Louisiana State's ferocious defense put a big dent in the early legend of "Johnny Football."
Sixth-ranked LSU (7-1) rallied from a 12-point deficit at College Station, Texas, to defeat No. 20 Texas A&M, 24-19, keeping the Tigers' national title hopes alive.
LSU's second-ranked defense put the clamps on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, coming off a week in which he amassed an SEC-record 556 yards against Louisiana Tech.
Manziel, a redshirt freshman, completed 29 of 56 passes for 276 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
LSU's offense continues to struggle as it leans on the defense, which held the nation's No. 5 scoring offense to 28 points below its season average of 47.