Johnny “Football” has taken the college football word by storm. He knocked off the defending national champs, broken multiple records, and has done it all in the sport’s toughest conference and as a freshman.
To cap it all off, Manziel won the most prestigious award in college football. The Heisman Trophy.
He had the stats. He had the nickname. He had the moment. No one was more deserving than Manziel.
However, his freshman season is not complete. He still has to lead Texas A&M in to the Cotton Bowl and face the Oklahoma Sooners.
OU has had their fair share of Heisman winners, and nearly put in the first freshman to win the award. However, Adrian Peterson came in second and was robbed of a trophy he undoubtedly deserved.
Though, this is not about Peterson. This is about Johnny Manziel, who made history Saturday night. He even had AD’s endorsement.
However, AD will not be cheering long for Johnny once Jan. 4 rolls around and the Aggies face Peterson’s old team inside Cowboys Stadium.
A win for Texas A&M would be enormous. A Cotton Bowl win in their first year in the SEC would be the icing on the cake.
The Sooners will do everything in their power to make sure that does not happen, though. Oklahoma may have not got the bowl they wanted, or even the opponent. But Stoops and Oklahoma have a game to play, and a win over the Heisman Trophy winner would be nothing short of sweet for a Sooner team who were snubbed by the BCS system.