Johnny Manziel’s Heisman Hopes Dashed in Loss to LSU
Johnny Manziel’s hopes of a second consecutive Heisman trophy were dashed on Saturday afternoon as his Aggies were on the receiving of a 34-10 beatdown in Baton Rouge. The combination of wet, windy conditions and a stout LSU defense proved to be too much for Johnny Football as he experienced one of the most frustrating games of his illustrious career.
Manziel was unimpressive through the air, going 16-41 for 224 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions as Texas A&M dropped their third conference game of the season while falling to 8-3 overall.
Failing to adjust to the unpleasant weather conditions, Manziel was plagued by errant throws and drops by his receiving corps all day long.
Manziel and the Aggies had opportunities in the third quarter to keep things close, however the vaunted Texas A&M attack proved to be overmatched against the young LSU defense. In fact, the Tigers were the first team since September of 2012 to hold Manziel scoreless in the first quarter and they also ended the Aggies’ 13-game streak of scoring 40 or more points.
With the odds of winning a second consecutive Heisman trophy already stacked against him, this late-season loss should send Johnny Football’s 2013 Heisman hopes off into the sunset.