Sunday, October 20, 2013
Helmet stickers: Week 8
By Sam Khan Jr.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M suffered a narrow 45-41 defeat to Auburn on Saturday at Kyle Field, and while it was a tough loss for the Aggies, there were several good performances. Let's hand out some helmet stickers:
Mike Evans: The redshirt sophomore continues to wow the college football world. He said in the spring that the winning the Biletnikoff Award was one of his goals this season, and he certainly is putting himself in position for that. It's not inconceivable for someone to make the argument that he deserves some Heisman Trophy consideration, considering how dominant he has been. On Saturday, he caught 11 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns, beating his previous school record total of 279 set against Alabama on Sept. 14.
Johnny Manziel: The Heisman Trophy winner was once again huge for the Aggies. He was 28-of-38 passing for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 48 and a score (he lost 30 of those yards on two sacks on the final drive). He came back from what appeared to be a throwing shoulder injury suffered early in the fourth quarter to finish the game. He did have two first-half interceptions, but still had a tremendous overall performance.
Josh Lambo: He was perfect on point-after-touchdown kicks (5-for-5) and hit both of his field goal attempts, which were from 37 and 20 yards. It looks like the walk-on could be on his way to providing the Aggies some consistency in the kicking game, which they haven't had since Kevin Sumlin took over last year.