(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was questionable heading into the team’s game against Vanderbilt, but you’d never know watching him as he led the Aggies to a 56-24 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin didn’t even know if the Sophomore quarterback would be able play until pregame warm-ups. Manziel had been dealing with a right shoulder injury that he suffered the previous week.
But once the game started, Manziel was his usual self. He completed 25 of 35 passes for 305 yards, four touchdowns, and he also threw one interception.
“In my mind I was always going to play,” Manziel said. “It would take a lot to keep me off the field and away from these guys. They count on me to be there.”
Even though Vanderbilt lost, it was still a big day for wide receiver Jordan Matthews. On Saturday he became the SEC’s all-time leader in career yards receiving with 3,172. He passed former Georgia wide receiver Terrence Edwards, who set the mark back in 2002.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire