=== Manziel, Aggies get right back on track with rout of SMU ===
 
 College Station, TX (Sports Network) - Texas A&M had a significant drop-off in
 competition,  but the 10th-ranked Aggies experienced no letdown in a 42-13 win
 over SMU.
 
 Coming  off  last week's  tough setback  to No.  1 Alabama, quarterback Johnny
 Manziel  ran for  two touchdowns and threw for another score while sitting out
 the majority of the second half on Saturday.
 
 Manziel completed 14-of-21 passes for 244 yards with an interception and added
 102  yards rushing  for Texas A&M (3-1).  Ben Malena carried the ball 13 times
 for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
 
 "I  thought our  guys ran  the ball  well," said  Texas A&M  head coach  Kevin
 Sumlin.  "Played  a lot of guys,  got some good  production out of some of the
 young guys."
 
 Garrett  Gilbert finished  with 310 yards, a touchdown and one interception on
 37-of-62 passing for the Mustangs (1-2).
 
 "We  didn't handle the crowd noise very well," SMU head coach June Jones said.
 "We had seven or eight offside penalties that set us back. It is frustrating."
 
 The  Aggies'  first two  drives of  the game  totaled 12  plays and ended with
 rushing  touchdowns  by  Malena  and  Manziel. Texas  A&M  then  recovered  an
 onside kick, but Manziel wound up being picked off by Hayden Greenbauer in the
 red zone.
 
 SMU  came away with  points following the turnover as Chase Hover kicked a 42-
 yard field goal with nine seconds to play in the opening quarter.
 
 Texas  A&M scored  three second-quarter  touchdowns  and each  time failed  to
 convert  the  extra point. Manziel  threw a  16-yard scoring strike to Malcome
 Kennedy and ran seven yards into the end zone before Deshazor Everett returned
 a Jeremiah Gaines fumble 12 yards to paydirt.
 
 Taylor  Bertolet  missed twice on  the point-after try  and Josh Lambo had his
 attempt blocked.
 
 Hover  drilled  a 47-yarder  to close out  the half, and  Manziel led one more
 drive  following the  break. Malena capped the 8-play, 78-yard sequence with a
 short TD run.
 
 Lambo  made  a 40-yard field  goal in the waning  seconds of the third quarter
 before  the  Mustangs  finally  reached  the end  zone  on  Gilbert's  31-yard
 connection with Keenan Holman.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Aggies are  now 12-0-1  against their  former Southwest  Conference rival
 since  1984  ... Texas  A&M opened  a season  with four straight 40-plus-point
 games for the first team in program history ... The Aggies haven't lost a non-
 conference home game to a Texas school since 1954.
 
 
 
 09/22 00:49:29 ET