Helmet stickers: Week 3
September, 15, 2013
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M dropped a 49-42 decision to Alabama on Saturday at Kyle Field in a game filled with momentum shifts, memorable plays and a lot of drama. Time to give out some helmet stickers for strong performances, even in defeat:
- Mike Evans: Wow. What a performance by the sophomore receiver. It's hard to believe that he played only one year of varsity football at Galveston (Texas) Ball High. He set the A&M record for most receiving yards in a game, catching seven passes for 279 yards and a touchdown. He caught four of those passes for 135 yards in the first quarter alone. He routinely beat man-to-man coverage and was a nightmare for the Crimson Tide secondary to defend. He's big, physical, a great blocker in the running game and he even showed a little speed in beating the Tide's defensive backs one-on-one. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, he certainly has the look of a future NFL player.
- Johnny Manziel: The Heisman Trophy winner set a school record for passing yards with 464, beating his old school record of 453 set last season against Arkansas. He threw for five touchdowns and ran for 98 yards, but did have two interceptions. Still, without his play, the Aggies wouldn't have been able to hang in the ballgame.
- Malcome Kennedy: The junior receiver caught three touchdowns -- all in the second half -- and finished with six grabs for 57 yards. His touchdown grabs were key in the Aggies' comeback attempt in the second half.
Section Of Kyle Field Imploded For Renovations
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State