Since his tour-de-force performance in upsetting top-ranked Alabama, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel has been constantly praised for his do-everything abilities at quarterback.
A descriptor, it turns out, that does not apply to his kicking abilities.
With the Aggies leading Sam Houston State, 40–0, early in the third quarter on Saturday, Manziel was allowed to try the extra point. His straight-on, right toe attempt sliced badly to the right.
In the postgame press conference, coach Kevin Sumlin explained that Manziel had been practicing and making PATs in practice the past couple of weeks and let him try one in the game to break the monotony of the season and “keep it fun.”
It could also be a not-so subtle message to regular placekicker Taylor Bertolet, who has missed six PAT attempts during his freshman season. Needless to say, Manziel isn’t the solution for the kicking game.