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Tech, A&M: Shreveport thriller

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What started as rout turned into ‘Wild West’ shootout
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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) of Texas A&M kept Louisiana Tech University’s defensive unit on its collective toes throughout Saturday night at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium. Manziel led the Aggies to a 59-57 victory in front of a crowd of nearly 41,000 fans.

SHREVEPORT — It started out as a one-sided Aggies’ dominated game.

It ended in a 100-plus points’ shootout that could have been more appropriate for a Wild West duel in Dodge City.

Texas A&M (5-1) managed to survive resilient and determined Louisiana Tech (5-1) in a marathon duel that didn’t conclude until 1 a.m., Sunday.

The nearly 41,000 fans — equal parts A&M and Tech — that watched n would have likely stayed another four hours had they been guaranteed as thrilling turn-of-the-events tussle as they were treated to at Independence Stadium.

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