While Johnny Manziel might be saying all the right things and not focusing on winning a second Heisman Trophy, his Texas A&M teammates have certainly played the part of yell leaders.

"You know how society is, they get bored with people," receiver Malcome Kennedy said. "You know, you win one and it's like: 'OK you don't want to be greedy.' But when it comes down to it, the numbers say it all. He knows it, we know it and people who watch sports know it."

Most polls, however, don't have him favored to join Archie Griffin as the second two-time Heisman winner.

"I wasn't even in it for a long time last year and didn't really get much into it last year," said Manziel, who as a redshirt sophomore is eligible for the NFL draft after this season. "Same way this year.

"I want nothing more than to win these next two games and to get into a good bowl game and go 10-2. I can't even put into words how bad I want that for seniors on this team and for this team in general."

He's put up eye-popping numbers similar to what he did a year ago, but he's become much more polished in the pocket. He's already thrown 31 touchdowns after finishing with 26 last year. His 3,313 yards passing are just 400 yards shy of what he finished with a year ago.

Manziel leads the nation in points responsible for (234), is second in total offense (392.4 yards a game) and third in yards passing and passing efficiency (186.9). In addition, his completion percentage has risen from 68 to 73 percent.

"He's going to take chances because he is a dynamic player and that's what dynamic players do," senior receiver Travis Labhart said. "And you can't fault him for those times when he takes chances (and makes mistakes).

"I look back to last year and we had a lot of senior leaders ... and we didn't really have to have Johnny step up and be a leader."He did, but this year he's a completely different leader. He's vocal, he challenges guys."