Monday, October 8, 2012
Manziel named SEC Co-Freshman of Week
By Sam Khan Jr.
Johnny Manziel passed for 191 yards and rushed for 129 yards against Ole Miss.
Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel was named Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week by the league office on Monday for his performance in the Aggies' 30-27 win over Mississippi on Saturday.
Manziel was 17-of-26 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 129 yards and a score on 20 carries. He turned the ball over three times but overcame the miscues to lead a comeback from a 27-17 deficit in the fourth quarter, engineering two scoring drives in the final eight minutes.
Nationally, Manziel ranks as the top freshman quarterback in rushing, passing efficiency, total offense and points responsible for. For the year, Manziel has thrown for 1,285 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 495 yards and seven more scores.