OU football: Former Big 12 foes reunite in Cotton Bowl

Scouting Texas A&M — Sooners need to stop ‘Johnny Football'
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: December 2, 2012

Best player: Johnny Manziel, otherwise known around Texas as “Johnny Football,” is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. The freshman has thrown for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is also the Aggies' leading rusher with 181 carries for 1,181 yards and 19 touchdowns. He's averaging 6.4 yards per carry. When Oklahoma faces off against Manziel, it will be the third Heisman Trophy contender it has faced in the 2012 season.

Who could win: This is not a BCS bowl game, but it's still an incredible bowl for the Sooners to play. At least they're playing a team ranked in the Top 10. With that said, the arguments:

The Oklahoma argument: The Sooners are undefeated on the road, have won all four of their games played in Texas and won all five times they played a Texas team this year. With the options at wide receivers and Landry Jones' late-season comeback victories, the Sooners will look to toughen up their defense over the next 32 days for a rematch against an old conference foe.

The Texas A&M argument: Manziel continues to perform up to the standards that have made him the most electrifying player in college football this season by dominating Oklahoma's weak defense through the air and on the ground.

Plus, the Aggies could hand Oklahoma another loss from another Heisman contender. Ouch.

BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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