Johnny Manziel threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns while adding two more scores on the ground as Texas A&M defeated Missouri 59-29 on Saturday night.
The Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) offense was unstoppable early, and took a 42-7 halftime lead. A&M would add 17 more to the tally, and capture their first 10-win season since 1998.
Manziel made his final Heisman statement, as the redshirt freshman broke the SEC's single season record for total yards in season. That record was previously held by Cam Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2010.
The Tigers (5-7, 2-6) will fail to reach a bowl game in its first SEC season.
- Win gives A&M its first 10-win season since 1998 and 12th in program history.
- The Aggies hold a 7-5 advantage over the Tigers in the overall series, but Mizzou has won the last three meetings in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
- Due to a scheduling quirk, the Tigers will be playing at Kyle Field for the third straight year in 2012. Mizzou has handed the Aggies losses on their home field the past two seasons. The most recent team to have won in three straight trips to Kylle Field was Oklahoma with victories in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
-Kevin Sumlin’s 10 wins are the most for any first-year A&M coach.