Sunday, October 13, 2013
Week 7 helmet stickers
By Sam Khan Jr.
For the second straight season, Texas A&M had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to pull out a thrilling win in Oxford, this time escaping Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a 41-38 win over Ole Miss on Saturday. Let's take a look at some of the standouts for the No. 9 Aggies in the win:
Johnny Manziel: What else is there to say at this point about Manziel? He was beat up, tweaking his left knee and playing the rest of the game with a brace and taking some hits from the Ole Miss defense in the fourth quarter, but he still managed 470 total offensive yards. He threw for 346 and ran for 124 and two touchdowns and led A&M on the game-winning scoring drive.
Josh Lambo: Last year, the college football world had no idea who this walk-on kicker was and now he's responsible for field goals for the Aggies. On Saturday, he delivered the biggest field goal of his career to date, putting a 33-yard attempt through the uprights as time expired to give A&M the win. The fact that Kevin Sumlin and the coaching staff was confident enough to let time tick off the clock and leave the game in the hands of Lambo speaks volumes, especially after the struggles A&M had in the kicking game with Lambo's predecessor, Taylor Bertolet.
Travis Labhart: The former walk-on did enough to earn himself a scholarship prior to this season and he has been proving his worth, contributing earlier this season on punt returns and in the passing game. On Saturday, he had career highs in catches (eight) and receiving yards (97) and led the team in both categories. His emergence was key on a night that was relatively quiet for sophomore Mike Evans (four catches, 46 yards), who was banged up against Arkansas and is still working his way toward being full strength.