The No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies lost to the No. 22 LSU on the road. That result might not have been totally unexpected, but they won by a 24-point margin, which was surprising. The Aggies offense only managed 10 points and 299 yards of total offense.
“We got punched in the mouth today, and it wasn’t fun,” quarterback Johnny Manziel said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We could never really get it going. You have to give a lot of credit to them. They came out and mixed things up and kept us guessing.”
One of the problems was getting Manziel on the field. The Aggies had possession for 19:41, while the Tigers had about 40 minutes. That kept Manziel on the sideline but wore out the Aggies defense.
“It was a really, really hard football game,” head coach Kevin Sumlin said. “You keep asking your defense to go out there. Our team is used to being able to score points.”
The Aggies opening drive came to an end on the fourth play when Manziel threw an interception.
“We didn’t do a good job executing on that drive,” said Manziel. “They pounded the rock very well and kept us off the field for the majority of the second half. When we did get on the field, it was almost too little, too late.”