College Station, TX (EETV)-Auburn walked into the hostile environment of Kyle Field and defeated Texas A&M with an all-around effort especially on the defensive side of the ball.
The defense kept the Aggies offense at bay, allowing only two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The Tigers were able to hold the Aggies rushing game to only 56 yards alone. Derrick Brown led the way with two sacks and three tackles for loss.
Auburn’s offense looked impressive early as Anthony Schwartz silenced the Aggie crowd with an electrifying 57 yard run on the third play from scrimmage. After a missed field goal the Tigers would strike again as Joey Gatewood found John Samuel Shenker to put the Tigers up 14-0.
Texas A&M would settle for a field goal before halftime as the Tigers would take the 14-3 lead into the second half.
Auburn’s defense stepped up again on the Aggies first drive of the second half as Auburn forced a fumble which was recovered by Daniel Thomas. The Tigers would capitalize on the turnover as Bo Nix would find Seth Williams for a nine yard touchdown pass.
Texas A&M would finally find the endzone in the fourth quarter as Kellen Mond would find Quartney Davis for a 27 yard touchdown.
With the momentum shifting towards the Aggies, the Tigers had to respond. The offense used a heavy dose of running back Jatarvius Whitlow as he extended Auburn’s lead to 18 with a powerful touchdown run.
The Aggies made things interesting as Mond would throw another touchdown pass to Ainias Smith to cut the game to 28-20.
Auburn’s special teams sealed the game as they recovered the onside kick. The offense ran the clock out as the Tigers came out with the victory.
The Tigers were led by Bo Nix who went 12-20 for 100 yards and one touchdown in the game. Auburn’s leading receiver was Seth Williams who hauled in 45 yards receiving and one touchdown.
Kellen Mond threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns and Jhamon Ausbon led the team with 111 yards receiving
Auburn has now won four straight times in Kyle Field since the Aggies moved into the SEC. The Tigers are now 4-0 (1-0 SEC) and they will return to Jordan-Hare Stadium next Saturday night against Mississippi State.