Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National's 27-24 Senior Bowl win
American Team quarterback Kellen Mond of Texas A&M (12) has his throw tipped by National Team offensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa of UCLA (92) during the first half of the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)MOBILE, Ala. – Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference Western Division products made the decisive big play. Fitzpatrick had six catches for 90 yards in the showcase game for senior and graduate NFL prospects, earning offensive player of the game honors. Obviously, kind of shaky at the beginning but it definitely shows a lot of poise to be able to bounce back.”North Carolina running back Michael Carter also had a big game. Jamie Newman completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Grimes with 49 seconds left for the American team after Franks and Yeboah made it a two-score game.
Alabama QB Mac Jones heads into Senior Bowl on gimpy ankle
The next game he plays is for his NFL draft stock, provided the Alabama quarterback's gimpy left ankle is good to go. Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy said the plan is for Jones to dress out and see how his ankle feels. “Just being in that room, I already learned so much about NFL football,” he said. Mond started 44 games for the Aggies, Ehlinger logged 43 starts for the Longhorns,Mond led the Aggies into College Football Playoffs contention in his final season. I just wanted to come and kind of learn more about NFL football and learn a new playbook, which I thought I did a good job with.
Players who opted out look to shake off rust at Senior Bowl
Newman is hardly alone among the players trying to shake off the rust after long layoffs leading up to Saturday's Senior Bowl for senior NFL prospects. A number of the Senior Bowl players had shortened seasons or none at all because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was the lone quarterback at the Senior Bowl not made available for post-practice media interviews. But I think he’s done a really good job.”AdThere are number of players at the Senior Bowl returning after a long absences from the field. Darby trained in Las Vegas for the Senior Bowl and the now-canceled combine.
Aggies finish 4th in final AP football poll of the season
4 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll of the season. It marks A&M’s second-highest finish in the AP Poll and highest since 1939 when the Aggies won the national championship. 4 rank is Texas A&M’s second top-five finish since joining the SEC in 2012 and marks the third time in his career that head coach Jimbo Fisher has finished inside the top-five. In the regular season, the Aggies went 9-1 against an all-SEC slate as they compiled the most victories against conference foes since joining the SEC for the 2012 season. It was A&M’s fourth top-five AP finish along with the No.
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.
Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl
13 CFP) in the 87th edition of the Orange Bowl. “I always say this: The Orange Bowl is as good as it gets,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Thing is, neither of those running backs — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams — chose to play in the Orange Bowl. “That’s 4,000 yards worth of offense and our leading tackler on defense and two captains,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. With them gone, it means even more pressure will be on North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.
Snubbed by committee, Texas A&M will face UNC in Orange Bowl
An Orange Bowl spot against North Carolina will be its consolation prize. It will be North Carolina’s first time in the Orange Bowl, and the first meeting between the schools. This will be just the seventh January bowl game for North Carolina. BOWL WINNERSThe Orange Bowl coaches certainly know how to end seasons with victories. WELCOME BACKFor Fisher, it’s a return to a stadium where he’s gone 6-0 — including a pair of Orange Bowl victories.
Aggies come in at No. 5 in final CFP ranks, fall short of playoffs
4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal originally scheduled to serve as the 107th Rose Bowl, the playoff committee announced Sunday. In the end, those two teams were assigned to the Sugar Bowl semifinal, while the other playoff game will feature the national championship favorites against the final addition to the four-team playoff. But instead of a week amid the pomp and pageantry of the Rose Bowl, the teams will spend their semifinal week in Arlington, Texas. Oregon State beat Duke in Durham, North Carolina, in that version of the Rose Bowl. The festive week of genteel celebrations around the Rose Bowl game had already been mostly canceled.
CFP: Alabama-Notre Dame, Clemson-Ohio St as Aggies left out
Notre Dame was picked Sunday over Texas A&M for the final spot, ending what little drama there had been. Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State have also held the first four spots in the AP Top 25 since Oct. 25. The Atlantic Coast Conference is the second league to have two teams in the playoff, joining the SEC in 2017. After sitting second in the CFP rankings for a month, Notre Dame was blown out 34-10 by Clemson in the ACC championship. Barta said the disparate number of games played by contenders — along with far fewer cross-conference games than usual —- was a challenge for the committee all 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.
Week 14: Ohio State returns and BYU-Coastal square off
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State seems to be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the program forced a cancellation of last week's road trip to Illinois. If Ohio State has one more game canceled it would be unable to meet the Big Ten's minimum game played to be eligible for the conference title game. UNDER THE RADARNebraska at PurdueNeither team is in the Big West race, but the interesting thing is the Boilermakers (2-3) have won two straight against the Cornhuskers (1-4).
Miami has 3 games PPD by virus; A&M on pause for 2nd week
So we can complain about this and this and that but, listen, we’re still getting to play football,” Fisher said. Last week, 15 FBS games were called off because of COVID-19, the most yet this season. Major college football conferences have been tweaking policies to provide their schools flexibility to schedule games on short notice. That probably won't work for LSU-Alabama, which was among four SEC games postponed last week. __Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Xfinity Sports Desk: Here’s what to watch for this week in Houston sports
HOUSTON – Hello from the Xfinity Sports Desk and KPRC Channel 2 Sports. Here’s what’s happening this week on the sports scene for our teams and programs. Now the Texans look forward to preparing for the Cleveland Browns, who are dealing with some COVID-19 issues. UH FOOTBALLThe Cougars had a tough task this past weekend facing No. We’ll bring it to you from the Xfinity Sports Desk each night!
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.
Mond leads No. 8 Texas A&M to 42-31 win over Arkansas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Kellen Mond threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns as eighth-ranked Texas A&M built a big lead and held on for a 42-31 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night, extending its winning streak over the Razorbacks to nine games. Mond faced some criticism after A&M's 52-24 loss to the Crimson Tide, but Fisher said he never doubted his quarterback. Franks threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 91 yards for Arkansas. Reed made a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter to cut the Aggies' lead to 28-17 after missing two longer tries in the first half. Mond’s second TD pass was on a 6-yard reception by Wydermyer, which extended the lead to 21-7 about seven minutes before halftime.
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.
Week 5 Preview: Top-25 matchups in SEC; ACC title rematch
including the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, highlights the fifth week of the college football season. 4 Georgia on Saturday night as the second month of the season starts, but only the second week of SEC play. The first of three games that decide the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy might have sneaked up on college football fans. The Falcons will play six conference games to go along with Navy and Army. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Here's everything you missed from Texas A&M's win over South Carolina
Jalen Wydermyer #85 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs between Jahmar Brown #40 and Israel Mukuamu #24 of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M dominated Saturday night, taking down South Carolina 30-6 at Kyle Field in their final home game of the 2019 season. Fake PuntWith 15 seconds remaining in the first half, South Carolina ran a fake punt from their own 25-yard line. Texas A&M had their way at the line of scrimmage for most of the night against a South Carolina team that had been averaging almost 170 rushing yards per game entering the matchup. Third Down EfficiencyTexas A&M's defense dominated on third down all night, as South Carolina converted just two of their 15 third-down attempts.
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.
Q&A with Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond ahead of South Carolina game
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON - Texas A&M (6-3) will host South Carolina (4-6) at Kyle Field on Saturday night in their last home game of 2019. A: It's really big. I feel really confident in where we're at right now. Last time I was a freshman it was a night game against South Carolina, and that was one of the loudest environments I've ever played in. Q: With South Carolina coming into Kyle Field desperate for a win, how important is it to start fast and not give them any confidence?
Fisher, players confident as Texas A&M enters second bye week
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M football team enters its second bye week of the season with a 6-3 record, sitting in fourth place in the SEC West. Hopefully weve got great confidence in what were doing, head coach Jimbo Fisher said. Madubuike, who leads the defensive line with 33 tackles and leads the team with 3.5 sacks, said this bye week is about doing the little things right. With that in mind, Fisher said his team cannot relax but instead must reload. Were going to have to keep getting better and better, knowing that were going to have three great SEC opponents coming in, 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.
Five things to watch as Texas A&M faces Ole Miss
HOUSTON - Texas A&M (3-3) and Ole Miss (3-4) will square off at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday night, as each team will try to get back on track. They include Ole Miss, Mississippi State, University of Texas at San Antonio and South Carolina. "Ole Miss coming up, we have the opportunity to really go out there and solidify ourselves and get off this loss that we just had to Alabama. The Aggies have won the last two matchups against Ole Miss by a combined 21 points. Ole Miss is not only last in passing defense in the SEC, it is second-to-last in the entire country.
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.
Mond throws 2 TD passes to Davis, No. 23 Texas A&M beats Arkansas, 31-27
Kellen Mond #11 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second quarter during the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium. 23 Texas A&M, and the Aggies held on to beat Arkansas 31-27 on Saturday. That set up the short drive for Mond's 3-yard TD to Davis with 12:21 left to put Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC) ahead 28-24. They have lost eight in a row against Texas A&M since the Aggies left the Big 12. Arkansas: The Razorbacks play Oct. 12 at Kentucky after an open date.
Ausbon, Mond look to lead Aggies offense back from underwhelming start
23 Texas A&M (2-2) has stumbled out of the gates this season, mostly due to struggles on offense. Despite the early troubles, team leaders like quarterback Kellen Mond and wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon are focused on keeping the teams mindset positive. The Aggies have scored limited points early in their two biggest games this season against No. Ausbon agreed, saying the team leaders ultimately set the mindset for the entire team. Its very important that we dont let [doubt] creep in as leaders, Ausbon said.
Ausbon, Mond look to lead Aggies offence back from underwhelming start
Despite the early troubles, team leaders like quarterback Kellen Mond and wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon are focused on keeping the teams mindset positive. The Aggies have scored limited points early in their two biggest games this season against No. Mond said the teams initial tempo and energy is not where it needs to be. Ausbon agreed, saying the team leaders ultimately set the mindset for the entire team. Its very important that we dont let [doubt] creep in as leaders, Ausbon said.
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 things to know as Texas A&M preps for Auburn this week
Obviously, we know we have a huge advantage with the 12th Man, but it's going to be a really big week." Whether we overthrew them or missed a block We dropped the ball All of those are big plays. The Aggies' offensive line needs to continue to improve their communication. He believes they are playing well, and one area that is continuing to improve has been the communication along the offensive line. "He does a great job blocking On inside zone plays, he's moving bodies and making it easier for the running backs."
5 things to watch as No. 16 Texas A&M hosts Lamar
16 Texas A&M will look to bounce back against Lamar at Kyle Field on Saturday night after struggling in a loss to No. Here are five things to watch in Saturday night's game:Will Kellen Mond bounce back after a rough performance against Clemson? The only other time the two teams have met, Texas A&M beat Lamar 73-3 at Kyle Field. In the season opener against Texas State, Mond looked sharp, accounting for three passing touchdowns and one rushing TD. "In those games, it's the little things, the discipline, the minute things that keep drives alive or on offense they kill them.
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.
MONDAY HUDDLE: 5 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the Texas Longhorns during a 45-38 LSU win.. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Here are five takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. But as good as Ehlinger was, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was that much better in a phenomenal performance. Burrow went 31-of-39 for 471 yards and four touchdowns, numbers that couldve been expected by anyone going in. During last years narrow defeat at home to Clemson, it was a coming-out party for Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond. UIW set a school record with 402 rushing yards and quarterback Jon Copeland tied a single-game record with five touchdown passes.
The best, worst of Texas A&M-Clemson Saturday's game
Here are the best and worst moments from Saturdays one-sided SEC-ACC showdown:Best:Touchdown passThe third time was the charm for Clemson on offense. After punting on their first two possessions of the game, they found their rhythm, marching down the field on a nine-play, 82-yard drive. Even more impressively, Lawrence, who can escape the pocket and make plays with his legs, ended the game with minus-11 rushing yards. Elam whipped his head around and snagged the underthrown ball out of the air to put an end to another Clemson drive that had reached Aggie territory. DriveEven though it did not mean much, the Aggies did produce a nice drive to end the game.
No. 1 Clemson, Lawrence dominate 12th-ranked Aggies 24-10
Demani Richardson #26 of the Texas A&M Aggies tries to stop Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium. 1 Clemson won its record-tying 17th straight game with a dominating 24-10 victory over No. The Aggies vowed they wouldn't let their near-miss, 28-26 loss to Clemson happen this time. Instead, it was A&M shaking its head about what went wrong as Clemson relentlessly wore down the Aggies with its collection of fast, talented playmakers. Two plays later, Lawrence had a 1-yard scoring run to send Clemson up 17-3 at the break.
5 things to watch when No. 12 Texas A&M faces No. 1 Clemson
Kellen Mond warms up before a football game against the Texas State Bobcats at Kyle Field on August 29, 2019, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&Ms defensive front vs. Clemsons rushing attackThe Aggies held Texas State to just eight rushing yards in their season opener last week. Sophomore Lyn-J Dixon, who rushed for 547 yards and five touchdowns in his freshman season, also returns for the Tigers. How Texas A&Ms offensive line protects quarterback Kellen MondThree Clemson defensive lineman were selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Tigers' defensive line is younger and less experienced than in recent years, as nine of the 12 players listed on the depth chart are freshmen or sophomores.
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.
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. Best Touchdown RunWith the Aggies up 14-0 midway through the second quarter, Mond took a snap in shotgun from the five-yard line and immediately bounced out to the right. 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.
Mond accounts for 4 TDs at No. 12 A&M routs Texas St. 41-7
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 CollegeCOLLEGE STATION, Texas - With Texas A&M's date against No. 1 Clemson looming next week, it would have been easy for the Aggies to take 33-point underdog Texas State lightly. Kellen Mond threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in just more than three quarters, and Texas A&M had four interceptions in the 41-7 rout. Myles Jones had two of Texas A&M's four interceptions, and the Aggies had three sacks and nine tackles for losses. Mond showed off his scrambling skills in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run where he stiff-armed a defender.
5 things to watch in Texas A&M University's opener on Thursday night in College Station
12 Texas A&M University hosts Texas State at Kyle Field on Thursday night to open their 2019 season. JAKE SPAVITAL REUTRNS TO KYLE FIELDThe Bobcats' first-year head coach returns to College Station for the first time since being a part of Kevin Sumlin's coaching staff. Spavital was a co-offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach in 2013 before taking over play calling duties from 2014-2015. KELLEN MOND BEGINS HIS SECOND SEASON UNDER FISHERIronically, Fisher will be starting a quarterback that Spavital himself recruited and offered during his time at Texas A&M. We will see how that knowledge transfers against a solid, but not great, Texas State defense on Thursday night.