Johnny Manziel -- the Aggie quarterback's Christian name -- has become the fulcrum for the best conference crossover of the realignment era. The No. 15 Aggies find themselves 7-2 in their first SEC season -- equaling last season's win total -- and an Alabama upset away from shocking a conference they officially joined only four months ago.
Manziel is their best hope. Twice the redshirt freshman has made a mockery of the SEC total offense record -- breaking the 43-year old mark in A&M's fourth game, then re-setting it two weeks later. In seems like heresy that a 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback could lead the league in rushing. But heresy reigns lately. Some guy named Cam Newton did just that two years ago.