|The chase for the 2012 Heisman Trophy
Game by game account of his 2012 season that ended with Manziel setting the SEC's
total offense single-season record
|9/8 vs. Florida
||In a 20-17 season opening loss, Manziel completed 23 of 30 passes for 173 yards
with no TDs or INT's. He also gained 60 yards and 1 TD on 17 carries.
||In a day that was all Aggies, Manziel completed 20 of 36 passes for 294 yards and 4
scores. Johnny "Football" flashed his rushing skills with 124 yards and 2 TDs on 13
carries as Texas A&M blew out the Mustangs 48-3
|9/22 vs. South Carolina St.
||Texas A&M easily handled this opponent 70-14 as Manziel completed 15 of 20
passes for 174 yards and 3 TDs. Manziel ran 8 times for 78 yards and 2 scores.
|9/29 vs. Arkansas
||On a dominating day that saw the Aggies destroy the Razorbacks, Manziel connected
on 29 of 38 throws for 453 yards and 3 TDs. The Aggies QB also crossed the goal
line once while gaining 104 yards on 14 carries.
|10/6 vs. Ole Miss
||On a night when all seemed lost, Manziel engineered a last-minute comeback
against the Rebels in Oxford. After overcoming early turnovers, the Aggies QB wound
up completing 17 of 26 passes for 191 yards, 1 TD and 2 picks. Manziel also rushed
for 129 yards and 1 score on 20 carries.
|1013 @ Louisiana Tech
||In a 59-57 shootout win over the Bulldogs, Manziel completed 24 of 40 passes for 395
yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. The freshman signal caller also ran for a season-high 189
yards and 3 scores against No. 23 ranked Tech. Manziel's 576 yards of total offense
broke Texas A&M and SEC single game records.
|10/20 vs. LSU
||With the No. 6 ranked Tigers in College Station, Manziel completed 29-56 passes for
276 yards, 0 TDs and 3 INT's. While defeating the Aggies 24-19, the stout LSU
defense limited the Aggies dual-threat QB to a mere 27 yards on 17 carries.
|10/27 @ Auburn
||Texas A&M got back in the win column in dominating fashion with a 63-21 win over the
Tigers. Manziel completed 16 of 23 throws for 260 yards and 2 TDs. The Kerrville,
Texas product also rushed 9 times for 90 yards while making 3 trips to the end zone.
With the Aggies easily outshining Auburn, Manziel played into the 3Q before subbing
out. In the 8 possessions he led, the Aggies offense scored 7 TDs.
|11/3 @ Mississippi State
||In a monster performance against the No. 15 ranked Bulldogs, the emerging
Heisman candidate connected on 30 of 36 passes for 311 yards and rushed for 2
scores and 129 yards on 21 carries. With much more football left to play in 2012,
Johnny "Football" earned the most games of 300 yards passing and 100 yards
rushing in a single season since 2000.
|11/10 @ Alabama
||While Manziel may have entered this game against top-ranked Alabama as a Heiman
pretender in the eyes of some pundits, his incredible national TV performance against
Bama vaulted him to serious Heisman contender status. During the Aggies 29-24
upset win over the defending national champions, Manziel completed 24 of 31
passes for 253 yards and 2 TDs. He also added 92 yards on 18 carries.
|11/17 vs. Sam Houston St.
||With the Aggies easily rolling over the Bearkats 47-28, Manziel completed 14 of 20
passes for 267 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. The Texas A&M QB also ran 16 times for 100
yards and 2 scores. The only negative on the day was Manziel's attempting a PAT,
only to have it sale wide right. In the contest, Johnny "Football" broke the NCAA
freshmen QB rushing record of 1,029 yards that had been held by Missouri's Brad
Smith since 2002. He also became the Aggies leader in single season total offense
with 4,161 yards. The dual-threat QB also became just the 5th player in FBS history
with 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yard rushing in a season.
|11/24 vs. Missouri
||In Texas A&M's regular season finale, Manziel led the No. 9 ranked Aggies to a 59-29
win over Missouri while connecting on 32 off 44 passes for 372 yards, 3 TDs and 1
INT. The Aggies signal caller also ran 12 times for 67 yards and 2 TDs. Manziel led
Texas A&M to touchdowns on their first six drives to take a 42-7 halftime lead. The
Aggies QB was knocked out of action briefly in the 2Q, but returned to action sporting a
became the SEC's single-season leader in that category.