Johnny "Football" and Texas A&M Headed Into Death Valley To Face #22 LSU
#12 Texas A&M Aggies 8-2 (4-2 SEC) vs. #22 LSU Tigers 7-3 (3-3 SEC) 3:30 pm
The last time Johnny Manziel faced the LSU Tigers, the freshman quarterback was making his 7 career start in his Heisman campaign. Manziel started very fast in leading the Aggies to a 12-0 early second quarter lead. However, in the second half the Tigers dominant pass rush led by defensive ends Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo,LSU was able to keep Manziel in the pocket and force him to make quick decisions. This season Manziel has had another year to mature and this should be a great game.This game features three of the SEC's elite wide receivers and points should be at a premium in this game.
LSU has two of the most physical wide receivers in the SEC (Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry) and will be looking to make a statement to the Aggie's defense. A&M has a superstar in WR Mike Evans and this dynamic duo will be looking to showcase their skills in this matchup.
-A&M is 5th in the nation in scoring offense averaging 49.2 points per game.
-A&M is averaging 379.2 passing yards per game and is 6th in the country.
-A&M is averaging 198.8 rushing yards per game and has a solid RB in Ben Malena (9TD's).
-A&M big play threat WR Mike Evans has 1,263 receiving yards (22.2 ypc) and 12 TD's.
-A&M is giving up 30.9 points per game on defense.
-A&M only two losses are to #1 Bama by 7 points and #6 Auburn by 4 points.
-A&M defense has 17 sacks though 10 games.
-A&M defense is allowing 243.7 passing yards per game.
-A&M defense is giving up 210.7 rushing yards per game.
-A&M is +2 in turnover margin.
-LSU is averaging 37.9 points per game (21st in nation).
-LSU is 31st in the nation in passing offense (275.6 yds per game).
-LSU is averaging 184.8 rushing yards per game (52nd overall).
-LSU QB Mettenberger has completed 65.7 % with 20 TD's and 7 INT's .
-LSU WR Landry and Beckham have a combined 114 receptions with 16 TD's.
-LSU defense is giving up 23.5 points per game.
-LSU is giving up 152.9 rushing yards per game.
-LSU is giving up 200.8 passing yards per game.
-LSU is -4 in turnover margin in 2013.
-LSU defense has 21 sacks through 10 games.
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