How it happened: Texas A&M jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but LSU's defense shutdown Johnny Manziel and the Aggies offense until late in the 4th quarter. The Tigers took advantage of two Texas A&M turnovers late in 2nd quarter to take a 14-12 halftime lead. LSU forced five and won 24-19
Tiger MVPs: Linebacker Kevin Minter led a great defensive effort with 12 tackles, one for a loss. He also had one of three Tiger interceptions. For the second straight game, running back Jeremy Hill rushed for over 100 yards. The Baton Rouge product rushed for 127 yards and put the game away with a 47-yard touchdown run.
Turning Point: LSU was trailing 12-7 late in the 2nd quarter. Texas A&M had the ball at their own 36-yard line. That's when back-up safety Ronald Martin jarred the football loose from Aggies running back Ben Malena. Lamin Barrow recovered the ball at the A&M 41-yard line. That fumble turned into seven points for LSU, as Zach Mettenberger threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kadron Boone.
Stat of the Game: Manziel came into the game averaging 113 yards rushing a game. The redshirt freshman showed great elusiveness for the entire game, but only rushed for 27 yards.
Out of the Bounds: Despite a win on the road, criticism will be turned up a notch on Mettenberger. His accuracy was off on a windy day at Kyle Field. Mettenberger overthrew his receivers on numerous occasions and he finished the game with a poor stat line, 11-of-29 for 97 yards and 1 touchdown. But Coach Les Miles will be pleased with zero turnovers from his quarterback.
What It Means: The victory keeps LSU in the hunt for an SEC and BCS Championship.
Up Next: LSU will get two weeks to prepare for top-ranked Alabama. The Crimson Tide hosts Mississippi State next Saturday.