No. 22 A&M survives 59-57 over No. 23 La-Tech

No. 22 A&M survives 59-57 over No. 23 La-Tech
October 14, 2012, 1:58 am
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Louisiana Tech's Quinton Patton, left, catches a pass for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Shreveport, La., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Kita K Wright)


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Johnny Manziel accounted for six touchdowns, including two to fend off a late rally, and No. 22 Texas A&M held on for a 59-57 win over 23rd-ranked Louisiana Tech to hand the Bulldogs their first loss Saturday night.

Texas A&M (5-1) won its fifth straight game and improved to 11-0 all-time against Louisiana Tech (5-1) in a game that was originally supposed to be played on Aug. 30, but was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.

Louisiana Tech trailed by 27 points early before mounting a furious second half rally attempt capped by a 13-yard touchdown reception by Ray Holley to cut the lead to two points with 38 seconds left. But Colby Cameron's throw fell incomplete and the Aggies had the win.