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Johnny Manziel

Final weeks decide Heisman as well as title matchup

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college football and its premier individual award, the Heisman Trophy, and notes how one game seems to take on as much importance as the other 11 a player or team has. (December 11, 2013, Page 4)

Learning to deal with game-day traffic

How long did it take you to get home after Saturday’s Ole Miss-Texas A&M football game. Editor Don Whitten writes about the “perfect storm” that created the situation, warns that it could happen again this weekend and notes that it’s something Ole Miss fans are going to have to adjust to as have fans at other schools and venues around the region and country. (October 16, 2013, Page 4)

SEC NOTEBOOK: QBs, tempo driving offensive renaissance

Ole Miss is averaging 490 yards per game, yet 32 other teams around the country rank higher than the Rebels in total offense. Such is life in modern-day college football. (September 19, 2013, Page 8)

A&M’s Manziel becomes first freshman to win Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman. (more…) (December 10, 2012, Page 2B)

Manziel, Texas A&M rallies past Rebels

Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium came down to one play, which play was more important, however, is up for debate.

An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)

Prewitt’s outstanding night overshadowed by loss

Cody Prewitt had a career day Saturday. With Ole Miss looking for its first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts, the sophomore safety racked up a team-best six tackles with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Unfortunately for Prewitt and the Rebels, the performance of the Bay Springs native will be largely overshadowed by what unfolded at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)

Freshman has ability to stress Rebels

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)

QB Manziel could give Rebels several problems

It doesn’t take an offensive guru like Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to realize the Rebels will have their hands full this weekend with Texas A&M and specifically quarterback Johnny Manziel coming to town. (more…) (October 2, 2012, Page 6)

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