Ole Miss welcomes “Johnny Football” to Oxford as Texas A&M – led by redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel – plays its first SEC road game.
Manziel was 29-for-38 passing for 454 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions as the Aggies amassed 716 yards against struggling Arkansas in a 58-10 win Saturday. Manziel also rushed 14 times for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Arkansas totaled 514 yards against the A&M defense.
Manziel represents a different type of challenge for the Rebels. Unlike Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and Texas quarterback David Ash, Manziel will not look to stay in the pocket. He went into the Arkansas as the Aggies leading rusher and the No. 7 rusher in the SEC at 87.3 yards a game.
As his passing numbers show, he’s pretty accurate too. He made a couple of nice throws against Arkansas was moving left and throwing back across his body.
Manziel’s day against the Hogs broke an SEC total offense record shared by Archie Manning and former LSU quarterback Rohan Davey.
This one Twitter from Brent Zwerneman, who covers Texas A&M for Houston and San Antonio: Goodness, had overlooked this note earlier: Manziel’s 557 total yards broke the SEC record of 540 set by Archie Manning and Rohan Davey.