Texas A&M 38, Mississippi State 13

Date - Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 55240

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas A&M 14 10 7 7 38
Mississippi State 0 0 7 6 13

Recap


No. 16 Texas A&M 38, No. 18 Mississippi State 13: Johnny Manziel completed 30 of 36 passes for 311 yards and rushed for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the visiting Aggies dominated the Bulldogs.

Ben Malena rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown and Christine Michael rolled up 50 yards and two scores on the ground for Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC), which gets a crack at No. 1 Alabama on the road next week.

The Aggies moved the ball with ease in the first half, collecting 22 first downs and 386 total yards to take a 24-0 lead into the break. Manziel handed off to Malena for a 1-yard touchdown on the first possession and Michael ran in from 22 yards out later in the first quarter before Manziel broke free for a 37-yard rushing score early in the second.

Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2) finally got on the board in the third quarter but could not close the gap, suffering its first home loss and second straight setback after a loss to the Crimson Tide last week.

Manziel put the game away with a 5:59 left in the fourth quarter, capping a nine-play, 65-yard drive with an 8-yard rushing score before being lifted.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has won 11 straight road games, dating back to his time as head coach of Houston. … The Aggies finished with 693 yards total yards. Ryan Swope had 121 receiving yards while Mike Evans added 97. … Bulldogs QB Tyler Russell went 19-of-30 for 212 yards, one touchdown and one interception and added a rushing score.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:16
Texas A&M   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Texas A&M 7
1st Quarter - 3:11
Texas A&M   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Texas A&M 14
2nd Quarter - 11:51
Texas A&M   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Texas A&M 21
2nd Quarter - 2:53
Texas A&M   FG  Mississippi State 0 - Texas A&M 24
3rd Quarter - 12:40
Texas A&M   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Texas A&M 31
3rd Quarter - 8:01
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Texas A&M 31
4th Quarter - 9:11
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 13 - Texas A&M 31
4th Quarter - 5:59
Texas A&M   TD  Mississippi State 13 - Texas A&M 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas A&M Mississippi State
W/L 7 - 2 - 0 7 - 2 - 0
Conference 4 - 2 - 0 3 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas A&M Mississippi State
Score 38 13
First Downs 36 15
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-16
56%
2-for-10
20%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 693 310
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 58-361 27-98
Average/Rush 6.2 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 32-39 19-30
Passing Yards 332 212
Average/Pass Play 8.3 6.8
Penalties-Yards 4-42 5-50
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 32:52 27:08

PLAYER STATS

Texas A&M (7 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Manziel 30/36 311 0 0
J. Showers 2/3 21 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 19/30 212 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Manziel 21 129 6.1 2
B. Malena 17 112 6.6 1
C. Michael 11 50 4.5 2
T. Johnson 1 33 33.0 0
T. Williams 4 24 6.0 0
B. Dolezal 3 15 5.0 0
J. Showers 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Perkins 13 42 3.2 0
J. Robinson 4 20 5.0 0
D. Prescott 2 14 7.0 0
N. Griffin 2 10 5.0 0
T. Russell 4 7 1.8 1
D. Milton 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Swope 9 121 13.4 0
M. Evans 9 97 10.8 0
T. Johnson 4 39 9.8 0
B. Malena 2 23 11.5 0
U. Nwachukwu 2 20 10.0 0
M. Kennedy 1 16 16.0 0
K. McNeal 2 11 5.5 0
D. Walker 1 5 5.0 0
M. Lamothe 1 3 3.0 0
S. Holmes 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Clark 5 64 12.8 0
C. Smith 4 60 15.0 0
C. Bumphis 4 50 12.5 1
R. Johnson 2 14 7.0 0
J. Robinson 1 9 9.0 0
N. Griffin 1 7 7.0 0
J. Lewis 1 5 5.0 0
L. Perkins 1 3 3.0 0