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September 22, 2013

Notes after A&M's win over SMU

Notes and facts from Texas A&M's Sports Information Department after A&M's 42-13 win over SMU:

About the Win...

+ The No. 10 Aggies improved to 3-1 with tonight's 42-13 win over SMU.

+ The win closed out a four-game season-opening homestand. The Aggies head to Fayetteville next Saturday for the first time since 1990 for their first road game of the 2013 season.

+ It was the 49th win of Kevin Sumlin's career as a head coach (sixth season).

+ It was A&M's fifth straight win over SMU dating back to 1994's 21-21 tie in the Alamodome.

+ The win improved A&M's record against SMU to 44-29-7.

+ Tonight's win was the Aggies' third against non-conference schools from the state of Texas. A&M hasn't lost at Kyle Field to a Texas non-conference school since 1954.

scoring record

+ The Aggies scored 42 points against SMU, giving them 40-plus scoring efforts in each of their first four games of 2013, which had never been accomplished in school history.

Sellouts record

+ Tonight's crowd of 86,542 was the 18th straight sellout at Kyle Field, which is a school record.

Johnny stuff

+ Sophomore QB Johnny Manziel generated 346 total yards and three touchdowns with 246 passing and 102 rushing.

+ Manziel now has at least one rushing and passing TD in 11 of 17 career games.

+ It was the seventh time in Manziel's 17-game career that he's passed for 200+ and rushed for 100+ in a game.

+ Manziel had a pair of seven-yard rushing TDs against SMU, which tie for the Aggies' longest TD rush of the season.

+ Responsible for three TDs against SMU (two via rush, one via pass), Manziel surpassed the 60-TD plateau in touchdown responsibility and now has 62 for his career.

+ According to ESPN Stats and Info, Manziel has nine career games with at least 200 passing yards, one passing TD and one rushing TD, which is the most by any player in NCAA FBS since the beginning of 2012.


+ The 46-yard catch by sophomore WR Mike Evans was his ninth 30-plus yard catch of the season.

+ Evans finished the game with two catches for 57 yards, marking the first time that he's not had at least four catches in a game during his career.

+ Junior PK Josh Lambo booted his first career FG with a 40-yarder in the third quarter. Lambo, a walkon, was a first-round draft pick of FC Dallas in the 2008 Major League Soccer SuperDraft as a goalie.

+ Senior DB Tramain Jacobs led the team with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops. He is the fifth different player to lead the Aggies in tackles this season. The others were: Darian Claiborne (11 vs. Rice), Howard Matthews and Clay Honeycutt (7 vs. SHSU) and Steven Jenkins (13 vs. Alabama).

12th Man, polo, game captains

+ For the fourth straight game, sophomore defensive back Sam Moeller (pronounced Miller) was the 12th Man.

+ Wearing the #90 jersey in memory of fallen teammate Polo Manukainiu was sophmore DE Julien Obioha (normally wears #95). Manukainiu died in a tragic car accident last summer.

+ The Aggies' permanent team captains of seniors Ben Malena, Toney Hurd Jr. and Jake Matthews won the toss, and deferred to the second half.

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