Mississippi tries to slow No. 9 Texas A&M, Manziel

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is trying to think of some creative ways to stop Texas A&M's prolific duo of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans.

He admits it's not easy. Nobody's been able to do it so far.

Manziel is having a stellar encore season after winning the Heisman Trophy, completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,489 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions through five games.

Freeze says Manziel is more apt to stay in the pocket this season and deliver quality throws - especially to the 6-foot-5 Evans, who towers over most defenders and is averaging nearly 25 yards per catch.

The Rebels (3-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) host No. 9 Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) on Saturday. It's the first of six straight home games for Ole Miss.

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