Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27
Texas A&M head coach Jumbo Fisher raises his hands during the trophy presentation at the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Texas A&M defeated North Carolina 41-27. 14 North Carolina 41-27 on Saturday night — capping a winless bowl season for the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina: The Tar Heels gave up 24 points in the fourth quarter, after allowing just 17 points in the first 45 minutes. North Carolina still could finish ranked for only the fourth time in the last 27 seasons. North Carolina: An ACC opponent likely awaits in Week 1 next season.
No. 5 Texas A&M makes last CFP case in 34-13 win over Vols
5 Texas A&M to close its case for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 34-13 victory over Tennessee. 5 CFP) finished their regular season and hoped for an upset or two within the CFP’s top four. Texas A&M's advantage went to 17-7 when the Aggies turned a Bailey fumble into a 23-yard field goal by Seth Small. Tennessee: After the second game of the season, the Vols were tied with Notre Dame for the longest winning streak among FBS teams. A victory over winless Vanderbilt ended the skid, but the loss to Texas A&M ended the regular season on a sour note.
Mond, No. 5 Texas A&M finish strong in 31-20 win over Auburn
Kellen Mond passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third and the fifth-ranked Aggies scored 17 points in the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind 31-20 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher wasn't interested in speculating on how the win might affect his team's playoff chances. He completed 18 of 23 for 196 yards, highlighted by two TDs to Jalen Wydermyer, and ran for 60 yards. The Aggies ran for a season-high 313 yards and held a 16-minute advantage in time of possession. Auburn: Was outgained 168-21 in the fourth quarter.
No. 7 Texas A&M, Kellen Mond throttle South Carolina 48-3
(AP) – Kellen Mond threw four touchdown passes to become Texas A&M’s career leader, Isaiah Spiller ran for 131 yards and the No. 7 Aggies routed South Carolina 48-3 on Saturday night. South Carolina has surrendered 1,071 yards and 100 points in losses to LSU and the Aggies its past two games. South Carolina linebacker Ernest Jones said the most disappointing thing was playing this poorly after a week off. South Carolina: The Gamecocks played without three defensive starters in lineman Aaron Sterling and defensive backs Shilo Sanders and R.J. Roderick.
No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14
11 Aggies beat Mississippi State 28-14 on Saturday. Mississippi State (1-3) had little offensive rhythm for the third straight game. Mississippi State had minus-2 yards rushing and just 217 yards of total offense. THE TAKEAWAYThe Aggies continue to put points on the board, scoring 28 or more points for the second straight week. Meanwhile, Leach’s maiden voyage in Starkville continues to take on water in a second straight home loss.
Spiller helps No. 21 A&M top No. 4 Florida 41-38
“Now I want to see what do you follow up with?”Isaiah Spiller rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Florida 41-38 on Seth Small’s 26-yard field goal as time expired Saturday. Spiller helped get the Aggies get into position for Small’s decisive kick, sending A&M to its first win over a top-five team since a 41-38 victory over No. Florida led 28-24 early in the fourth when Spiller struck again, running 19 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play. Spiller bounced off several defenders before waltzing into the end zone and then hitting the Florida fan section with a Gator chomp.
Jones throws deep, No. 2 Alabama tops No. 13 Texas A&M 52-24
Briefly threatened early, Jones and the Crimson Tide (2-0) flexed their considerable big-play muscle in the passing game to put away the Aggies (1-1). Metchie and Jones hooked up for a 63-yarder in the fourth, giving the sophomore five catches for 181 yards. Jones finished 19-of-26 passing for a second straight surgically precise performance marred by one interception off a deflection. Smith, a converted receiver, emerged as another needed threat in the passing game. Alabama: Any questions about production of the Tide's passing game after Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III have been answered.
5 things to watch as Texas A&M hosts South Carolina
Texas A&M (6-3) will host South Carolina (4-6) at Kyle Field on Saturday night in their last home game of 2019. With only four wins, South Carolina will need to beat Texas A&M and Clemson in their final two games to even be considered for a bowl game. One of the strongest aspects of this South Carolina team is their defensive line. The defensive line as a whole is a tackling machine at the line of scrimmage. "When you look at their defensive line, they are one of the top in this league," Fisher said.
Spiller runs for 217 yards, 3 TDs as Aggies beat UTSA 45-14
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Freshman Isaiah Spiller set season highs with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Texas A&M to a 45-14 win over UTSA on Saturday. The Aggies (6-3) were up by 14 when a 50-yard touchdown run by Spiller made it 28-7 early in the third quarter. It was his second long scoring run of the game after a 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Narcisse put UTSA (3-5) on top in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0. The Aggies tied it when Spiller ran 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next possession.
5 things to watch as the Aggies take on Mississippi State on Saturday
Getty ImagesBy Jack Holmes/ContributorTexas A&M (4-3) will host Mississippi State (3-4) at Kyle Field on Saturday afternoon. Texas A&M is looking to beat Mississippi State for the first time since 2015. For whatever reason, both of the SECs Mississippi schools have had the Aggies number in recent years. This year is as good as any for the Aggies to buck the trend and leave October with two wins over their Mississippi foes. Aggie fans will be happy to know that quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has finally graduated from Mississippi State.
Best and worst of No. 24 Texas A&M's loss to No. 1 Alabama
pic.twitter.com/AMfuwMpG1G CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 12, 2019InterceptionAfter the Aggies fumbled deep in their own territory, Alabama could not pounce on the opportunity. Alabama returners averaged more than 30 yards on both kickoffs and punts, putting Texas A&Ms defense behind before the first snap of each drive. Instead, Spiller fumbled on the following Texas A&M possession and gave the ball back to Alabama just 26 yards from the goal line. Texas A&M ended up punting, and Alabama scored on the following possession to go up 40-20 early in the fourth quarter. Alabama sacked Mond five times, and to show comparison, the Tide only punted twice during the game.
Best, worst of Texas A&M's 31-27 win over Arkansas
23 Texas A&M (3-2) held off Arkansas (2-3) in the final minute of the game to leave AT&T Stadium on Saturday with a 31-27 win. A&M's defense did just enough to keep Ben Hicks and the Arkansas offense out of the end zone on the final drive of the game. TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS!!!! The Texas A&M drive stalls as Kellen Mond is picked off in the End Zone!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gN435tkaur NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) September 28, 2019Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Best and worst of Texas A&M's loss to Auburn Tigers
Auburn ran a trick play from their own 43-yard line that resulted in a 57-yard touchdown for wide receiver Anthony Schwartz. https://twitter.com/CBSSports/status/1175496571779047424?s=20Second-half passer:Texas A&Ms offense as a whole struggled in the first half, including quarterback Kellen Mond. Texas A&M took advantage of freshman quarterback Bo Nixs inexperience, holding him to 12-of-20 passing for 100 yards and a touchdown. Save:Down by 15 points with less than five minutes left in the game, the Aggie defense forced the Tigers to punt. The penalty cost the Aggies 15 yards and negated any chance of them going for it on fourth down.
10 takeaways from Texas A&M's media availability before hosting Lamar
16 Texas A&M will look to bounce back against Lamar at Kyle Field on Saturday night after falling to No. Weve got four really good players.The Aggies will still keep a two- or three-man rotation, now focusing around freshman Spiller and junior Kibodi. He is playing really good football right now ... Im really happy for him.His teammates have taken notice too. They set you back They all magnify themselves when you play good teams. We need to play well because its the next game, Mond said.
The best and worst from Texas A&M's 41-7 rout of Texas State
12 Texas A&M took care of business in their season opener on Thursday night, routing Texas State 41-7 at Kyle Field. Ausbon held the ball secure and never let it touch the ground for the Aggies’ fifth touchdown of the game, making the score 38-0. Full Screen 1 / 9 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - AUGUST 29: Bryan London II #9 of the Texas State Bobcats celebrates with Justin Madubuike #52 after an interception against the Texas State Bobcats during the first half at Kyle Field on August 29, 2019 in College Station, Texas. Senior linebacker Bryan London II pounced on an easy opportunity and stopped what would have been the Aggies fifth touchdown of the night. Worst DriveDespite rolling past Texas State, the Aggies got off to an inauspicious start on Thursday night.