Final score: Texas A&M 65, SAm houston State 28
ABout the win...
+ The Aggies moved to 2-0, and are now 12-0 all-time against Sam Houston State.
+ It was the eighth straight win for the Aggies, which is the longest winning streak since 1998 when they won 10 straight games after dropping the season-opener to Florida State in the Kickoff Classic.
+ The Aggies haven’t lost to a non-conference team from Texas since 1954.
+ With 65 points vs. Sam Houston State, Texas A&M has scored 50-plus points in the first two games of a season four times in its history: 2013, 1997, 1917 and 1912.
about the offense...
+ A&M’s 714 total yards tied for fourth-most in school history.
Most Total Offense in a Game
774 (76 plays) Louisiana-Lafayette, 1990
719 (73 plays) Baylor, 2003
716 (79 plays) Arkansas, 2012
714 (87 plays) Sam Houston State, 2013
714 (62 plays) SMU, 2005
705 (103 plays) TCU, 1986
702 (84 plays) Tulsa, 1985
+ The Aggies generated 38 first downs, which tied the school mark set against TCU in 1986.
+ The Aggies gained 714 total yards, marking their school-record 14th straight game with 400-plus yards.
+ The Aggies passed for 500 yards, setting a new school record. A&M’s previous best was 498 yards against Arkansas on September 29, 2012.
+ Sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel, in his 14th start of his career, riddled the Sam Houston State defense for 462 total yards (426 pass/36 rush), which was the fifth-best total offense game in school history. Manziel owns four of the top five efforts, including the top three (576 vs Louisiana Tech; 557 vs Arkansas; 516 vs Oklahoma).
+ Manziel’s 426-yard passing effort was the second of his career, and ranked No. 3 in school history. Manziel now owns two of the top three passing games in school history.
+ Manziel surpassed the 4,000-yard mark in career passing yards in his 15th game, which is the fastest in school history.
+ Manziel generated four TDS vs. the BearKats -- three passing and one via rush. His career TD responsibility stands at 54 (32 pass, 22 pass) in 15 games.
400-yard passing games
Johnny Manziel 453 vs. Arkansas, 2012
Ryan Tannehill 449 vs. Texas Tech, 2010
Johnny Manziel 426 vs. Sam Houston St., 2013
Jerrod Johnson 419 vs. Kansas State, 2008
Ryan Tannehill 415 vs. Baylor, 2011
Jerrod Johnson 409 at Oklahoma State, 2010
+ Mike Evans caught seven passes for a career-high 155 yards.
+ Evans has caught at least four passes in all 15 of his career games.
+ Evans moved into 15th place on A&M’s list for career receiving yards with 1,344.
+ Evans also moved into 15th place on A&M’s list for career receptions with 95.
+ Sophomore Tra Carson registered 51 rushing yards and two TDs on nine carries. It marked his second consecutive game with two rushing TDs.
notes & trends
+ Taylor Bertolet forced touchbacks on nine of his 10 kickoffs on for the evening. For his career, he has registered a touchback on 78-of-121 kickoffs.
+ With their two INTs, the Aggies posted multiple interceptions in a game for the fifth time during the Sumlin era. They also had two INTs against Rice in the season opener.
+ Nate Askew returned an INT 30 yards for a touchdown. It marked his second career TD, the other coming on a pass reception in 2011. It marked A&M’s first interception return for a TD since Steven Jenkins’ 37-yard return at Ole Miss on Oct. 6, 2012.
+ The Aggies converted on 11-for-15 third down conversions, including 9-for-10 in the first half.
+ Sabian Holmes, Ja’Quay Williams, Brandon Williams and Travis Labhart all recorded their first career TD receptions.
+ Kenny Williams was 5-for-6 with 74 yards and one TD in his debut, including 2-for-2 for 52 yards and a TD pass on his first drive.
12th Man, polo, game captains
+ For the second straight game, sophomore defensive back Sam Moeller will be the 12th Man.
+ Wearing the #90 jersey in memory of fallen teammate Polo Manukainiu is junior defensive end Tyrell Taylor (normally wears #35). Manukainiu died in a tragic car accident last summer.