Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel briefly left Saturday’s game against Auburn after his right shoulder was driven into the ground early in the fourth quarter, but he returned after missing one series and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 5:05 remaining in regulation.
In his first drive back in the lineup, Manziel completed all seven passes and rushed off right end for a one-yard score to give Texas A&M a 41-38 edge.
Manziel was briefly replaced by Matt Joeckel, the twin brother of Jaguars offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.
Manziel’s first play back in the lineup was a deep back-shoulder throw to wide receiver Mike Evans, and his passing appeared to be no worse for wear after the apparent injury, which was suffered as he rushed up the middle with the Aggies holding a 31-24 fourth-quarter lead.
UPDATE 7:36 p.m. ET: Auburn would retake the lead from Texas A&M and hold on for a 45-41 victory in College Station.