After a first quarter in which it appeared as if a freak knee injury may have robbed college football of its most polarizing star, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel returned to the field and, once again, helped will his team to another close victory, this time over a resilient Ole Miss squad, 41-38.
Early on in the SEC contest, Manziel rolled out on a pass play and hit the deck immediately after getting the pass off, grabbing at his knee as if something had drastically gone wrong. He returned shortly thereafter and ended up putting on another stellar Heisman-type performance by going 31-of-39 for 346 yards, while at the same time adding an eye-popping 124 yards on 19 carries on the ground with two scores.
Ole Miss, behind QB Bo Wallace (22/36, 301 yards, 3TD), just would not give in throughout the game, as they continually fired back at everything A&M had to throw at them.
In the end though, with the game tied at 38 apiece, Manziel led his team on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, culminating with a 33-yard Josh Lambo field goal as time expired to give the Aggies the victory.
Texas A&M now moves to 5-1 on the season and they’ll go on to welcome the Auburn Tigers to Kyle Field next Saturday.
Ole Miss drops to 3-3 overall and have another tough test next week at home against the LSU Tigers next Saturday night.