HOUSTON (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher talks to his team every day about the importance of grit.
On Friday night the Aggies showed the quality their coach talks about so much when they...
Oklahoma State (8-4, Big 12) vs. Texas A&M (7-5, SEC), Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m. ET
Texas A&M (7-4, 4-3 SEC) at No. 1 LSU (11-0, 7-0, No. 2 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN).
No. 24 Texas A&M (7-3, 4-2 SEC) at No. 4 Georgia (9-1, 6-1, No. 4 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS).
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has taken care of business in the last month and was feeling confident after a lopsided win over South Carolina on Saturday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After constantly talking to his team about the importance of playing complementary football, coach Jimbo Fisher was thrilled to see Texas A&M score touchdowns off...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 23 Texas A&M had a chance to really take control early when big defensive tackle Justin Madubuike intercepted a pass at the goal line.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond can relate to the emotions Auburn's Bo Nix must be feeling heading into the Aggies-Tigers showdown this weekend.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Freshman Isaiah Spiller made sure there was no drop-off Saturday night in No. 16 Texas A&M's first game without Jashaun Corbin.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Nearly two years and one team ago. That was the last time Nick Starkel started a college football game at quarterback.
Lamar (2-0) at No. 16 Texas A&M (1-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPNU).
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The crowd rose and so did the noise level in Death Valley. No. 1 Clemson faced fourth-and-goal from the 2 with 10 seconds left in regulation against Texas A&M.
Two games offer by far the most intrigue in Week 2: No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson on Saturday afternoon and No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas at night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kellen Mond and Texas A&M nearly upset Clemson last season.
Now that Mond has another shot at the Tigers, he's looking to do even more than he did last season...
No. 12 Texas A&M (1-0) at No. 1 Clemson (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — With Texas A&M's date against No. 1 Clemson looming next week, it would have been easy for the Aggies to take 33½-point underdog Texas State lightly.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The 12th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies insist they're not looking past 33 1/2-point underdog Texas State in Thursday's opener. Next up is top-ranked Clemson.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M's schedule looks pretty brutal this season. Coach Jimbo Fisher can't wait to get it started.
If the Aggies are going to be among the best teams in the country...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — With Texas A&M's game with No. 8 LSU tied at 72-72 in the seventh overtime on Saturday night and the Aggies set to attempt a 2-point conversion, receiver Kendrick Rogers was frantically being tended to on the sideline for severe cramps in his calves.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher didn't spend much time celebrating his team's blowout win over UAB on Saturday night before talking about how the Aggies must improve next week if they hope to upset No. 10 LSU.
Here are a few things to watch during Week 12 of the Southeastern Conference football season:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After Kellen Mond turned the ball over on Texas A&M's first two drives of the second half on Saturday against Mississippi, coach Jimbo Fisher thought about making a quarterback change.
But after looking into Mond's eyes, something told him that he would bounce back. So, he stuck with him and the sophomore rebounded to lead the Aggies to four scoring drives after his errors to give Texas A&M a 38-24 win.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Seth Williams figures there's only one likely outcome on a mid-air battle for the ball, and it's exactly what happened with the game in the balance.
The Auburn freshman came down with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham with 1:41 left and the Tigers rallied to beat No. 25 Texas A&M 28-24 on Saturday.
"Zero chance I wasn't coming down with it," Williams said. "It's going to come down with me if it's up in the air."
No. 25 Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2 SEC, No. 20 CFP) at Auburn (5-3, 2-3), noon EDT (ESPN)
Line: Auburn by 4.
Series record: Texas A&M leads 5-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both teams are trying to finish up and down seasons on a high note in November. Auburn's hopes of a winning season would take a big hit with a loss since road trips to No. 6 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama are looming. The Aggies will likely be solid favorites in their next two games before facing No. 4 LSU.
Texas A&M has won three straight games to quickly become a factor in the Southeastern Conference Western Division under first-year coach Jimbo Fisher.
Now the Aggies on Saturday must face one of the league's best defenses in Mississippi State.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tight end Jace Sternberger knew plenty of people were waiting for No. 22 Texas A&M to fall apart after its surprisingly strong start.
The Aggies showed Saturday they're not going away any time soon.
Sternberger had seven catches for 145 yards, Kellen Mond threw for 353 yards and Seth Small had four field goals as Texas A&M held off South Carolina 26-23.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and South Carolina signal-caller Jake Bentley know they've got room to improve midway through their seasons.
When the 22nd-ranked Aggies play at the Gamecocks on Saturday, the game could tell a lot about which one takes a step forward.
No. 13 Kentucky (5-0, 3-0 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: Texas A&M by 5.
Series record: Tied 1-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Wildcats seek their first 6-0 start since beginning 10-0 in 1950. They can also become bowl eligible with a win and keep pace with No. 2 Georgia in the SEC East. The Aggies seek consecutive conference victories after beating Arkansas 24-17 last week.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Isaiah Buggs helped harass Kellen Mond into an interception on Texas A&M's first drive and sacked him to end the Aggies' second offensive possession.
The 6-foot-5, 286-pound defensive lineman finished the game with half of No. 1 Alabama's seven sacks in that win last Saturday. He's part of a cadre of edge rushers who have helped the Crimson Tide mount one of the nation's best pass rushes this season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown.
The 30-yarder wasn't a replay of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 Alabama's 45-23 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M on Saturday. The game was close for a while before turning into yet another Crimson Tide romp.
No. 22 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-0 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (3-0, 1-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 27.
Series record: Alabama leads 8-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Alabama wants to avoid an early stumble, having outscored its first three opponents by a combined 170-28. The Aggies nearly pulled off an upset of No. 3 Clemson and hope to make a statement in coach Jimbo Fisher's first SEC game.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — In his first year at Texas A&M, one of the things coach Jimbo Fisher has enjoyed most is watching sophomore quarterback Kellen Mond grow and develop from week to week.
"It's just fun to watch him," Fisher said. "The questions he asks, the thoughts he has and ... he's really fun right now and he's learning."
Mond had another big game on Saturday night, running for two touchdowns and throwing for a third to give Texas A&M a 48-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M doesn't have a lot of time to worry about its loss to No. 2 Clemson with just one game before the Aggies travel to face top-ranked Alabama.
First, they host Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday with a chance to work on some things before that Sept. 22 trip to Tuscaloosa.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond turned heads by throwing for a career-high 430 yards as the Aggies came just short of knocking off No. 2 Clemson.
Despite his strong performance Mond knows he must improve this week against Louisiana-Monroe before the Aggies begin SEC play at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 22.
"Still have a lot of work to do with me and a bunch of other positions," he said. "Really looking forward to a new week to get better."
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson safety K'von Wallace has a message for opponents who believe Clemson's vaunted defense was exposed at Texas A&M.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Clemson will employ two quarterbacks when the Tigers visit a Texas A&M team on Saturday night that settled its quarterback question in Week 1.
Coach Dabo Swinney said this week that both Kelly Bryant and freshman Trevor Lawrence will play after both performed well in an easy 48-7 win in the season opener last week.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Nick Starkel threw for a career-high 416 yards and four touchdowns before sitting down at halftime as Texas A&M built a huge lead and cruised to a 55-14 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Mississippi State Dan Mullen looks at Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and doesn't see a first-year player.
"He's a true freshman that has really developed to not be that anymore," Mullen said. "He's started a bunch of games. He's played a bunch."
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Christian Kirk was mostly missing for three quarters against Florida on Saturday night.
Texas A&M's best player showed up in the final frame, just in time to help the Aggies pull out a 19-17 victory over the Gators.
Kirk caught a 40-yard pass from Kellen Mond to set up one field goal and then returned a punt 43 yards to put the Aggies in position for the game-winner, a 32-yarder with 58 seconds remaining that turned out to be the difference.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Coach Kevin Sumlin has so many good runners that the Texas A&M coach sometimes has trouble distributing carries between them.
On Saturday night he saw that Keith Ford was on a roll late. So he kept feeding him the ball, and it paid off as Ford ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 17-yard score in the fourth quarter, to lift Texas A&M to a 24-17 win over South Carolina.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kellen Mond has made plenty of progress since he made his debut midway through Texas A&M's season opener.
The true freshman quarterback will need to continue his rapid development if he and the Aggies (3-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) hope to beat South Carolina (3-1, 1-1) on Saturday before hosting top-ranked Alabama on Oct. 7.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kellen Mond has improved in each of his three games this season.
The question for the Aggies is has he improved enough to help A&M be successful when Southeastern Conference play begins Saturday against Arkansas.