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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Texas A&M awards tracker: Week 8

By Sam Khan Jr.

Each week throughout the season, GigEmNation will take a look at the Aggies players who are on awards watch lists and how they fare. Here's a glance what each player has accomplished after the Aggies' 24-19 loss to LSU:

WR Mike Evans, Fr.: Biletnikoff
Evans caught 6 passes for 76 yards in the loss to LSU. For the season he still leads the Aggies in receptions (42) and receiving yards (625).

CB Dustin Harris, Sr.: Hornung
Harris had 3 punt returns for a total of 16 yards. His longest return was 11 yards. On defense, he finished with 4 tackles and a pass breakup. For the year, Harris ranks 14th in the nation in punt return average (14.4 yards per return). He also leads the Aggies in pass breakups with 9.

QB Johnny Manziel, Fr.: O'Brien
The redshirt freshman quarterback was named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award on Monday. The O'Brien is an award for the nation's best quarterback. On Saturday he went 29-of-56 for 276 yards and 3 interceptions while rushing for 27 yards. For the season, Manziel is No. 3 nationally in total offense (379.9 yards per game), fourth in points responsible for per game (20.6) and 15th in passing yards per game(279.4). He's no. 1 among freshmen in all of those categories.

RB Christine Michael, Sr.: Maxwell, Doak Walker
Michael scored a touchdown for the second straight game and gained 27 yards on 8 carries. For the year he has 196 yards and 5 touchdowns on 49 carries.

DE Damontre Moore, Jr.: Hendricks
Moore led the Aggies in tackles again Saturday, recording 10. He also had 2 tackles for loss, a sack, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry. He now leads the country in tackles for loss (17) and sacks (9.5).

WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Nwachukwu caught two passes for 44 yards against LSU. For the season he's fourth on the team in catches with 13 and has 203 yards and 4 touchdowns as well.

LB Sean Porter, Sr.: Bednarik, Butkus
Porter had 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a sack against the Tigers. For the season, Porter is third on the team in tackles (40), has 3 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

WR Ryan Swope, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Swope caught 10 passes for 81 yards in the loss to LSU. He's second on the Aggies in receptions (30) for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns.