Boxscore
Louisiana State 24, Texas A&M 19
Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Kyle Field
Attendance - 87429

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana State 0 14 0 10 24
Texas A&M 9 3 0 7 19

Recap

No. 6 Louisiana State 24, No. 19 Texas A&M 19: Jeremy Hill's 47-yard touchdown run - set up by Tharold Simon's interception one play earlier - capped a stretch of 24 straight points as the Tigers secured a key road victory.

After leading the Aggies (5-2, 2-2 SEC) down the field on their first two possessions to take a 9-0 lead, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was held in check by LSU's defense the rest of the way. The freshman finished 29-of-56 for 276 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions, and was limited to 27 rushing yards on 17 carries.  

The Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC) used two turnovers late in the second quarter to turn the momentum after falling behind 12-0. Manziel's first interception set up Michael Ford's 20-yard touchdown run to make it 12-7 and, after a Ben Malena fumble, Kadron Boone made a diving catch for a 29-yard touchdown reception from Zach Mettenberger to give LSU a 14-12 lead with 11 seconds left in the half.

Texas A&M's best chance to regain control came in the fourth quarter, when Trey Williams' 76-yard kickoff return set up the Aggies at the LSU 16. But the Aggies gained just two yards, and Taylor Bertolet's 33-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. 

Hill rushed for 127 yards on 18 carries, and Ford added 78 yards on 11 attempts for LSU. Texas A&M's Ryan Swope had 10 catches for 95 yards. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: LSU improved to 31-2 under coach Les Miles when it has a 100-yard rusher. … The Tigers improved to 2-7-1 all-time in College Station, posting their first win at Kyle Field since 1987. … Texas A&M has squandered double-digit leads in both of its losses this season. The Aggies had a 10-point advantage in their season-opening loss against Florida. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:46
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 6 - Louisiana State 0
1st Quarter - 5:41
Texas A&M   FG  Texas A&M 9 - Louisiana State 0
2nd Quarter - 7:24
Texas A&M   FG  Texas A&M 12 - Louisiana State 0
2nd Quarter - 1:49
Louisiana State   TD  Texas A&M 12 - Louisiana State 7
2nd Quarter - 0:11
Louisiana State   TD  Texas A&M 12 - Louisiana State 14
4th Quarter - 8:35
Louisiana State   FG  Texas A&M 12 - Louisiana State 17
4th Quarter - 3:12
Louisiana State   TD  Texas A&M 12 - Louisiana State 24
4th Quarter - 1:17
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 19 - Louisiana State 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana State Texas A&M
W/L 7 - 1 - 0 5 - 2 - 0
Conference 3 - 1 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana State Texas A&M
Score 24 19
First Downs 18 26
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-16
12%
6-for-16
38%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 316 410
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-219 38-134
Average/Rush 4.9 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 11-29 29-56
Passing Yards 97 276
Average/Pass Play 3.1 4.7
Penalties-Yards 13-102 6-65
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 29:50 30:10

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana State (7 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 11/29 97 1 0
Texas A&M (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Manziel 29/56 276 0 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hill 18 127 7.1 1
M. Ford 11 78 7.1 1
S. Ware 8 15 1.9 0
K. Hilliard 3 5 1.7 0
J. Copeland 1 1 1.0 0
Z. Mettenberger 4 -7 -1.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Malena 12 82 6.8 1
J. Manziel 17 27 1.6 0
C. Michael 8 27 3.4 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Boone 4 49 12.2 1
O. Beckham Jr. 4 35 8.8 0
J. Wright 1 9 9.0 0
J. Hill 1 7 7.0 0
J. Landry 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Swope 10 81 8.1 0
M. Evans 6 76 12.7 0
U. Nwachukwu 2 44 22.0 0
K. McNeal 4 29 7.2 0
B. Malena 2 21 10.5 0
S. Holmes 1 10 10.0 0
N. Hicks 1 7 7.0 0
T. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
M. Kennedy 1 3 3.0 0
C. Michael 1 1 1.0 0
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