Texas A&M All-Decade offense vs. All-Decade Defense: Who wins?
We recently picked the Texas A&M All-Decade Teams for offense and defense and then ranked the Top 25 Aggies of the past decade.
But we’re not stopping there. Hypothetically, what would happen if the Texas A&M All-Decade Offense took on the Texas A&M All-Decade Defense?
Well, wonder no longer. Here’s a recap of that fantasy game and how we see it playing out. …
COLLEGE STATION — Johnny “Football” Manziel rushed for 2 touchdowns and threw for another as the Texas A&M All-Decade Offense defeated the Texas A&M All-Decade Defense 28-7 on a sunny afternoon at Kyle Field in College Station.
Manziel rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 4 and 27 yards to lead the Aggies to a hard-fought victory over a tenacious defense that forced the offense to earn every yard.
But behind an offensive line that featured 1st-round draft picks Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews, Cedric Ogbuehi and Germain Ifedi, the Aggies offense got the better of it despite the relentless attack on the edge from DEs Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall, who combined for 3 sacks.
Garrett led the team in tackles as well with 12, and LB Von Miller added 7 more.
Manziel enjoyed good pass protection for most of the afternoon from his All-American line. The Heisman Trophy winner threw for 256 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jace Sternberger that gave the All-Decade Offense a 7-0 lead early. But it was Ryan Swope who led the receiving corps for the game with 8 receptions for 104 yards.
The All-Decade Defense tied the game at 7-7 when linebacker Tyrel Dodson, who led the team with 12 tackles, returned one of two All-Decade Defense pass interceptions into a 32-yard pick-6.
But Manziel answered midway through the 2nd quarter, scoring on a short QB draw play and the All-Decade Offense held a 14-7 lead at halftime.
The massive offensive line began to wear down the opposition in the trenches and the slippery Manziel frustrated the All-Decade Defense late in the 3rd quarter with a patented scramble, where he somehow eluded Miller and turned a failed passing attempt into a scoring run and a 21-7 lead.
The Aggies’ All-Decade Offense tacked on a final score in the final minutes when backup running back Cyrus Gray scored the game’s final touchdown, carrying it in from 7 yards out. However, it was Trayveon Williams who complemented Manziel in the rushing attack, running for 62 yards on 19 carries.
It was a game in which every player saw the playing field and there appeared to be no intentions from any of them, on either side, to enter the transfer portal after the epic one-of-a-kind fantasy contest.