Tigers' D holds off Manziel, A&M

Tigers' D holds off Manziel, A&M
October 20, 2012, 4:08 pm
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Texas A&M running back Ben Malena (1) runs against LSU during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Kayne)


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, and No. 6 LSU rallied from an early deficit to beat No. 20 Texas A&M 24-19 at Kyle Field on Saturday.

Michael Ford also had a touchdown run and Zach Mettenberger threw a TD pass to Kadron Boone for the Tigers (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference).

A&M (5-2, 2-2) outplayed the Tigers for much of the first half and led 12-0. But the Aggies gave away two costly turnovers just before halftime, and Boone's diving catch in the end zone with 11 seconds left put LSU up 14-12 at the break. Hill finished off A&M with a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Johnny Manziel, A&M's dual-threat quarterback, completed 29 of 56 passes for 276 yards, but threw three interceptions.