Originally Posted by WolverineFan
I don't think that's accurate. As I recall, A&M was set to play Louisiana Tech in week 1 and the game was delayed so Florida was in fact Manziel's first game.
However, Manziel did in fact pad his stats against SMU, South Carolina State, Louisiana Tech, and Sam Houston State to the tune of 13 TD's and 2 INT's. He also had 9 rushing TD's in those games.
In SEC play, he threw 13 TD's and 7 INT's and ran for 12 TD's.
In 2013, he padded his stats against Rice, Sam Houston State, SMU, and UTEP. In those 4 games he threw 11 TD's and 2 INT's. He ran for 5 TD's.
In SEC play, he threw 26 TD's and 11 INT's and ran for 4 TD's.
yeah, had to edit that out....forgot that L tech game got delayed. In any event, all these guys benefited from playing the "weak sisters of the poor" as he says. You also can't penalize a guy for beasting the teams on his schedule b/c he has little control over that. It's even more ridiculous to take that stance when comparing 2 prospects from the same conference like Bortles and Bridgewater.