Johnny Manziel comes up short in comeback bid vs. Auburn

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It wouldn't be a college football Saturday without a little drama from Johnny Manziel.

He offered plenty of it late vs. Auburn.

The Texas A&M quarterback suffered an apparent right shoulder injury after being knocked to the ground at the end of a 2nd-and-goal run in the fourth quarter.

Manziel stood up and attempted to walk to the sideline before collapsing to the turf in pain.

He tried to warm up on the sideline after being tended to by trainers and stopped as he started to attempt to throw to WR Mike Evans, shaking his head as if he could not make the pass. Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, left the bench momentarily, but returned, made some warm-up tosses and went back into the game.

On his first drive back, he led the Aggies on a 75-yard touchdown drive, completing all seven of his passes before finishing it off with a scoring run to put TAMU ahead.

Auburn struck back, though. RB Tre Mason rushed for a 1-yard score with 1:19 remaining. Seventy-nine seconds gave Manziel plenty of time to work his magic again, but Auburn had other ideas Saturday. With TAMU trailing, 45-41, and facing 4th-and-13 from Auburn's 21-yard line, Manziel tried to scramble as the pocket collapsed, but was sacked by DE Dee Ford, icing the game for Auburn.

Manziel finished with eye-popping numbers once again. He completed 28 of 38 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for 97 yards and a TD on 18 carries, but he also threw two interceptions.

Just like against Alabama last month at Kyle Field, Manziel's gaudy stats were not enough vs. the Tigers, who now have a signature win under head coach Gus Malzahn.

Follow Dan Parr on Twitter @TheDan_Parr.

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