Texas A&M Postgame Notes after beating Missouri

By: Texas A&M Sports Information
By: Texas A&M Sports Information

ABOUT THE WIN
+ The Aggies defeated Missouri 59-29 for their 10th win of the 2012 season. It was A&M’s first 10-win season since 1998 and the 12th 10-win season in program history.
+ A&M finished the regular season with a 6-2 record vs. SEC opponents, which tied for second in the SEC West division.
+ It was A&M’s fifth-straight win.
+ The win snapped the Aggies’ three-game losing streak to Missouri.
+ It was the 10th win of head coach Kevin Sumlin’s first season at Texas A&M. The previous high winning total by a first-year Aggie coach was eight by R.C. Slocum in 1989 and D.X. Bible in 1917.
mANZIEL TAKES DOWN nEWTON’S sec TOTAL YARDS RECORD
+ Redshirt freshman QB Johnny Manziel erased 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton’s SEC record for total offense. Manziel finished the day with 439 total yards to break Newton’s old record of 4,327 gained over 14 games. After 12 games, Manziel has generated 4,600 total yards.
Another big game for #johnnyfootball
+ QB Johnny Manziel passed for 372 yards and three TDs and rushed for 67 yards and two TDs as the generated 439 total yards and five scores.
+ Manziel matched one of the oldest records in the Aggie record book with his 19th touchdown. Joel Hunt originally set the record in 1927 and it had been matched previously by Darren Lewis in 1990 and Jorvorskie Lane in 2006.
+ Manziel was responsible for five TDs against the Tigers, bringing his season total to a record 43 scores (19 rushing, 24 passing). Manziel had been tied with Jerrod Johnson, who was responsible for 38 TDs in 2009.
+ It was Manziel’s fifth game with 400 or more total yards, and his ninth straight game with at least 300 total yards.
+ Manziel has generated five or more TDs in six games in 2012, including the last two.
6,000 YARDS FOR aGGIES
+ Texas A&M became the eighth SEC team to surpass the 6,000-yard level in total yards this season. The Aggies surpassed 6,000 total yards for the second straight year and the third time in program history.
TRENDS AND NOTABLES
+ Redshirt freshman WR Mike Evans grabbed eight passes for 99 yards, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark for the season in the process. Evans is the first freshman and the third player in school history with 1,000 yards. He has 75 catches for 1,022 yards and five TDs on the season.
+ Senior WR Ryan Swope joined former teammate Jeff Fuller as the only players in school history to surpass the 3,000-yard plateau in career receiving yards. For his career, Swope has 244 receptions for 3,013 yards.
+ Texas A&M wore white helmets at Kyle Field for the first time since 1978.
+ The Aggies set a school record with their fifth 50-plus point game of the season. A&M posted four 50-plus point games in 1912 and 1997.
+ Texas A&M ended the game with 537 points on the season, setting a new single-season school record. Last season, A&M set the mark with 508 points.
+ Senior RB Christine Michael scored a pair of TDs to become the 15th Aggie to score 200 or more points during his career.
+ Sophomore WR Malcome Kennedy posted career bests with seven catches for 110 yards (previous bests were four for 60 yards vs. Oklahoma in 2011).
+ Tonight’s attendance was 87,222, which is the eighth-largest crowd in Kyle Field history and the second-largest of the SEC era. For the season, Kyle Field’s average crowd was 87,013, which was just off the school record of 87,183 set last year.
Captains, 12th Man
+ Game captains for the Aggies were: senior center Patrick Lewis, senior safety Steven Terrell, senior linebacker Sean Porter and senior wide receiver Ryan Swope. Missouri won the toss and deferred their choice to second half. A&M defended the north goal
+ Making his eighth 2012 start and 20th of his career at 12th Man was defensive back C.J. Jones, a senior from Klein Forest HS in Houston.


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