Louisiana Tech wanted to prove they could stand toe to toe with an SEC school and the Bulldogs did. It’s just the Texas A&M Aggies were just a little better.
For one thing Texas A&M has already made its mark in the SEC record book. Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel broke his own school and Southeastern Conference record for total offense with 576 total yards.
Manziel passed for 395 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 181 yards and three touchdowns. His 72 yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter was a thing of beauty and sealed the win for the Aggies.
"He is a very special player," Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes said. “We had a hard time adjusting to his speed early in the game. I thought our guys got more settled in and made some adjustments and made some plays in the second half. We just couldn't stop him in critical situations. That's what good players do, they make plays."
Check out the highlights from Shreveport. (Thanks KBTX-TV, Bryan – College Station, TX)
Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin was happy to escape Shreveport with a win. (Thanks 12thmanTV)
Next Saturday we will see if Texas A&M will be a player in the race for the SEC West title. LSU comes to College Station renewing that rivalry. Then its three straight road games at Auburn, at Mississippi State then at Alabama.
I believe that might qualify as a brutal stretch of road games.