(AP) Manziel leads A&M to 65-28 win over Sam Houston
By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
COLLEGE STATION, Texas
Johnny Manziel threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in less than three quarters to give No. 7 Texas A&M to a 65-28 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday night.
The Heisman Trophy-winner played about a quarter more than he did last week when he sat out the first half serving a suspension for what the school called an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs.
Texas A&M’s suspension-depleted defense was burned for several big plays by the Bearkats, the FCS runner-up the last two seasons, in the final tuneup before next week’s rematch with top-ranked Alabama.
Sam Houston’s Timothy Flanders had 170 yards rushing with two scores and added a TD reception.
Texas A&M’s Mike Evans had a career-high 155 yards receiving, Tra Carson ran for 51 with two touchdowns and Ben Malena had 68 yards rushing and a score.