Texas A&M Football fell to Auburn in what was a must-win game, losing by the score of 28-20 after a very slow start. How did the Aggies come up just short?
Texas A&M Football absolutely needed a win over Auburn on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, the Aggies were not able to pull out a win, falling to the Tigers by eight points at home.
The Aggies started out very slow, trailing 14-3 at halftime. Kellen Mond looked fairly good in the first half, however Auburn’s front seven made things impossible for the Aggies running attack.
The Aggies trailed by 18 points on two seperate occasions in the second half, once after an Auburn touchdown early in the third quarter and again about midway through the fourth quarter. Both times the Aggies fought back, with a Seth Small field goal and Ainias Smith touchdown on consecutive drives cutting the defecit to 28-20.
A Braden Mann onside kick was recovered by Auburn, who then ran the clock out, cementing the Aggies second loss in four games. The Aggies really struggled on defense at times, as Auburn’s freshman quarterback Bo Nix looked very good, and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had the Aggies on their toes with exotic play-calling.
Mond finished the game with two touchdowns and no interceptions, which is a big plus, but it will end up being meaningless considering the final result of the game.
There were quite a few positives to be taken away from the loss, but in the end, the Aggies fell short in a game that they absolutely needed to win. Jimbo Fisher’s group has a lot of work to do, and it will need to be done quick with a matchup against Alabama looming in a couple of weeks, a game that will decide the outcome of the Aggies season.