As evidenced by recent Cotton Bowls, the Big 12 is a long way from gaining on the SEC.
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Johnny Manziel

Quarterback | Texas A&M

So much for the Heisman jinx. "Johnny Football" capped off his remarkable freshman season by setting a Cotton Bowl record with 516 total yards in the Aggies' 41-13 rout of Oklahoma. Manziel completed 22 of 34 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while running 17 times for 229 yards with two scores. Manziel's rushing total was a bowl record for FBS quarterbacks, and he became only the fourth player in FBS history to finish a season with more than 20 rushing touchdowns and 20 passing touchdowns.