Arkansas 10

(1-4, 0-2 SEC)

Texas A&M 58

(3-1, 1-1 SEC)


12:21 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Kyle Field, College Station, TX

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ARK 10 0 0 010
TA&M 7 20 17 1458

Top Performers

Passing: J. Manziel (TA&M) - 453 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Manziel (TA&M) - 14 CAR, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Hamilton (ARK) - 11 REC, 162 YDS

Johnny Manziel's school-record 453 yards lift Texas A&M to 1st SEC win

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Johnny Manziel threw for a school-record 453 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Texas A&M over Arkansas 58-10 on Saturday for the Aggies' first Southeastern Conference win.

The Razorbacks were done in by a porous pass defense and three turnovers, as their once-promising season continued to crumble with a fourth straight loss.

Arkansas (1-4, 0-2) led 10-7 after one quarter before the Aggies (3-1, 1-1) scored 51 straight points to take the lead and cruise to the win. It broke a three-game losing streak to the Razorbacks, who beat A&M 42-38 last season after trailing 35-17 at halftime.

Manziel added 104 yards rushing to also break the school and SEC records for yards of total offense with 557.

Tyler Wilson threw for 373 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions as Arkansas was shut out after the first quarter.

Steven Terrell had two interceptions and Tramain Jacobs returned a fumble for a touchdown for Texas A&M.

Ryan Swope had five receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown, recording his school-record 10th career 100-yard game. Thomas Johnson added 108 yards receiving and Mike Evans had 83 yards and a score as A&M piled up 716 yards of total offense.

Manziel, a freshman, has accounted for 15 touchdowns in the Aggies' last three games.

Texas A&M's 58 points are the most it has scored against the Razorbacks in the 69-game history of the series.

Manziel, who finished 29 of 38, went 5 of 5 on the first drive, capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to Evans to make it 7-0. Evans bent down to scoop the pass before it hit the ground for his first career touchdown.

The Aggie defense forced a punt, but Taylor Bertolet's 39-yard field goal attempt on the next possession was wide right.

Wilson found Knile Davis on a short pass that he took 64 yards for a touchdown to tie the game about 7 minutes before halftime.

A 26-yard field goal by Zach Hocker gave Arkansas a 10-7 lead near the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was all A&M, with Bertolet redeeming himself after his early miss with a 46-yard field goal to tie it early in the quarter. His 26-yard field goal about 4 minutes later gave A&M a 13-10 lead.

Terrell's first interception came on the next drive by Arkansas. He fumbled at the end of the return, but it bounced back into his hands to give A&M the ball at midfield. A 29-yard run by Ben Malena got the drive going, and he finished it off with an 11-yard touchdown reception to push the lead to 20-10.

A tough drive by Arkansas where the team fumbled twice, but recovered both times, followed to force the Razorbacks to punt.

The Aggies went deep on the next play, with Manziel using a pump fake and Swope a double move to get behind the defense for an 80-yard touchdown reception.

Things weren't any better for the Razorbacks after halftime, and Wilson's first pass of the second half was intercepted by Terrell. He returned it 30 yards and A&M extended the lead to 30-10 with a 21-yard field goal.

Christine Michael bulled into the end zone on a 10-yard run later in the third quarter to leave A&M up 37-10.

Damontre Moore forced a fumble by Davis, which Jacobs scooped up and returned 28 yards for a touchdown on the Razorbacks' first play after Michael's touchdown.

Manziel capped his scoring for the day when he circled around and even went backward before zipping into the end zone on a 6-yard run with about 10 minutes left to make it 51-10. Trey Williams added a 13-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

Cobi Hamilton finished with 11 receptions for 162 yards for Arkansas, and Davis had 65 yards rushing.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2532
Total Yards515716
3rd Down Conversions9-224-12
4th Down Conversions1-50-0

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

TD12:11Mike Evans 4 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 07
TD06:45Knile Davis 64 Yd Pass From Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker Kick) 77
FG00:37Zach Hocker 26 Yd 107
FG12:44Taylor Bertolet 46 Yd 1010
FG08:07Taylor Bertolet 26 Yd 1013
TD04:37Ben Malena 11 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1020
TD02:31Ryan Swope 80 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1027
FG11:20Taylor Bertolet 21 Yd 1030
TD07:18Christine Michael 10 Yd Run (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1037
TD07:06Tramain Jacobs 28 Yd Fumble Return (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1044
TD10:23Johnny Manziel 6 Yd Run (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1051
TD02:57Trey Williams 13 Yd Run (Taylor Bertolet Kick) 1058

Research Notes

* Texas A&M freshman QB Johnny Manziel set an SEC record with 557 yards of total offense Saturday vs Arkansas. That was only A&M's 2nd SEC conference game.

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