Texas A&M overpowers struggling Auburn

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AUBURN, Ala. — Johnny Manziel ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more – all in a little more than a half – and No. 22 Texas A&M beat struggling Auburn 63-21 on Saturday night.

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel had nine carries for 90 yards and three TDs in the Aggies' victory.  BUTCH DILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel had nine carries for 90 yards and three TDs in the Aggies' victory.

On eight possessions led by Manziel, Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2) scored seven touchdowns. The only nonscoring drive run by the freshman nicknamed “Johnny Football” ended with a missed 48-yard field goal by Taylor Bertolet on the final play of the first half.

Auburn (1-7, 0-6), which has lost five in a row, is off to its worst start since going 1-7 in 1952.

MISSISSIPPI 30, ARKANSAS 27

In Little Rock, Ark., Bry­son Rose kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Mississippi a victory.

The win is the second in a row in the conference for the Rebels (5-3, 2-2), who snapped a 16-game league losing streak in their last game against Auburn.

The Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3) tied the game at 27 with 2:09 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by Dennis Johnson, who finished with a career-high 161 yards.

MISSOURI 33, KENTUCKY 10

In Columbia, Mo., Missouri scored touchdowns off all three of Kentucky’s lost fumbles and QB James Franklin presided over a strong finish in a reserve role as the Tigers earned a long-delayed first conference win.

Kendial Lawrence ran for 108 yards on 23 carries with two TDs for Missouri (4-4, 1-4), which overcame its own sloppiness.

Raymond Sanders scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter for Kentucky (1-8, 0-5), which has lost seven in a row.

VANDERBILT 49, MASSACHUSETTS 7

In Nashville, Tenn., Jor­dan Rodgers threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Vanderbilt.

Sluggish most of the first half, the Commodores (4-4) broke open a seven-point game with two late first-half touchdowns in 55 seconds. They added four touchdowns in the third quarter to claim successive wins for the first time since starting 3-0 last year.


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