By now, everyone knows what Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel did to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday. If you don’t, shame on you. One of the most exciting players in college football may have ended the SEC’s streak of six consecutive BCS championships.
We won’t go writing that in stone just yet, however. There is still a lot of season left to play and Alabama may end up sitting in a spot to play for the national title if they take care of business in SEC Championship game.
The Aggies won its first-ever game in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, but that may not have been the only thing they did. Led by Manziel’s heroic performance, A&M may have moved themselves right in place for a BCS At-large bid. If they take care of their final opponents, which shouldn’t be a problem, the Aggies will finish the season at 10-2 with a resume good enough for them to receive a trip to a BCS bowl.
Not only would they travel well, bringing a boatload of fans, they score points in bunches and have arguably the most dynamic player in the land. Manziel may be two performances away from an invitation to the Heisman ceremony in New York, something that now seems likely after his show against the Tide.
It may be just the beginning for the Aggies and their new brand of football that exists in College Station. It doesn’t matter to them that there are talks of them being throw out of the SEC.
They can win anywhere.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.
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