A&M's Manziel Wins Weekly Walter Camp Honor
NEW HAVEN, Conn. --- Sensational Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel earned National Offensive Player of the Week honors after re-breaking his own Southeastern Conference record for total offense, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Sunday.
Manziel, from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, generated 576 total yards in a down-to-the-wire 59-57 win over No. 23 Louisiana Tech that started on Saturday and ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Manziel became the first player in SEC history to have two 500-yard plus total offense efforts having earlier set the conference mark with 557 total yards against Arkansas.
Manziel accounted for six touchdowns as he passed for 395 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 181 yards and three more scores. Facing a third-and-24 from the A&M 28, Manziel's 72-yard touchdown run with 2:04 remaining provided the winning margin against the Bulldogs. It was A&M's first win over a ranked opponent away from Kyle Field since the Aggies beat No. 21 Texas Tech, 52-30, in Lubbock, Texas in 2009.
As the No. 20 Aggies prepare for next Saturday's 11 a.m. showdown with No. 6 LSU, Manziel ranks No. 2 nationally in total offense (392.7 yards/G), No. 2 in points responsible for (24.0), No. 10 in passing efficiency (162.80 rating), No. 13 in scoring (10.0 points/G) No. 17 in rushing (112.7 yards/G), No. 20 in passing yards (280.0 yards/G), No. 71 in all-purpose yardage (112.7 yards/G).
He is the nation's top freshman in points responsible for, total offense, scoring, passing efficiency, passing yards and rushing.
Manziel was also named the National Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards, and the CFPA also awarded junior defensive end Damontre Moore and freshman Taylor Bertolet with honorable mention national honors. Southern Pigskin named Manziel the SEC Player of the Week for the third time and SEC Freshman of the Week for the fifth time.