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                 === No. 9 Texas A&M rallies past Ole Miss ===
 
 Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - The aura of Johnny Football began in Oxford a
 little over a year ago.
 
 Texas A&M needed Johnny Manziel's heroics again on Saturday.
 
 Josh  Lambo's 33-yard  field goal as time  expired helped No. 9 Texas A&M down
 Ole Miss, 41-38, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
 
 Trailing  38-31  after Bo Wallace  found a streaking  Jaylen Walton on a wheel
 route  along  the right  sideline with  6:05 remaining  in the fourth, Manziel
 helped the Aggies (5-1, 2-1 SEC) post the last 10 points of the game.
 
 Manziel  sprinted  up the  middle  for  a  13-yard  gain on  4th-and-7  before
 hitting Mike Evans on a crossing route for 26 yards down to the Rebels' 6-yard
 line on Texas A&M's ensuing touch.
 
 Manziel  rolled right a play later, put the brakes on, reversed field and took
 off  toward the left  pylon before diving in for the score to tie it with 3:07
 left.
 
 Following  a  Rebels (3-3,  1-3) three-and-out,  Texas A&M regained possession
 with  2:33 to play. Manziel ran for gains of 12 and 13 yards before Tra Carson
 picked up eight yards on 3rd-and-1 later in the drive to set up Lambo's boot.
 
 "It  feels so  great, not  to  kick the  game-winning  field goal,  but to  do
 something to help my teammates and reward their effort," Lambo said.
 
 Manziel  rallied the  unranked Aggies from a 10-point fourth-quarter hole last
 year  as he  led  a pair  of  touchdown drives  to improve  Texas  A&M to  4-1
 following a 30-27 triumph over the Rebels on Oct. 6.
 
 The  reigning Heisman  Trophy winner was 31-of-39 passing for 346 yards and an
 interception  and added 113 yards rushing and two scores on 18 carries for the
 Aggies,  who  have won  three straight  since losing  to top-ranked Alabama on
 Sept. 14.
 
 Ben Malena totaled 72 yards rushing on 16 totes in the triumph.
 
 Wallace  completed 22-of-36  passes for 301 yards with three touchdowns and an
 interception  for  Ole Miss, which has  dropped three consecutive tilts on the
 heels of a 3-0 start.
 
 Backup  signal caller Barry Brunetti was 3-of-4 for 28 yards with a pair of TD
 passes  and  added 24  yards on  the ground on  five carries. Laquon Treadwell
 hauled in eight passes for 77 yards and two scores, while Vince Sanders had 90
 yards receiving and a touchdown on three catches in defeat.
 
 Ole  Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant was carted off on a stretcher during the
 fourth quarter after delivering a hit to Manziel following a scramble.
 
 "Not  really sure  what the injury is,"  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said.
 "It looked like he had some movement to me. We're hopeful and we'll be praying
 for him."
 
 Malena  scampered  in from seven  yards out on the  Aggies' first drive of the
 game   to   open  the  scoring  and   their  defense  stuffed  Brunetti  on  a
 quarterback keeper on a 4th-and-1 to give them the ball at the Ole Miss 45.
 
 Lambo, though, missed a 36-yard field goal.
 
 Manziel  temporarily left the game on that drive after tweaking his left knee.
 He  tumbled to  the ground and immediately clutched it after releasing a throw
 downfield  following a rollout  to his left. He stayed on the ground for a few
 minutes before walking off the field with the help of trainers.
 
 A  wide-open Sanders broke free for a 70-yard score along the left sideline to
 get  the Rebels on the board late in the first before Trey Williams ran in for
 an 18-yard score to put Texas A&M back in front on its ensuing march.
 
 Andrew  Ritter's  42-yard field goal in  the second accounted for the period's
 only points as Ole Miss trailed, 14-10, at the break.
 
 Manziel  ran in from  five yards out on the Aggies' initial touch of the third
 to  give them a 21-10 advantage, but Ole Miss answered with a 14-play, 75-yard
 trek that was concluded when Brunetti fired a 16-yard TD strike to Treadwell.
 
 After  Manziel  was intercepted  in the  end zone  by Keith  Lewis late in the
 third,  the Aggies'  Darian  Claiborne returned  the favor  as  he picked  off
 Wallace  three plays  later. Lambo split the  uprights from 37 yards out a bit
 later to give the Aggies a 24-17 margin early in the fourth.
 
 Brunetti  hit Evan  Engram for a 9-yard  score on the Rebels' next sequence to
 tie the contest with 12:10 remaining.
 
 Manziel,  though, fumbled two offensive snaps later and Trae Elston pounced on
 the  loose  ball at the Texas  A&M 41. Wallace connected with I'Tavius Mathers
 for  a  21-yard gain before  finding Treadwell for a  19-yard score to put Ole
 Miss in front.
 
 Williams capped a 7-play, 75-yard march with a 9-yard TD run to knot the score
 again midway through the fourth.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Aggies  outgained the Rebels, 587-462  ... Texas A&M was 9-of-14 on third
 down,  while Ole Miss finished 6-of-14 in those situations ... Williams had 50
 yards rushing on seven carries.
 
 10/13 02:52:16 ET

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