Texas A&M football: 5 takeaways from loss at Alabama

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Kellen Mond is unflappable

I briefly mentioned the 99-yard touchdown drive by Texas A&M to tie the game at seven early on, but it’s worth talking about more. Kellen Mond stepped up in a major way to, albeit briefly, give his team some hope in a game that started hopeless. Mond rebounded from his early mistakeand earned most of those yards on a 54-yard quarterback draw.

He made a nice play fake and hit a wide open Jace Sternberger for the 14-yard touchdown to get on the scoreboard.

Mond was under pressure all game long. Texas A&M’s offensive line had trouble slowing down the Tide, but that didn’t matter. Mond hung in the pocket as long as he possibly could on most plays. He stood tall. He stood tough. He will be just fine despite the outcome of this game.

Fisher told the halftime reporter Mond was calling his own number on some of the quarterback runs in order to make things happen. He had 112 rushing yards by halftime. College stats give quarterbacks negative rushing yards for sacks, so Mond ended with 98 yards and a touchdown officially.

Nothing will bother this kid. The Aggies have a special talent.