COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – November did not get off to a great start for Texas A&M at Auburn Saturday, as the Aggies gave up a pair of late touchdowns that turned a 10-point lead into a four-point loss.
The Aggies were hoping to get a victory at Auburn on Saturday and start November off with a win but they gave up two late fourth quarter touchdowns and lost to the Tigers. This is a team that is still dealing with execution issues as they head into the final three games of the regular season.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher said, "We gotta keep practicing. Gotta keep showing, gotta educate 'em and they've got to find a way to fight through it. At the end of the day they want to and they play they've just got to relax and do it. We've gotta put them in that situation. It's gotta happen. You gotta just let it happen, there's no magical formula. There's no magical dust, just relax and keep playing like you did in the third quarter and quit worrying about results of the game and play the game. Play the next play like it's 0-0 on the scoreboard. Don't look at the scoreboard, don't care about it and gut it out and put it away. Then you get three scores and you get four and you learn to do that. You have to do that."
"I tell the guys this all the time, this is a bottom line sport," said defensive end Landis Durham. "There's no magical answer. There's no formula. We just have to go out there all eleven guys on the field have to do their jobs and go out there and win. This game is really only fun whenever you win so we've got to turn this around."
"We gotta forget about it and continue and focus on the next game. No matter what it is go back to the drawing board and figure out what we can do better and pretty much go out and play our game," added quarterback Kellen Mond.
Running back Trayveon Williams said, "Any close game is a tough loss. Week by week it's a new opponent, new team. Any game that you lose is important especially when it's come down to wire and there's a few plays that affects the turnout of the game. It's just something that you have to get through and it goes back to practice and doing the little things. I definitely feel like we'll be able to get that done and come out and execute for next week."
The Aggies three-game road trip is now behind them. The team will be back at Kyle Field Saturday to take on Ole Miss at 11 a.m.