2018 Texas A&M Aggies Football Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this story, we’ll look back on the 2018 Texas A&M Aggies Football team in their Season In Review. The Aggies finished the season with a 9-4 record.

After a win over FCS Northwestern State in the first week of their season, the Aggies were defeated by No. 2 Clemson Tigers. They then got back on track with a win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in a 48-10 win.

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond reacts after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks
Kellen Mond reacts after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks (Getty Images)

Texas A&M fell to 2-2 on the season with a 45-23 loss to No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The team then won three straight games to improve to 5-2 on the season.

The Aggies lost back-to-back games to the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers. The team then won their final four games of the season, including a 52-13 win in the Gator Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Kellen Mond went 238 of 415 for 3,107 yards. He also threw 24 touchdowns and had nine interceptions.

Nick Starkel also went 15 of 22 for 169 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass.

Trayveon Williams led the team with 271 carries for 1,760 yards and 18 touchdowns. Mond also had 149 carries for 474 yards and seven touchdowns. Jashaun Corbin also made a significant contribution with 61 carries for 346 yards and one touchdown.

Jace Sternberger led the team in receptions with 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns. Quartney Davis also had 45 receptions for 585 yards and seven touchdowns. Camron Buckley had 34 receptions for 474 yards and one touchdown.

Jhamon Ausbon had 31 receptions for 375 yards. Kendrick Rogers had a significant contribution with 27 receptions for 336 yards and five touchdowns.

Otaro Alaka led the team with 79 tackles, including 14.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection.

Alaka had nine more tackles than his nearest teammate Tyrel Dodson, who had 70.

He also led the team with his 14.5 tackles for a loss. Kingsley Keke was second with 11.0, while Landis Durham and Justin Madubuike had 10.5. Daylon Mack also had 10.

Keke led the team with 7.5 sacks. Durham was second with 7.0, while Madubuike and Mack were third with 5.5 sacks.

Donovan Wilson led the team with two interceptions. Five other players had one interception, including Larry Pryor, Dodson, DeShawn Capers-Smith, Charles Oliver, and Leon O’Neal Jr.

Madubuike led the team with three forced fumbles. Seven other players had one forced fumble.

Pryor, Keke, Buddy Johnson, and Dodson led the team with one fumble recovery.

Myles Jones led the team with nine pass deflections. Charles Oliver was second with eight, while Debione Renfro was third with five.

Braden Mann had 50 punts for 2,549 yards for an average for 51 yards per punt.

Seth Small was perfect on his 40 extra point attempts. He also went 20 of 28 in field goal attempts.

Daniel LaCamera was also perfect in his 11 extra point attempts. He went 3 of 5 in field goal attempts.

Corbin led the team with 14 kickoff returns for 422 yards and one touchdown. Roshauud Paul had four kickoff returns for 67 yards. Kwame Etwi had three kickoff returns, while Ryan Renick also had one.

Paul also had 24 punt returns for 209 yards.

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