The performance by one quarterback Saturday was predictable. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won a Heisman Trophy a year ago, passing and prancing past the best defenses in the country.
Yet in a 49-42 Alabama victory, it was Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron who dazzled and dominated the Aggie defense, which was at full strength for the first time this season.
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