En­core: na­tional ti­tle?

Ag­gies look to keep up SEC mo­men­tum af­ter Manziel makes them proud with Heis­man.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Ralph D. Russo Heis­man

NEW YORK — Heis­man Tro­phy his­tory sug­gests it will never get bet­ter for Johnny Manziel than it did this sea­son. In the 78-year his­tory of the Heis­man, only one player has won more than one: Ohio State’s Archie Grif­fin in 1974 and ’75.

But even if an­other Heis­man is not in Manziel’s fu­ture, there’s still plenty left for Johnny Foot­ball and Texas A&M to achieve be­fore he’s done in Col­lege Sta­tion.

“First and fore­most, there’s the Cot­ton Bowl,” Manziel said Satur­day night. The 10thranked Ag­gies play No. 12 Ok­la­homa in Dal­las on Jan. 4.

“From there, I have to be the guy who starts the mo­tor for a run at the na­tional ti­tle next year. That’s our goal. If more awards come, they come.”

That goal doesn’t seem far­fetched at all af­ter the Ag­gies’ scin­til­lat­ing first sea­son play­ing in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence. Manziel was joined on stage at his post-cer­e­mony news con­fer­ence by coach


Johnny Manziel grasps his tro­phy on Satur­day night af­ter the QB be­came the first fresh­man to win the Heis­man.

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