Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards as 10th-ranked Texas A&M beat No. 12 Oklahoma 41-13 on Friday in Arlington, Texas.
The Aggies (11-2), wrapping up their first SEC season, never trailed after Manziel tiptoed the sideline for a 23-yard TD run on their opening drive of the game.
Texas A&M scored TDs on its first three drives in the third quarter, going ahead 34-13 when Manziel threw a 33-yard scoring pass to Ryan Swope on a fourth-and-4 play. Oklahoma (10-3) went three-and-out on its first three drives after halftime.
"There is too much talk about how you perform after the Heisman and about the layoff," Manziel said. "There wasn't anything holding us back. No rust. We played as a unit. ... To do what we've done, is impressive."
Manziel set an FBS bowl record with his 229 yards rushing on 17 carries, and completed 22 of 34 passes for 287 yards.
Oklahoma's Landry Jones, in his 50th career start, completed 35 of 48 passes for 278 yards.
BCS Championship Game: Alabama's team leaders weren't thrilled with how practice was going, so they called a players-only meeting. "We felt like it hasn't been what it needs to be as far as intensity, focus," linebacker Nico Johnson said. Meanwhile, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said his team is "ready to play." No. 2 Alabama meets No. 1 Notre Dame in Miami on Monday. ...
NFL draft: Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is leaving after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. He's projected to be one of the top picks. ... Florida is losing at least three juniors to the NFL -- tight end Jordan Reed, safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. ... LSU safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon, running back Spencer Ware and punter Brad Wing are entering the draft. Linebacker Kevin Minter informed LSU earlier this week that he'd be leaving.
Tulane: The Green Wave received a letter of intent from Nick Montana, the son of Joe Montana who threw for 2,652 yards and 22 TDs this season at Mount San Antonio College.