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Manziel's heroics can't stop Alabama

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  • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) collects himself after getting hit during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in College Station, Texas.

      Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) collects himself after getting hit during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in College Station, Texas.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- AJ McCarron nearly matched Johnny Manziel with four touchdown passes and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score, sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory Saturday.

Alabama (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) spotted the Aggies (2-1, 0-1) a 14-0 lead, shades of last season when A&M jumped out to a 20-0 lead in Tuscaloosa on the way to victory that all but won the Heisman for Manziel.

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McCarron and the Tide didn't take as long to respond this time, ripping off the next 35 points.

Manziel was his spectacular self, throwing for a career-high 464 yards and five TDs.

But Alabama's best defense was its offense. The Tide gained 568 yards and kept Manziel on the bench with a couple of long drives.

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