A healthy looking Johnny Manziel helped Texas A&M get back on track, as the Aggies blew the doors off of Vanderbilt 56-24, despite four TAMU turnovers. He didn’t run much, but he didn’t really have to.
The Commodores just never got into the football game without their starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels being able to go. They only generated 329 total yards of offense and had to use two quarterbacks to get there. They also turned the ball over three times, including a pick six to begin the 2nd half of play after they had pulled to within 28-17 at the end of the 1st half.
Manziel threw three first quarter touchdowns (four overall) and was done by the middle of the third quarter to protect what has been a questionable shoulder. Matt Joeckel came in and led the Aggies to two more scores from there. Receivers Mike Evans and Derel Walker caught two touchdowns apiece.
Texas A&M gets another easy game against UTEP next week, then takes on Mississippi State before closing the season at No. 13 LSU and at No. 5 Missouri. I don’t think we’ll see what they’re all about till those final two games, which could put them in the BCS.