The Aggies forced a three-and-out for the first time this season on the opening drive and allowed just 155 passing yards, marking the fewest allowed in a victory in a SEC West game since joining the league.

The Aggies were led in all-purpose yards by two true freshmen, wide receiver Ainias Smith (105) and tailback Isaiah Spiller (82).

Junior quarterback Kellen Mond improved his career record to 18-9, moving into a tie for eighth all-time with Stephen McGee (2005-08). He became the fifth Aggie to surpass the 500 career completions mark, increasing his total to 512.

Junior wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon’s five receptions upped his career total to 123, tying him with Ricky Seals-Jones for ninth on A&M’s all-time list.

Junior liebacker Buddy Johnson recovered a fumble in the third quarter and returned it 62 yards for A&M’s first non-offensive touchdown of the season. The fumble return for a touchdown was the longest the Aggies have had since Nov. 26, 2004 against Texas and the first since the UAB game in 2018. Johnson also had 10 tackles, making it back-to-back games with double digit tackles.

Junior defensive tackle Justin Madubuike forced the third quarter fumble, the first of his career. He also blocked a 35-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter, the second of his career.

Sophomore defensive end Tyree Johnson tallied a career best eight tackles in the win.

Freshman linebacker Andre White Jr., recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter, good for an 11-yard loss.

Freshman punt returner Ainias Smith recorded a season long with a 34-yard punt return in the first quarter.

Freshmen DeMarvin Leal (defensive end) and classmate Brian Williams (safety) made their first career starts as Aggies.

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