By Stewart Mandel
September 15, 2013
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for 562 yards of total offense in a loss to Alabama.
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In Manziel's world, however, Pagan and the other Crimson Tide pass rushers don't even seem to be on the field. A&M's star effortlessly darts around them without ever taking his eyes off his receivers. On TV, Manziel's wild scrambles come off like something from a video game. He is an image on a screen. At field level, though, he is a real, live person, with body control unlike any I've ever seen from a quarterback. In turn, he extends plays like nobody else in the game. It's incredible that any player can buy three to five extra seconds against the sport's most talented defense.

Quarterack Bo Wallace (14) and the Rebels outscored Texas 27-0 in the second half of Saturday's win.
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UCLA's Brett Hundley passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns in a comeback victory over Nebraska.
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UCF's Blake Bortles, who ranks fifth nationally in passing efficiency, has led the Knights to a 3-0 start.
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Auburn at LSU, Saturday (7:45 p.m. ET): There have been some intensely close matchups in this series over the last decade. Even last year's dreadful Auburn team fell just 12-10. Strong-armed LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger will look to continue his scorching start thus far (nine touchdowns, no interceptions).

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