The Aggies flipped the switch in the 2nd half

Mark Passwaters, Publisher
Aggie Yell

Texas A&M went into the locker room down 21-14 to Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday with no momentum. 31 unanswered points later, the Aggies walked off with a 45-21 win. Here's a look at some of the numbers showing A&M's second half dominance (and more).


First Half yardage: ULL 227, A&M 127; Second half yardage: A&M 353, ULL 82

A&M rushing yards: first half, -22; second half, 201

ULL passing yards: first half, 156; second half, 60

ULL rushing yards: first half, 71; second half, 22

3rd quarter first downs: A&M 17, ULL 3

Firsts, events of note


For the first time in Aggie history, four true freshmen scored their first touchdowns: Jhamon Ausbon (TD pass), Kellen Mond (TD run), Jacob Kibodi (TD run) and Camron Buckley (TD pass, also first career reception)

Kellen Mond is the first true freshman in A&M history to throw for 300 yards in a game (24-31, 301 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT)

Anthony Hines had the first sack and forced fumble of his career on the same play in the third quarter. Deshawn Capers-Smith had his first fumble recovery on the play.

Mond completed passes to 11 different players: Ausbon, Christian Kirk, Buckley, Tanner Schorp, Aaron Hansford, Keith Ford, Kendall Bussey, Damion Ratley, Roshauud Paul, Kendrick Rogers and Clyde Chriss.

A&M's big three linebackers -- Otaro Alaka, Tyrel Dodson and Anthony Hines -- combined for 19 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and an interception returned for a touchdown.

Damion Ratley had two catches for 26 yards in 2016. He had 2 catches for 86 yards Saturday.

Jacob Kibodi had 1 carry for 3 yards before Saturday. He had 4 for 101 in the win, and is the fourth A&M back this season to rush for 100 yards in a game.

Tyrel Dodson's pick six was the first of his career.

The Aggies have now played 17 true freshmen: Mond, Paul, Buckley, Ausbon, Kibodi, Jayden Peevy, Hines, Derrick Tucker, Keldrick Carper, Debione Renfro, Myles Jones, Carson Green, Dan Moore, Jared Hocker, Hezekiah Jones, Buddy Johnson and Robert Congel (walk-on).

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