The Texas A&M Aggies rebounded from a slow start to pick up a 24-21 comeback win over the No. 25 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday night in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston.
After falling into an early 14-0 hole, the Aggies responded with 24 straight points, taking their first lead of the game in the fourth quarterback on a 67-yard touchdown run by quarterback Kellen Mond.
The junior signal-caller was named MVP of the Texas Bowl after rushing for 117 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries and completing 13 of 19 passes for 95 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
The first 14 points of the game went to Oklahoma State, but it was all A&M from there. The Aggies capitalized on a short field resulting from a shanked punt to get on the board in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Spiller. Then they tied it up in the third quarter when Kellen Mond connected with Jhamon Ausbon for a 10-yard touchdown.
Mond with the TD
Kellen Mond gave the Aggies their first lead of the game with just under 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, keeping it on an option play and cutting it back across the field en route to a 67-yard touchdown. He went on to add another long run on the next drive to set up a field goal that made it a two-score game.