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            === Manziel again masterful as Aggies rout Missouri ===
 
 College  Station, TX  (Sports Network)  - A  record-setting night  for "Johnny
 Football," another win for Texas A&M.
 
 Heisman  Trophy candidate  Johnny Manziel threw for three scores and ran for a
 pair  of  touchdowns, as the ninth-ranked  Aggies blew out Missouri, 59-29, in
 the final regular season game for both teams.
 
 Manziel,  who  came into Saturday having  already broken the school record for
 total offense in a season, eclipsed the SEC mark for total offense. He entered
 with  4,161 yards and  needed only 167 to break 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam
 Newton's  mark for  most offense.  Manziel completed  32-of-44 passes  for 372
 yards and an interception, and ran 12 times for 67 yards.
 
 Texas  A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC) wrapped up its first regular season in the SEC with
 five  consecutive  victories. Included  in that  streak was  a stunning win at
 then-No.  1 Alabama on  Nov. 10. This is the Aggies' first 10-win season since
 1998.
 
 "Coming into the year, we really didn't care what everyone else's expectations
 were.  We  had a lot of  work to do  and we still  have work to do," Texas A&M
 coach  Kevin  Sumlin said. "The biggest  concern from everybody except for the
 people  in this  room was whether we  could compete in the SEC. In Birmingham,
 the three main questions were 'You guys don't have a quarterback, your offense
 is  a question mark and you're thin in the defensive front - How are you going
 to compete in the SEC?' I think that these guys kind of took that to heart and
 they  set a tone for this program that 'You know what, not only can we compete
 but  we can  win.' We  have a  process that's  in place  now that  our current
 players understand."
 
 The Aggies received a scare with under four minutes left in the first quarter,
 when  Manziel appeared  to injure his left knee while running for seven yards.
 He  was tackled  by defensive  back E.J.  Gaines, who  grabbed onto  Manziel's
 leg and twisted the knee.
 
 On the next play, Christine Michael broke free for a 38-yard touchdown run for
 a 21-0 Aggies lead.
 
 Manziel went immediately to the sideline and later departed to the locker room
 and was fitted with a knee brace. Jameill Showers was under center for part of
 the ensuing offensive series, and Manziel returned to the field as time in the
 first quarter expired.
 
 Corbin  Berkstresser finished 20-of-38 for a career-high 276 yards with a pair
 of  touchdowns  and an interception  for Missouri  (5-7, 2-6), which failed to
 become eligible for a bowl after losing three of its final four contests.
 
 "It  was perfect storm in the wrong way," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "We
 couldn't get off the field on defense, and offensively we had our struggles as
 we've had all year. That combination is not very good."
 
 Manziel's  4-yard  TD  pass  to  Ryan  Swope  extended  the  margin  to  28-0.
 The  Aggies  then forced  a  turnover,  and  Manziel escaped  pressure  before
 throwing  a 5-yard TD  strike to Mike Evans to move the lead to 35-0 with 7:23
 remaining in the opening half.
 
 Nearly  four minutes later,  Manziel used his swift feet again to avoid a sack
 and  threw an 8-yard  TD pass to Uzoma Nwachukwu in the left corner of the end
 zone for a 42-0 cushion.
 
 Kendial  Lawrence scored  on a 4-yard run  in the final minute of the half for
 the Tigers.
 
 Manziel  scored on an 18-yard run in the third quarter and L'Damian Washington
 caught a 74-yard TD pass for Mizzou.
 
 Berkstresser  rushed one yard for a score in the fourth quarter and also threw
 a 25-yard scoring strike to Dorial Green-Beckham.
 
 Manziel added a 1-yard TD run with 12:07 left, and received a standing ovation
 after being removed from the game with under nine minutes to go.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Texas A&M leads the all-time series 8-5, ending a three-game winning streak by
 the  Tigers ... The Aggies had 647 yards of offense and were 12-of-16 on third
 downs ... Malcome Kennedy had seven receptions for 110 yards for Texas A&M.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/25 01:43:44 ET