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Mond accounts for 4 TDs as A&M gets 38-24 win over Ole Miss

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.

''When you're the quarterback you're going to have those moments of should I take him out? Should I not take him out? (But I) have faith in him,'' Fisher said. ''He deserved the chance to go back in because I knew the look in his eye and the competitor he was.''

''That's what great players do ... they're able to respond to that adversity,'' Fisher continued.

Mond threw TDs of 21, 10 and 5 yards and his touchdown run was a 1-yard scamper in the first quarter.

After being outscored 28-0 in the fourth quarter of consecutive losses to Auburn and Mississippi State, Texas A&M (6-4, 4-3 SEC) scored its first fourth-quarter points since Oct. 13 when Seth Smalls made it 24-21 with a 46-yard field goal early in the period.

''We've had some tough times for two weeks in a row so we had to get that done,'' Fisher said.

Luke Logan missed a 22-yard field goal with just more than seven minutes left. Fisher called a timeout just before the kick, which sailed wide right.

The Aggies pushed the lead to 10 points when Mond found Quartney Davis on a 5-yard touchdown pass with about five minutes left.

Ole Miss (5-5, 1-5) got within a touchdown when Logan made a 24-yard field goal with about two minutes remaining.

An onside kick was called by Ole Miss after that, but A&M recovered it and Williams ran 46 yards for a touchdown on the next play to put the game out of reach.

''They kept their poise and executed,'' Fisher said.

After their recent struggles in the fourth quarter, the Aggies knew they couldn't let up after they got the lead late on Saturday.

''That was really our main focus ... instead of just focusing on winning we wanted to dominate,'' Mond said.

Jordan Ta'amu threw for 373 yards and a touchdown for the Rebels, who lost their third straight game and have won just one conference game. A.J. Brown had 127 yards receiving and DaMarkus Lodge added 122 yards receiving with a touchdown.

''We couldn't get to a rhythm offensively; give those guys credit, they made the plays that we didn't,'' Ole Miss coach Matt Luke said.

Williams had 31 carries for 228 yards in his second 200-yard game this season to give him 1,159 this season.

Willie Hibbler knocked the ball out of Mond's hands on the first series of the second half and Zedrick Woods scooped it up and rumbled 96 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-14.

Mond was intercepted by Ken Webster on Texas A&M's next drive, but the Rebels couldn't move the ball and punted it back.

The Aggies finally put together a clean drive after that, driving 72 yards in nine plays capped by a 10-yard touchdown reception by Davis to tie it at 21-21.

Texas A&M led 7-0 when Ole Miss tied it on the first play of the second quarter when Ta'amu connected with Lodge on a 44-yard TD pass.

The Rebels took a 14-7 lead when Ta'amu scored on a 1-yard run later in the second

Lodge made a 51-yard reception with less than five minutes left in the second quarter. But Ta'amu fumbled two plays later and the Aggies recovered to get one more possession before halftime.

''We had a big turnover in the red zone and had a chance to put us up 10 right there; that was big in the first half,'' Luke said.

Texas A&M took advantage of the miscue when Camron Buckley scored on a 21-yard reception that left it tied at 14-all at halftime.

THE TAKEAWAY

Mississippi: With just two games left the Rebels will have to figure out a way to win a conference game if they hope to become bowl eligible.

Texas A&M: The Aggies moved the ball well at times, but Mond will need to take better care of the ball after committing four turnovers in the last two weeks for Texas A&M to finish the season strong.

MILLER RETURNS

Former Texas A&M star and current Denver Bronco Von Miller was honored during a break in the second quarter. Highlights of the outside linebacker's career with the Aggies were played on the Jumbotron before he was introduced and received a loud ovation from the crowd.

Miller, whose Broncos have a bye on Sunday, played at Texas A&M from 2007-10 and was named MVP of the Super Bowl in the 2015 when he helped the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10.

RECORD-SETTER

Brown became the school's all-time leading receiver with his performance on Saturday. The junior has 1,047 to give him 2,711 in his career to pass Shay Hodge, who had 2,646 yards receiving from 2006-09.

UP NEXT

Mississippi: The Rebels visit Vanderbilt next Saturday.

Texas A&M: The Aggies host UAB next Saturday night in the second of three straight home games to wrap up the regular season.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:39
47-S.Small extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
38
Touchdown 1:50
5-T.Williams runs 46 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
65
yds
00:04
pos
24
37
Field Goal 1:59
92-L.Logan 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
58
yds
02:37
pos
24
31
Point After TD 4:36
47-S.Small extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
31
Touchdown 4:40
11-K.Mond complete to 1-Q.Davis. 1-Q.Davis runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
73
yds
02:42
pos
21
30
Field Goal 14:55
47-S.Small 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
45
yds
01:40
pos
21
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:04
47-S.Small extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
21
Touchdown 4:09
11-K.Mond complete to 1-Q.Davis. 1-Q.Davis runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
72
yds
04:14
pos
21
20
Point After TD 11:34
92-L.Logan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 12:27
11-K.Mond to MIS 4 FUMBLES (17-W.Hibbler). 36-Z.Woods runs 96 yards for a touchdown
1
plays
3
yds
0:00
pos
20
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:44
47-S.Small extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 0:50
11-K.Mond complete to 14-C.Buckley. 14-C.Buckley runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
90
yds
02:50
pos
14
13
Point After TD 9:48
92-L.Logan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 9:54
10-J.Ta'amu runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
03:05
pos
13
7
Point After TD 14:51
92-L.Logan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 15:00
10-J.Ta'amu complete to 5-D.Lodge. 5-D.Lodge runs 44 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
65
yds
01:08
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:49
47-S.Small extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 1:53
11-K.Mond runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
14
plays
86
yds
07:06
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 27
Rushing 4 12
Passing 13 13
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 1-11 7-12
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 416 499
Total Plays 65 76
Avg Gain 6.4 6.6
Net Yards Rushing 68 266
Rush Attempts 30 48
Avg Rush Yards 2.3 5.5
Net Yards Passing 348 233
Comp. - Att. 22-35 19-28
Yards Per Pass 9.9 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-25 1-3
Penalties - Yards 5-48 7-59
Touchdowns 3 5
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 3-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-46.5 4-47.8
Return Yards 25 80
Punts - Returns 2-13 3--4
Kickoffs - Returns 1-12 3-84
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 5/5
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ole Miss 5-5 0147324
Texas A&M 6-4 7771738
348 PASS YDS 233
68 RUSH YDS 266
416 TOTAL YDS 499
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Ta'amu 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 373 1 0 161.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.8% 3374 17 5 159.2
J. Ta'amu 22/35 373 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
I. Woullard 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 64 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 258 4
I. Woullard 16 64 0 16
S. Phillips 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
149 927 12
S. Phillips 3 4 0 3
J. Pellerin 7 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
J. Pellerin 1 3 0 3
E. Swinney 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 40 0
E. Swinney 1 2 0 2
J. Ta'amu 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -6 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
102 356 6
J. Ta'amu 9 -6 1 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Brown 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 127 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
72 1047 5
A. Brown 6 127 0 39
D. Lodge 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 122 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
53 706 3
D. Lodge 6 122 1 51
O. Cooley 15 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 174 1
O. Cooley 3 66 0 34
E. Moore 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 40 0
E. Moore 5 40 0 19
I. Woullard 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 40 0
I. Woullard 1 10 0 10
E. Swinney 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 9 0
E. Swinney 1 8 0 8
J. Pellerin 7 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Pellerin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
W. Hibbler 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Hibbler 1-0 0.0 0
K. Webster 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
K. Webster 0-0 0.0 1
A. Robinson 12 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
A. Robinson 0-1 0.5 0
B. Williams 41 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
B. Williams 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Logan 92 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
16/21 43/44
L. Logan 1/2 24 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Brown 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 41.0 1
M. Brown 6 46.5 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. Moore 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
E. Moore 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. Moore 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 15 0
E. Moore 2 6.5 15 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Mond 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 236 3 1 166.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.4% 2488 15 8 135.2
K. Mond 19/28 236 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
31 228 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
197 1159 11
T. Williams 31 228 1 46
J. Corbin 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 280 1
J. Corbin 6 28 0 10
K. Mond 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 310 5
K. Mond 8 20 1 16
Q. Davis 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
Q. Davis 1 -7 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Sternberger 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 76 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 644 6
J. Sternberger 4 76 0 31
J. Ausbon 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 287 0
J. Ausbon 5 66 0 22
C. Buckley 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 54 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 442 1
C. Buckley 4 54 1 21
Q. Davis 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 408 5
Q. Davis 3 25 2 10
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 272 1
T. Williams 3 15 0 10
T. Wood 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
T. Wood 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
O. Alaka 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
O. Alaka 1-0 1.0 0
L. Pryor 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
L. Pryor 1-0 0.0 0
D. Wilson 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
D. Wilson 1-0 1.0 0
D. Mack 34 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Mack 1-0 1.0 0
K. Keke 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Keke 1-0 0.0 0
T. Dodson 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Dodson 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Small 47 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
14/20 24/24
S. Small 1/1 46 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Mann 34 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 51.0 2
B. Mann 4 47.8 2 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Corbin 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 28.0 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 29.6 36 1
J. Corbin 3 28.0 36 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Paul 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 -1.3 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 7.4 0 0
R. Paul 3 -1.3 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TXAM 35 0:54 5 -2 Punt
10:15 MISS 5 0:54 3 7 Fumble
1:49 TXAM 35 1:08 6 65 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 MISS 25 3:05 7 75 TD
6:06 MISS 8 2:08 6 77 Fumble
0:44 TXAM 35 0:12 4 -1 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:02 MISS 17 1:05 4 15 Punt
4:04 TXAM 35 1:31 5 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:16 TXAM 35 1:24 4 -13 Punt
10:02 MISS 34 2:33 5 61 FG Miss
4:36 TXAM 35 2:37 9 58 FG
1:39 TXAM 35 1:18 16 64 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 TXAM 30 3:17 7 16 Punt
8:59 TXAM 29 7:06 14 71 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 MISS 35 1:10 5 7 Punt
9:48 MISS 35 3:07 10 16 Punt
3:40 TXAM 15 2:50 9 85 TD
0:28 TXAM 6 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:17 MISS 35 0:00 7 61 Fumble
11:34 MISS 35 1:02 5 -18 INT
8:23 TXAM 28 4:14 9 72 TD
1:53 MISS 46 1:40 6 18 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 TXAM 22 1:51 4 -4 Punt
7:22 TXAM 20 2:42 7 80 TD
1:54 MISS 35 0:04 2 65 TD
0:15 TXAM 18 0:00 1 -1