Arch Manning scores on 34-yard run as Newman wins in preseason

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One of — the? — most heralded recruits in Texas Longhorn history was back at it on the prep scene Friday.

Arch Manning and Newman faced De La Salle in a Jamboree game and came out on top, 20-13. The teams played for two periods of 15 minutes each.

Manning was 6-of-12 passing for 81 yards and an interception.

He fared better with his legs, including a 34-yard touchdown run on a third-and-20 midway through the final quarter to make it 20-6 after the PAT.


“He can do those things,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. “(People) just want to talk about his arm. His ability to run, being a senior and being decisive, that’s the difference.”

Manning attempted only two passes in the second half, the final one for a gain of 6 yards to tight end Will Randle. The pair of Texas commitments connected for three passes and 41 yards.

Newman open the season next week at Hahnville.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire