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    Texas A&M Rallies Past Duke in Chick-fil-A Bowl

    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    Texas A&M rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Duke 52-48 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

    Duke had its way in the first half, and the Blue Devils posted a 38-17 lead at the break.

    However, in the second half, the Aggies rallied behind quarterback Johnny Manziel. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner accounted for five touchdowns in the game to lead the comeback.

    Manziel finished with 382 yards passing, with four touchdowns, and he rushed for 73 yards and another score.

    Despite giving up 661 yards of offense to Duke, the Aggie defense made enough plays to win the game. The biggest play was a Toney Hurd interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

    Statistical Leaders

    Duke


    Passing - Anthony Boone, 29-45, 427 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

    Rushing - Josh Snead, 17 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD

    Receiving - Jamison Crowder, 12 receptions, 163 yards, 1 TD

    Texas A&M

    Passing - Johnny Manziel, 30-38, 382 yards, 4 TD

    Rushing - Johnny Manziel, 11 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD

    Receiving - Derel Walker, 6 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD

    Quick Notes:

    This was Texas A&M's first appearance in the Chick-fil-A (or Peach) Bowl.

    The Aggies have now won three straight bowl games.

    Johnny Manziel broke Ryan Tannehill's school record for passing yards in a season in the game.