Missouri vs. Texas A&M 2012: Tigers' first year in SEC ends with 30-point loss to Aggies

Scott Halleran

The Missouri Tigers ended their initial season in the SEC with a 30-point blowout loss to fellow newcomer Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Missouri Tigers (5-7, 2-6) lost 59-29 on Saturday in College Station to Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2) and Heisman hopeful Johnny Manziel, ending a rough first year in the SEC for Mizzou. The Tigers were unable to contain Manziel, who completed 32 of 44 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns, adding two scores on the ground as well.

A trying inaugural season in the SEC has the folks over at SB Nation's Missouri blog Rock M Nation ready to quickly transition from discussion of football to basketball:

Mizzou football fell, 59-29, to a smoking hot Texas A&M team and almost surefire Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. The trio of L'Damian Washington, Dorial Green-Beckham and Marcus Lucas combined for 12 catches, 198 yards and two touchdowns on passes from Corbin Berkstresser, but most of it came after A&M had built an enormous lead. Meanwhile, Mizzou Hoops claimed third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis, holding off VCU, 68-65.

Missouri finished the season in fourth place in the SEC East with a 2-6 record -- those two wins coming against the two teams that sit below them in the division, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Coming into Saturday's matchup with Texas A&M, Missouri had captured three straight in the series. The blowout loss to the Aggies will prevent the Tigers from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2004.

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