Fast facts about Texas A&M's victory

January, 4, 2013
Some fast facts as Texas A&M rolled to a 41-13 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night at Cowboys Stadium.

  • Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel set a Cotton Bowl record with 516 total yards from scrimmage, breaking the old record of 407 with 3:55 remaining in the THIRD quarter. He finished with 287 passing yards (2 TDs) and 229 rushing yards (2 TDs).

  • Manziel's 229 rushing yards set an all-time FBS bowl record for QBs. It also was the fourth-best rushing performance in Cotton Bowl history, regardless of position. Fifth on the list -- former Texas running back Ricky Williams (202).

  • More Johnny Football: According to ESPN Stats & Information, Manziel became just the second player with 200-plus rushing yards and 200-plus passing yards in a bowl game. The other: Texas QB Vince Young in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

  • Manziel became just the fourth player in FBS history to rush for 20+ touchdowns and pass for 20+ touchdowns, joining Tim Tebow (Florida), Cam Newton (Auburn) and Colin Kaepernick (Nevada).

  • A&M became the first SEC school to surpass 7,000 yards of offense in a season, gaining 400+ yards in their final 12 games. The 599 yards against the Sooners set a Cotton Bowl record, breaking an 18-year-old mark set by Southern Cal (578) against Texas Tech in 1995.

  • The Aggies captured back-to-back bowl wins for the first time since the 1940 Sugar Bowl (14-13 over Tulane) and the 1941 Cotton Bowl (13-12 over Fordham).

  • Kevin Sumlin becomes the first A&M coach to win 11 games in his first season. D.X. Bible (1917) and R.C. Slocum (1989) won eight games.

  • The Aggies record 11 wins for the first time since 1998, when A&M finished 11-3 under Slocum.

  • With the Aggies' win, the SEC improves 28-18 in 46 all-time bowl matchups against Big 12 teams.

  • A&M improves to 5-8 in Cotton Bowl appearances dating to 1941, and 15-19 overall in bowl games. Only Texas (22 games) has appeared in more Cotton Bowls.

  • Teams from the state of Texas improved to 12-1 in bowl games over the past two seasons, with the only loss coming by TCU in this season's Holiday Bowl.


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