Boxscore
Texas A&M 70, South Carolina State 14
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Kyle Field
Attendance - 86775

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Carolina State 7 0 0 7 14
Texas A&M 14 35 7 14 70

Recap


Texas A&M 70, South Carolina State 14:
Dustin Harris broke school and SEC single-game records with 246 punt return yards for Texas A&M in the one-sided victory against visiting South Carolina State.

Harris fell 22 yards short of breaking the NCAA single-game record set by Antonio Perkins of Oklahoma in 2003. Harris returned a punt 96 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel passed for 174 yards and three touchdowns in just one half of play. Manziel also ran for touchdowns of 39 and 20 yards in a 35-point second quarter for Texas A&M (2-1).

Ben Malena also paced the ground attack for the Aggies, rushing for 88 yards in 11 carries and scoring two touchdowns.

South Carolina State (1-3) briefly kept the game close after Jalen Simmons ran for a 17-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left in the first quarter, cutting the deficit to 14-7.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Aggies outgained South Carolina State 265-34 in rushing yards. … Each team had nine different receivers catch passes.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:39
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 7 - South Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 3:22
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 14 - South Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 0:35
South Carolina State   TD  Texas A&M 14 - South Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 12:03
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 21 - South Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 8:10
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 28 - South Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 5:24
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 35 - South Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 3:05
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 42 - South Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 1:20
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 49 - South Carolina State 7
3rd Quarter - 8:18
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 56 - South Carolina State 7
4th Quarter - 14:50
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 63 - South Carolina State 7
4th Quarter - 12:09
South Carolina State   TD  Texas A&M 63 - South Carolina State 14
4th Quarter - 7:16
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 70 - South Carolina State 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Carolina State Texas A&M
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  South Carolina State Texas A&M
Score 14 70
First Downs 11 23
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-16
19%
8-for-14
57%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 223 448
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-34 39-265
Average/Rush 1.3 6.8
Passing
Comp-Att 17-33 17-30
Passing Yards 189 183
Average/Pass Play 5.1 5.7
Penalties-Yards 11-90 2-20
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 32:25 27:35

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Cue 17/32 189 1 1
D. Wiley 0/1 0 0 0
Texas A&M (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Manziel 15/20 174 3 0
J. Showers 2/10 9 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Simmons 7 20 2.9 1
A. Jordan 4 15 3.8 0
D. Wiley 3 5 1.7 0
L. Elmore 2 2 1.0 0
J. Pendergrass 2 1 0.5 0
R. Cue 9 -9 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Malena 11 88 8.0 2
J. Manziel 8 78 9.8 2
J. Showers 3 39 13.0 0
B. Dolezal 6 27 4.5 0
C. Michael 7 26 3.7 1
T. Williams 3 9 3.0 0
R. Swope 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Elmore 2 51 25.5 1
T. Hemingway 2 32 16.0 0
M. Lloyd 1 27 27.0 0
T. Williams 3 27 9.0 0
C. Davis 2 20 10.0 0
T. McDonald 2 12 6.0 0
J. Pendergrass 2 12 6.0 0
A. Jordan 1 5 5.0 0
D. Brannon 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
U. Nwachukwu 2 46 23.0 2
T. Johnson 3 42 14.0 0
M. Evans 5 41 8.2 0
K. McNeal 1 30 30.0 1
R. Swope 2 9 4.5 0
C. Michael 1 6 6.0 0
N. Askew 1 3 3.0 0
M. Kennedy 1 3 3.0 0
S. Holmes 1 3 3.0 0
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