Johnny Manziel’s sophomore slump is not well underway. Manziel lit up his own defense, completing 24 of 29 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns and was benched shortly after the start of the second half.

It was expected that Kevin Sumlin would primarily keep Manziel in the pocket to sharpen his toolbox and timing with his stellar receivers.

Other than his sexy playmaking quarterback, Sumlin was pleased with the scrimmage overall, and he liked the fact it was clean with few penalties.

“With that first group… I think we had one holding [call]. The ball was moving. There weren’t a lot of balls on the ground, sloppy penalties, 10 or 12 men on the field. I thought the first group moved efficiently,” Kevin Sumlin said.

Receiver LeKendrick Williams caught seven passes for 105 yards, and he could be another weapon to add to the arsenal this fall. Star receiver Mike Evans had 73 yards receiving.

Texas A&M’s success in 2013 won’t be defined by the electrifying offense. Rather, replacements in the front seven will be the tell-tale sign of whether it will be a championship run or a nine-win season.

It was a positive showing for a fan base that’s looking forward to 2013 like no other.

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