By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 11 Texas A&M was in Baton Rouge on Saturday to take on No. 22 LSU, and the Tigers ran away with a 34-10 victory on a rainy day at Death Valley. The LSU (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) defense contained A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel better than anyone else has been able to in 2013, limiting the reigning Heisman Trophy winner to 224 yards and two interceptions through the air.
LSU set the tone early, running out to a 14-0 lead over the Aggies (8-3, 4-3) in the early goings thanks to a rushing touchdown from Terrance Magee and a 10-yard scoring strike from Zach Mettenberger to Jarvis Landry.
Texas A&M responded with 10 points before the break, six of which came on a 51-yard touchdown pass from Manziel to Derel Walker. After that, however, it was all Tigers.
LSU scored 13 unanswered points after the half, and the Tigers were able to lean on their powerful rushing attack to control the clock after building a considerable cushion. The Tigers rounded out the evening with 324 yards on the ground compared to just 75 rushing yards for A&M.
Magee stole the show for LSU, running for 149 yards and a score while Landry hauled in a pair of touchdowns to lead all wide receivers.
Passing – Zach Mettenberger, 11-for-20, 193 yards, 2 TD
Rushing – Terrance Magee, 13 car, 149 yards, TD
Receiving – Jarvis Landry, 4 rec, 87 yards, 2 TD
Passing – Johnny Manziel, 16-for-41, 224 yards, TD, 2 INT
Rushing – Johnny Manziel, 12 car, 54 yards
Receiving – Derel Walker, 6 rec, 130 yards, TD
• Today’s meeting between LSU and Texas A&M was the 52nd meeting between the two schools all-time. LSU now leads the series 29-20-3.
• It was the second time that the two teams have met as members of the same conference, following Texas A&M’s move to the SEC last season.
• These teams have met at least once in every decade since 1899, with the exception of the 1930s and 2000-2009.