The Alabama Crimson Tide avenged their lone loss of the 2012 season in an SEC slugfest, finally besting Texas A&M Aggies by a final score of 49-42.
Texas A&M struck fast, opening up a 14-0 lead to start the game. Alabama sputtered initially on offense, before AJ McCarron hooked up with Kevin Norwood for a 22-yard touchdown pass to get on the board.
Alabama then went on a tear, scoring 35 unanswered points to take a 35-14 lead before Johnny Manziel hit Malcome Kennedy for a 14-yard touchdown strike.
Alabama was able to go back to the ground game with a big lead, but A&M crawled their way back, and after a T.J. Yeldon fumble inside the A&M five, Manziel hit Mike Evans for a 95-yard score; it was the second-longest passing touchdown in Aggie history.
Alabama once again drove to the goal line, and with the A&M defense stacking the box, McCarron called an audible, hitting Jalston Fowler for a five-yard touchdown pass to make it 49-35 with 2:28 to play.
Manziel had more magic left, and found Kennedy once again to bring the game to within a touchdown. A&M failed to get the onside kick, however, and Alabama kneeled on the ball to run out the clock.
It was an incredible display by both teams. Johnny Manziel proved that he is the most electrifying player in college football, while AJ McCarron proved he was much more than a game manager.