And when the final gun sounded, No. 9 A&M had embarrassed No. 11 Oklahoma 41-13 and all its former Big 12 cousins, and the Aggies' bitter split from the league was complete.
Only one thing could have made the night sweeter for the Aggies, but that team was 200 miles away, cuddling its Alamo Bowl trophy.
The chapter-ending 60 minutes of Manziel's magical season proved to be as enchanting as the previous four months had been. He swerved. He juked. He either ran or threw for four touchdowns as the Aggies marched for 633 yards.