So maybe Johnny Manziel was a product of the system.
Don’t believe that.
But Kevin Sumlin has something special going on at Texas A&M.
Kenny Hill picked and plucked South Carolina from his first pass to his last. He threw for 511 yards — breaking Manziel’s team record — to lead the Aggies to a shocking 52-28 victory over the Gamecocks.
We were once used to seeing Steve Spurrier’s QBs putting up obscene numbers, but Hill — making his first career start in a stadium that’s given plenty of visiting QBs the 1,000-yard stare — was practically unstoppable.
He completed 44 passes, missed just 16 and threw for three TDs. And just think, it was thought freshman Kyle Allen would succeed Manziel.
“Did anybody like that 3-4 defense? But I don’t know if it would have mattered if we’d play a 6-6 defense,” Spurrier said.
We know that South Carolina really misses Jadeveon Clowney — and several other defensive players — right now.
As poorly as the Gamecocks played, don’t expect this kind of effort when Georgia visits Columbia in two weeks.
Bo knows how to pull out a win
Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace struggled early, but threw three fourth-quarter TD passes to help the Rebels defeat Boise State 35-13 at the Georgia Dome.
The knack on Wallace has been his inconsistency and propensity to threw interceptions.
He hasn’t kicked that habit, throwing three in the first half against Boise State, but he connected with Cody Core on two long TD passes.
Overall, it was a strong opening night of college football. I look forward to the rest of the weekend.