's 1-yard run two plays later - and a
made extra point by Lambo - made it 39-6.
He was replaced by Matt Joeckel, who started A&M's opener while
Manziel served an NCAA suspension. Joeckel threw for 63 yards before
Sumlin brought in freshman Kenny Hill.
Lambo's 40-yard field goal extended A&M's lead to 42-6 near the end of the third quarter.
A 31-yard touchdown reception by Keenan Holman made it 42-13 early in
the fourth quarter. Holman finished with 10 receptions for 133 yards.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>