COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Kellen Mond threw 4 landing passes to change into Texas A&M’s profession chief, Isaiah Spiller ran for 131 yards and the No. 7 Aggies routed South Carolina 48-Three on Saturday evening.
Mond moved previous Jerrod Jefferson with the 68th landing go of his profession, a 52-yarder to Devon Achane within the third quarter with the sport lengthy determined.
Mond additionally ran for a rating to assist Texas A&M enhance to 5-1 – all within the Southeastern Convention – for its greatest begin since opening 6-Zero in 2016. The Aggies are 7-Zero towards the Gamecocks.
Mond and Spiller helped the Aggies open a 21-Zero halftime lead and cruise to their fourth consecutive victory since a loss at Alabama final month.
Spiller had two quick pickups for first downs – one on a fourth-and-1 with Texas A&M in chip-shot subject purpose vary – earlier than Mond flipped a Four-yard TD go to Ainias Smith.
Mond discovered tight finish Jalen Wydermeyer for 2 first-half scores. Wydermyer was left on their own and walked into the tip zone on a 15-yard scoring seize. Proper earlier than half, Mond hit Wydermyer on a crossing route close to the purpose line to go up three scores.
South Carolina (2-Four), coming off an off week, had no reply.
Quarterback Collin Hill was eight of 21 for 66 yards and two interceptions earlier than getting lifted within the fourth quarter for final yr’s starter and present backup, Ryan Hilinski.
Kevin Harris, the SEC’s second-leading rusher coming in, was restricted to 39 yards on 13 carries.
Mond had a 15-yard scoring run to start out the third quarter earlier than his lengthy TD go to Achane gave him his newest faculty document. Mond already holds profession Aggies marks for completions, passing yards and whole offense – in all probability with extra on the way in which as his senior season continues.
He completed 16 of 26 for 224 yards.
Spiller additionally had two catches for 46 yards earlier than limping off the sector within the third quarter. The tailback went into the Aggies’ medical tent and got here out operating on the sidelines. However with Texas A&M’s massive lead, he was not wanted within the second half.
South Carolina has surrendered 1,071 yards and 100 factors in losses to LSU and the Aggies its previous two video games.
The Gamecocks averted their first shutout since 2018 on Parker White’s 48-yard subject purpose with lower than six minutes left.