Texas A&M 52, Duke 48

Date - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Georgia Dome
Attendance - 67946

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Duke 14 24 3 7 48
Texas A&M 3 14 14 21 52

Recap


No. 20 Texas A&M 52, No. 22 Duke 48: Toney Hurd Jr. returned an interception for a touchdown with 3:33 remaining and Johnny Manziel threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in what could have been his final collegiate game as the Aggies erased a 21-point halftime deficit to win the highest-scoring Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.

Manziel, who became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy last season, was 30-of-38 for 382 yards and four touchdowns - three to Travis Labhart, and must decide whether to enter the NFL draft by Jan. 15. Manziel added 73 yards rushing and a touchdown as Texas A&M (9-4) won its third consecutive bowl game.

Anthony Boone threw for 427 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for a score for Duke (10-4), which scored on all six first-half possessions while amassing 365 yards before the break in the program's 1,000th game. Jamison Crowder had 12 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown.

Crowder became the first ACC player to record 100 catches in a season when he hauled in a 59-yard touchdown pass to put Duke on top 28-10. Manziel displayed his magic when he backpedaled between defenders out of trouble before finding a wide-open Labhart for a 19-yard TD pass to make it 38-24 in the third quarter.

With Duke nursing a 48-45 lead, Hurd Jr. stepped in front of a pass intended for Johnell Barnes and raced 55 yards into the end zone. The Blue Devils drove to the Texas A&M 38-yard line before Boone was pressured and intercepted by Nate Askew on second-and-10 with 1:19 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Duke was without leading rusher Jela Duncan, who was suspended earlier this month for academic reasons and will also miss the 2014 season, while Texas A&M freshman LB Darian Claiborne, tied for the team lead with 89 tackles, did not play after he was arrested on drug possession charges. ... The Blue Devils, who are 475-494-31, recovered an onside kick after Josh Snead's 25-yard run made it 35-17 with 2:31 left in the first half and converted it into an 18-yard field goal by Ross Martin's and a 38-17 lead at intermission. ... Manziel finished the season with 4,114 yards, breaking the school record of 3,744 set by Ryan Tannehill in 2011.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:50
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 0 - Duke 7
1st Quarter - 5:31
Texas A&M   FG  Texas A&M 3 - Duke 7
1st Quarter - 4:12
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 3 - Duke 14
2nd Quarter - 14:21
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 3 - Duke 21
2nd Quarter - 13:04
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 10 - Duke 21
2nd Quarter - 11:49
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 10 - Duke 28
2nd Quarter - 6:45
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 17 - Duke 28
2nd Quarter - 2:31
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 17 - Duke 35
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Duke   FG  Texas A&M 17 - Duke 38
3rd Quarter - 9:55
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 24 - Duke 38
3rd Quarter - 5:05
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 31 - Duke 38
3rd Quarter - 0:43
Duke   FG  Texas A&M 31 - Duke 41
4th Quarter - 12:48
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 38 - Duke 41
4th Quarter - 6:46
Duke   TD  Texas A&M 38 - Duke 48
4th Quarter - 5:44
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 45 - Duke 48
4th Quarter - 3:33
Texas A&M   TD  Texas A&M 52 - Duke 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Duke Texas A&M
W/L 10 - 4 - 0 9 - 4 - 0
Conference 6 - 3 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Duke Texas A&M
Score 48 52
First Downs 29 30
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-15
60%
4-for-9
44%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 661 541
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-234 30-159
Average/Rush 6.3 5.3
Passing
Comp-Att 29-45 30-38
Passing Yards 427 382
Average/Pass Play 9.3 10.1
Penalties-Yards 3-30 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 35:02 24:58

PLAYER STATS

Duke (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Boone 29/45 427 3 2
Texas A&M (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Manziel 30/38 382 4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Snead 17 104 6.1 1
J. Thompson 11 92 8.4 0
A. Boone 5 27 5.4 1
S. Powell 2 7 3.5 0
B. Connette 2 4 2.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Manziel 11 73 6.6 1
B. Malena 8 45 5.6 0
T. Williams 4 23 5.8 0
T. Carson 4 21 5.2 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Crowder 12 163 13.6 1
B. Deaver 6 116 19.3 0
J. Barnes 2 48 24.0 0
I. Blakeney 1 23 23.0 0
D. Reeves 1 21 21.0 1
J. Snead 3 21 7.0 1
J. Thompson 1 18 18.0 0
B. Braxton 3 17 5.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Walker 6 113 18.8 1
T. Labhart 7 76 10.9 3
M. Evans 4 72 18.0 0
M. Kennedy 5 52 10.4 0
C. Clear 2 38 19.0 0
L. Gonzalez 3 18 6.0 0
B. Malena 1 6 6.0 0
J. Williams 1 6 6.0 0
T. Williams 1 1 1.0 0