Texas A&M 58, Arkansas 10 - postgame notes and quotes

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ABOUT THE VICTORY
+ Today's 58-10 victory over Arkansas marked the first-ever Southeastern Conference win for Texas A&M.
+ It is the third-straight victory for the Aggies, who improved to 3-1.

MORE MANZIEL MAGIC
In just his fourth game, redshirt freshman QB Johnny Manziel broke school records for passing yards and total offense with a huge day against the Hogs. Manziel finished with 453 passing yards and three TDs on 29-of-38 attempts. Coupled with his 104 rushing yards, Manziel generated a whopping 557 total yards. The previous records were 449 passing yards by Ryan Tannehill vs. Texas Tech in 2010 and 487 total offense by Jerrod Johnson vs. Kansas State in 2008.
Manziel's 557 total yards also broke the old SEC record of 540 by Archie Manning of Ole Miss vs. Alabama in 1969 and Rohan Davey of LSU vs. Alabama in 2001. The NCAA freshman record for total offense is 582 by David Neill of Nevada vs. New Mexico State in 1998.
Manziel also continues to get the Aggies into the endzone. He entered the game ranked No. 2 nationally in Points Responsible For and he had four more touchdowns today against the Razorbacks. For the season, Manziel has produced 16 touchdowns -- 10 passing and six rushing.
Manziel is the first Aggie QB with two 100-yard rushing games in a season since Stephen McGee had four in 2007. He's the first freshman to log two century games in season since Bucky Richarson had two in 1987.
Through the first four games (all starts) of his career, Manziel has attempted 124 passes without an interception. The last QB to do this was Bucky Richardson, who made five starts as a true freshman without an interception for the season.

MOST POINTS BY AGGIES VS. HOGS
The 58 points scored by the Aggies is the most they've ever scored in the 69-game series between Texas A&M and Arkansas. The previous high scoring game was 42 points in a 42-13 win in College Station in 1950.
It was the most points by the Aggies against any conference foe since last year's 61-7 win over Kansas.

RECORD-SETTING OFFENSE
The Aggies generated 716 total yards against Arkansas, which is the third-highest output in program history behind the 774 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 1990 and 719 vs. Baylor in 2003. It was A&M's sixth 700 total offense effort in its history.
A&M's 498 passing yards were a team record, breaking the old mark of 449 vs. Texas Tech in 2010 (Ryan Tannehill's first-ever start).

SWOPE HAS BIG GAME
Senior preseason All-SEC WR Ryan Swope had his first 100-yard game of season with 141 yards and a touchdown on five catches. It was Swope's 10th career game with 100 or more receiving yards, which is a school record. Swope was tied with all-time leading receiver Jeff Fuller at nine. The Aggies are 8-2 in Swope's 100-yard games.

MISCELLANEOUS
+ Two Aggie receivers had 100-yard receiving games in a same contest for the first time since Ryan Swope and Jeff Fuller did it against Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas in 2011. Swope had a team-high 141 yards on five catches, while freshman Thomas Johnson had five catches for 108 yards. It was Johnson's first 100-yard game of his career.
+ Texas A&M was one of just seven teams in NCAA FBS without a recovered fumble for the season, but that all changed when junior DE Damontre Moore forced a Knile Davis fumble and junior CB Tramain Jacobs returned it 24 yards for a touchdown. It was A&M's first fumble return for a score since DL Paul Freeney returned one 58 yards for a score against Army in 2008.
+ Senior safety Steven Terrell had two pickoffs for the second time in his career. He also had a two-interception game against Kanas in 2011. In his last seven games, all starts, Terrell has grabbed four pickoffs.
+ It was another big game from junior DE Damontre Moore, who filled the stat sheet with five tackles, including 2.5 for loss of yardage with a forced fumble and a QB pressure.
+ Junior safety Toney Hurd Jr. had a game-high and career-high 12 tackles against Arkansas.
+ Punter Ryan Epperson averaged 42.3 yards on three punts, and deposited two boots inside the Arkansas 20. He now has eight coffin corner kicks in 17 tries this season.
+ The Aggies posted their three longest offensive plays of 2012 against the Hogs -- an 80-yard TD catch and run by Ryan Swope, a 58-yard catch by freshman Thomas Johnson and a 52-yard run by redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel. Coming into today's game, A&M's long offensive play was a 50-yard TD run by Ben Malena vs. South Carolina State.
+ The Aggies scored 17 points off three takeaways against Arkansas. For the season, A&M has scored after every takeaway with four TDs and a field goal on five takeaways.
+ Aggies scored 20 points in the second quarter and have now outscored opponents 89-3 in the second stanza.

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. Arkansas won the toss and deferred to the second half. A&M received and defended the north goal.
+ Making his 2012 debut at 12th Man is defensive back C.J. JONES, a senior from Klein Forest HS in Houston. A veteran 12th Man, it will be Jones' 13 career starting assignment.




 
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