Kellen Mond overcame a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and passed for three scores as host Texas A&M defeated Mississippi 38-24 in an SEC game on Saturday afternoon.
Trayveon Williams ran 46 yards for a touchdown and finished with 228 yards on 31 rushes for the Aggies (6-4, 4-3).
The Aggies were on the verge of breaking a 14-14 halftime tie on the first possession of the third quarter when they drove to the Rebels’ 3-yard line. But Mond lost 2 yards, fumbled and Zedrick Woods picked the ball up and ran 96 yards for a touchdown that gave Ole Miss a 21-14 lead.
But that would be the Rebels’ final lead as Mond and Quartney Davis teamed on two touchdowns during a 17-0 run by Texas A&M. The Rebels are 5-5, 1-5,
Mond bounced back later in the quarter to throw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Davis to tie the score at 21 after three quarters.
Texas A&M took a 24-21 lead less than a minute into the fourth quarter when Seth Small kicked a 46-yard field goal.
The Rebels had a chance to tie or take the lead when they drove to the Aggies’ 5 before stalling. But on fourth-and-2 Luke Logan missed a 22-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter.
The miss became even more costly on the next possession when Mond threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Davis to increase the lead to 31-21 with 4:36 remaining.
Logan’s 24-yard field goal cut the lead to 31-24 with 1:51 left, but A&M recovered the ensuing onside kick and on the next play Williams ran 46 yards for a touchdown.
Mond completed 19 of 28 for 236 yards and one interception.
Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu completed 22 of 35 for 373 yards and a touchdown as A.J. Brown (six catches, 127 yards) and DaMarkus Lodge (six for 122) both had more than 100 yards receiving.
Mond ran 1 yard for a touchdown to give the Aggies a 7-0 lead after the first quarter.
Ta’amu threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Lodge in the second quarter and ran 1 yard for another touchdown to give the Rebels a 14-7 lead.
Mond threw a 21-yard touchdown to Camron Buckley with 44 seconds left in the half to even the score at 14 at halftime.
—Field Level Media