Boxscore
Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24
Saturday, November 10, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Bryant-Denny Stadium
Attendance - 101821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas A&M 20 0 0 9 29
Alabama 0 14 3 7 24

Recap


No. 14 Texas A&M 29, No. 1 Alabama 24: Deshazor Everett intercepted an A.J. McCarron pass on the goal line with 1:36 left and Johnny Manziel rolled up 345 total yards and passed for two touchdowns as the visiting Aggies handed the Crimson Tide their first loss.

The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC) jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter as Christine Michael scored on a pair of 1-yard runs sandwiched around Manziel's 10-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Swope. Manziel was 24-of-31 for 253 yards and added 92 rushing yards on 18 carries. 

The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) roared back to pull within 20-17 on Jeremy Shelley's 28-yard field goal with 4:56 left in the third quarter, but Alabama didn't get any closer. 

After Texas A&M stretched the lead to 29-17, McCarron connected with Amari Cooper for a 54-yard touchdown pass and drove the Crimson Tide inside the 10 again before Everett jumped in front of a fourth-down pass at the goal line to prevent the host Crimson Tide from a second consecutive fourth-quarter comeback. McCarron led Alabama to a winning touchdown in the final minute of a 21-17 victory over LSU last week. 

Alabama's hopes of a final shot to rally vanished when Tyler Hayes jumped offsides before a Texas A&M punt to give the Aggies a first down and allow them to run out the clock. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alabama remains in position to win the SEC West by beating rival Auburn on Nov. 24 or by seeing the Aggies lose to Missouri on Nov. 23. … McCarron threw two interceptions - his first of the season - ending a school-record string of 291 consecutive passes without a pick. … Texas A&M has scored first in every game this season and 15 straight dating to 2011. The Aggies have scored on eight of 10 opening drives this year. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:34
Texas A&M   TD  Alabama 0 - Texas A&M 7
1st Quarter - 7:59
Texas A&M   TD  Alabama 0 - Texas A&M 14
1st Quarter - 0:41
Texas A&M   TD  Alabama 0 - Texas A&M 20
2nd Quarter - 10:04
Alabama   TD  Alabama 7 - Texas A&M 20
2nd Quarter - 0:19
Alabama   TD  Alabama 14 - Texas A&M 20
3rd Quarter - 4:56
Alabama   FG  Alabama 17 - Texas A&M 20
4th Quarter - 14:16
Texas A&M   FG  Alabama 17 - Texas A&M 23
4th Quarter - 8:37
Texas A&M   TD  Alabama 17 - Texas A&M 29
4th Quarter - 6:09
Alabama   TD  Alabama 24 - Texas A&M 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas A&M Alabama
W/L 8 - 2 - 0 9 - 1 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 6 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas A&M Alabama
Score 29 24
First Downs 23 17
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-18
61%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 418 431
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-165 31-122
Average/Rush 3.6 3.9
Passing
Comp-Att 24-31 21-34
Passing Yards 253 309
Average/Pass Play 7.2 8.6
Penalties-Yards 4-26 6-56
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 32:27 27:33

PLAYER STATS

Texas A&M (8 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Manziel 24/31 253 2 0
Alabama (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 21/34 309 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Manziel 18 92 5.1 0
B. Malena 14 50 3.6 0
C. Michael 12 27 2.2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Lacy 16 92 5.8 1
T. Yeldon 10 29 2.9 1
A. McCarron 5 1 0.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Swope 11 111 10.1 1
K. McNeal 2 46 23.0 0
M. Evans 5 40 8.0 0
M. Kennedy 3 34 11.3 1
T. Johnson 3 22 7.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Cooper 6 136 22.7 1
K. Bell 3 73 24.3 0
E. Lacy 4 35 8.8 0
C. Jones 3 21 7.0 0
M. Williams 1 20 20.0 0
T. Yeldon 2 9 4.5 0
M. Shinn 1 8 8.0 0
K. Norwood 1 7 7.0 0
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