Texas A&M Football needed a big win against Ole Miss, and while they were able to pull it off, the play of quarterback Kellen Mond was both surprising and concerning.
Despite it not being reflected in the win column, the play of Texas A&M Football quarterback Kellen Mond had been a big plus thus far in SEC conference play for the Aggies.
Against the Ole Miss Rebels, a game that should have been a good confidence-builder for Mond and the offense, the entire unit really struggled, barely putting up enough points to edge out the Rebels by just a touchdown.
Mond threw for just 172 yards and one touchdown, tossing a pair of interceptions in an overall sloppy performance. Mond did run for 76 yards, which continued a stretch of games in which Mond’s running ability and performance has improved and proved to be a deadly weapon.
In addition to the lack of numbers put up by Mond through the air, there looked to be a major lack of chemistry between Mond and his receivers all day. Quartney Davis, the Aggies top receiver, had just one grab for 15 yards, while Jhamon Ausbon had just five grabs for 47 yards.
The running game carried the offense, which looked as bad as it has looked since week two against Clemson. Fortunately enough, the Aggies have a win to account for in this game, which should make the confidence of the offense somewhat similar to what it was coming into the game.
Regardless of it resulting in a win, the Aggies will still need to make some serious adjustments after this game. The offense looked all over the place, and if the running game did not show up, then the Aggies absolutely would have lost this game, a game that should have been a blowout win on paper.