Trailing by one midway through the second quarter, Landry Jones had Oklahoma on another time-consuming drive intended to keep the electric Johnny Manziel on the sidelines.
But facing a second-and-long, Jones took his shotgun snap, stepped up in the pocket and fired a pass down the sidelines to what was supposed to be an uncovered Kenny Stills. Instead, Texas A&M’s Dustin Harris looked off a separate “in” route intended to bait him inside and slunk underneath the “smash” pattern to pick off the pass, changing the entire game’s dynamic.
The phenomenon of Johnny Football only grew bigger after Friday night’s 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Freshman Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel established a Cotton Bowl record with 516 total yards to lead the Texas A&M Aggies to a 41-13 victory over Oklahoma in front of 87,025 people at Cowboys Stadium to claim the J. Curtis Sanford Offensive MVP honor for his performance.
Manziel accounted for four touchdowns – two rush and two pass – as well as set the FBS record for rush yards by a quarterback in a bowl game with a 229.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops along with the complete Sooners’ team visited patients at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas on Wednesday afternoon as part of activities surrounding the 77th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
John Stuart of the Cotton Bowl Council along with Children’s Medical Center President and CEO Chris Durovich welcomed the Sooners to the Center’s Butterfly Atrium, where the team interacted with patients, signed autographs and took photos.
DALLAS – Head coach Kevin Sumlin and the entire Texas A&M Aggie squad, visited the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Monday afternoon as part of the activities surrounding the 77th annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Texas Scottish Rite President and graduate of Texas A&M, Bob Walker welcomed the ninth-ranked Aggies to the hospital’s atrium, where the team interacted with patients and their family members.
11-year old Eva Trujillo along with Walker presented a framed drawing to Coach Sumlin.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic’s rich lineage of Heisman Trophy winners participating in the historic postseason game will continue with the addition of the most recent recipient, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who will lead the ninth-ranked Aggies against No. 11 Oklahoma on January 4th at Cowboys Stadium.
A couple of past winners, John David Crow and Billy Sims, will team up with the newest member of the exclusive fraternity to further enhance the Heisman experience for fans on game day.
FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Oklahoma will televise a 30-minute special previewing the 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Jan. 4 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington pitting No. 9 Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel against No. 11 Oklahoma.
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Preview premieres Sunday, Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. CT with several replays scheduled leading up to the game.
Longtime Cotton Bowl radio announcer Brad Sham will host the program that will feature guest appearances by Texas A&M freshman quarterback Manziel and Big 12 Conference and Oklahoma career passing leader Landry Jones.
One of two juniors on the Capital One Division I Academic All-America® football first team, Ikard is a multidisciplinary studies major with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. A three-year starter on the Sooners’ offensive line, he has played guard and center during his career. Honored as a first team All-Big 12 selection as a junior, the Oklahoma City, Okla. native, has started 36 of 38 career games. He helped Oklahoma post a10-2 record and earn a share of the Big 12 title.
College football set an historic milestone on Saturday night when Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
Manziel was named as the 78th recipient of the Heisman Trophy presented by the Heisman Trust of New York City in an award’s ceremony held at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.
With the coveted trophy now in hand, Manziel and his Texas A&M teammates turn their sights upon Arlington, Texas, where the Aggies will face No.
Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who has served as a protector and blocker for Heisman Trophy finalist Johnny Manziel, was named the 67th winner of the Outland Trophy on Thursday night.
The 6-6, 310-pound junior from Arlington, Texas, was revealed as the 2012 Outland winner on ESPN during "The Home Depot College Football Awards" from the Atlantic Dance Hall at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The FWAA selects the Outland Trophy winner from interior linemen on its All-America team, which will be announced next Friday, Dec.
The Davey O’Brien Foundation today announced Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel as the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Winner. Todd Blackledge, the 1982 Davey O’Brien Winner, presented the award to Manziel during The Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will be honored at the 36th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 18, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Manziel was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien along with Kansas State’s Collin Klein and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named one of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which is given annually to college football’s most outstanding player.
Named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press on Monday, Manziel will be joined in New York City by fellow finalists Manti Te’o of Notre Dame and 2012 Classic participant Collin Klein of Kansas State.
“I’m overwhelmed by this tremendous honor of representing Texas A&M, the 12th Man and all my teammates in New York,” Manziel said.
Johnny “Football” Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies are coming to Cowboys Stadium to face Landry Jones and the Oklahoma Sooners in a battle of top-ranked teams in the 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
“We hit a home run today,” Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic said. “When our Team Selection Committee met for the first time a few weeks ago, we circled this matchup as the one we most wanted, and the cards fell in our favor today.
XOS Digital, Inc., the leading provider of sports video technology, today announced the debut of the official AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic mobile and tablet applications as well as the official OnDemand store located at www.attcottonbowlondemand.com. The new digital platforms provide fans with original and exclusive Cotton Bowl content dating back to 1937. The announcement was made today by Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital.
“XOS Digital’s high-quality video brings the Cotton Bowl Classic’s rich history to life as fans can relive their favorite sports moments from over the decades,” McCleary said.
With just a few weeks left in the college football regular season, final preparations are being made for the 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. The teams will be announced on Sunday, December 2nd. Going into Thanksgiving weekend, the possibilities for the 2013 Classic are still numerous.
On the Big 12 side, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State are at the top of the team selection board. Across the ball, the SEC representative could come from a pool that includes LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
The Field & Mary Scovell Scholarship Foundation today announced that 15 individual $4,000 grants will be awarded this spring to North Texas students with leadership abilities, high moral character, demonstrated financial need, and a connection to sports.
Applications for 2013 Scovell Scholarship Foundation grants are now available online at www.scovellscholarships.