Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond had a tremendous game against the Texas State Bobcats in the Aggies’ 41-7 rout Thursday night at Kyle Field, indicating a forward jump in his collegiate career.
The San Antonio, Texas, native completed 19 passes on 27 attempts for 194 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. Mond also rushed five times for 25 yards and a touchdown, which was also evidence of the progress the quarterback has made from year one to year two under coach Jimbo Fisher.
“Oh, it’s not even close,” Fisher told reporters after the game. “There’s so many things. When you call the game, what he sees, what he does. Where he was getting two on reads today, I mean, and seeing things and getting there easily and the accuracy of the deep ball and down the field which he always — you know, wasn’t consistent enough in the past.”
Mond was pleased with his performance, and he credits being on the same page with his receiving corps as one of the big factors in having the type of game he did against the Bobcats.
“They didn’t show that much on the defensive side tonight but pretty much on everything we know exactly how, you know, the receivers are going to adjust to it, whether they’re going to keep a high on a flag route, break it off, so just a lot of adjustments on this offense,” Mond said. “And I feel like, you know, I was able to trust my receivers and they did exactly what they were supposed to do.”
Mond’s night helped him move forward in program annals. The junior hit eighth place all-time on the passing touchdowns list with 35 thanks to a 21-yard throw to junior receiver Quartner Davis. Mond also moved to eighth place all-time in career total offense at 5,515 thanks to his 219 yards racked up against Texas State.
With Mond moving up and playing better, it gives the Aggies a strong sense of what they have under center moving forward.
“I think he’s really in a good place right now,” Fisher said. “I really do. Command of things is really good. I mean, he totally understands what’s going on.”
The No. 12 Aggies go to Clemson to take on the No. 1 Tigers next Saturday.