The United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year is Texas A&M’s upset of No. 1 Alabama in the teams’ first ever Southeastern Conference matchup.
Thanks to redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, the nearly 14-point underdog Texas A&M Aggies, which was then ranked No. 15, stunned No. 1 Alabama, 29-24 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Showing cool under fire against Alabama’s top-rated defense, Manziel staked the No. 15 Aggies to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and the Aggies escaped a last-ditch, fourth-and-goal effort by the Crimson Tide to pull out the victory in Week 11 of the college football season.
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