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Texas A&M Upsets #1 Alabama 29-24, Johnny Manziel Has Big Day

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Texas A&M shakes up the BCS National Championship picture as they upset #1 Alabama 29-24.

Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel was 24 of 31 for 253 yards and two passing touchdowns.  He was also the team’s leading rusher with 18 carries for 92 yards. Ryan Swope had 11 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown to lead Texas A&M in receiving. Texas A&M was up 20-0 in the first quarter.

On the other side of the ball, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had a hard time trying to figure out Texas A&M’s defense.  McCarron was 21 of 34 for 309 yards one touchdown and two crutial interceptions including a pick with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Aggies.  Eddy Lacy was the Crimson Tide’s leading rusher with 16 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown.  Amari Cooper lead Alabama in receiving with six catches for 136 yards and one touchdown.

With Alabama losing today, Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame are the only unbeaten teams in the BCS National Rankings.  Texas A&M takes on Sam Houston State next week and then finishes the season against Missouri.  Alabama takes on Western Carolina next week and then finishes the season against Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

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