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No. 1 Alabama Falls To Texas A&M

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M shook-up the national championship race by beating No. 1 Alabama 29-23 on Saturday.

The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) also might have ended the league's run of BCS titles at six years.

The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) didn't go quietly.

AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating comeback. He threw one touchdown pass and motored the ball downfield before Deshazor Everett stepped in front of his fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:36 left.

Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 and led the Aggies to a 20-0 first quarter lead.

Alabama, the nation's top scoring defense, forced a punt with less than a minute left, but was called for offsides, giving Texas A&M a first down and a chance to run out the clock.

McCarron breathed new life into Alabama with a 54-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline to freshman Amari Cooper to make it 29-24 with 4:29 left.

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Top-ranked Alabama has lost its first game of the year to 15th-ranked Texas A&M 29-24.

The Aggies never trailed in the game after jumping out to 20-0 lead in the first quarter. Johnny Manziel threw for two touchdowns and ran for 92 yards in the victory.

Alabama had a chance to take the lead late in the 4th quarter but Deshazor Everett picked off A.J. McCarron near the goal line. The Aggies were then setting up to punt on 4th and 1 but Alabama jumped offsides which sealed the upset win.


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