No team beats Johnny Football like LSU.
The No. 18 Tigers rolled up more than 300 yards rushing, and their defense stuffed Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M’s high-octane offense, pounding the No. 9 Aggies 34-10 Saturday evening in a wet, chilly Tiger Stadium.
Tailback Terrence Magee set a career high with more than 130 yards rushing as LSU (8-3, 4-3 SEC) kept hopes alive for a top-tier SEC bowl and a school-record double-digit win season.
The Tigers did in style, turning a 21-10 halftime lead into a second-half rout with a bruising running game a stiff defense. For the second straight season, they toppled Manziel. On national television, its suffocating D likely ended any Heisman repeat hopes for Manziel, and provided a restless LSU fan base with a much needed ‘W.’
LSU had lost two of three and had not beat a major conference team with a winning record since a mid-September victory over Auburn.
Manziel finished 16 of 41 for 224 yards and was picked off twice.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw two touchdowns to Jarvis Landry, but LSU’s runners were key, keeping Manziel off the field for long stretches of the second half by churning yards.