3 points from the burst victory over South Carolina

Coming to this week’s list of games, this particular match between Texas A&M football and South Carolina had a warning written over it.

Texas A&M Aggies


South Carolina Gamecocks


Entering this week’s list of games, this particular clash between the Aggies and South Carolina had a warning written over it. The Aggies had two very disputed decisions against teams that were supposed to win. Texas A&M earlier this season had trouble hitting a Vanderbilt 0-4 team and two wins in Arkansas.

Both teams arrived at the game today with a winning attitude. The Aggies needed to win to keep their CFP hopes alive, and the Gamecocks needed to get back on track after a stunning defeat at the hands of LSU last week.

The Aggies attack pushed the Gamecocks out early, going into the break with a three touchdown advantage and all the momentum. South Carolina simply had no answer for Kellen Mond and running back Isaiah Spiller, who ran 131 yards. Gamecocks were only able to make a basket with only six minutes left to play.

Although this game is not the most competitive, here are my three lessons from that explosion.

3. Kellen Mond silenced critics – for now

The biggest question for Aggies in 2020 was whether quarterback Kellen Mond could present consistent numbers. Since Jimbo Fisher took the reins, Mond has been put in the even heavier spotlight after arriving on campus with a considerable amount of hype.

Mond had no problem breaking a part of the Gamecocks defense by throwing for four touchdowns and ran to another one away from South Carolina at the end of the first half.

Mond already holds Aggies’ marks in his finishing career, passing yards and total attack, with more on the way as his senior season continues.

The senior finished the game on 16 of 26 for 224 yards. He has a big road test next week against Tennessee in Knoxville.