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'Bama's McCarron Displays Revenge on Manziel In Loss

'Bama's McCarron Displays Revenge on Manziel In Loss

In  one  of the most  anticipated college  football meetings in recent memory, A.J.  McCarron put  on his own Heisman-worthy performance Saturday and Alabama exacted  a  measure of  revenge on Johnny  Manziel and Texas  A&M with a 49-42 victory.

McCarron   completed   20-of-29  passes  for   a  career-high  334  yards  and four  touchdowns, helping the top-ranked Crimson Tide (2-0, 1-0 SEC) gain some payback  from last  November's 29-22  loss to  the Aggies  in Tuscaloosa  that nearly  derailed  Alabama's BCS title hopes.  T.J. Yeldon did his part as well for  the  two-time reigning national  champions, who scored 35 straight points after spotting sixth-ranked Texas A&M a 14-0 lead and held off a late comeback attempt.  The sophomore  back accounted for 149 of Alabama's 234 rushing yards and had a touchdown among his 25 carries. Manziel, whose outstanding effort in last year's meeting helped win him the Heisman Trophy, put on another terrific display  in the  rematch, racking  up  personal bests  of 464  yards and  five touchdowns  through  the air  and adding  98 rushing yards.  He also threw two costly interceptions, one of which was returned 73 yards for a score by Vinnie Sunseri, that helped seal the Aggies' (2-1, 0-1) fate.

 

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