COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Kellen Mond beat out Nick Starkel in training camp to win the starting quarterback job at Texas A&M, and after two weeks it doesn't look like he plans on giving it up any time soon.
Mond has been lights out through two games, throwing for 614 yards and five touchdowns without an interception.
The second half against Clemson may have been his coming out party to the rest of the country.
On a national ESPN broadcast Mond threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, nearly leading the Aggies to the come from behind victory over the number two ranked team in the country.
His teammates were very impressed with his efforts, but he feels like he still has work to do.
Wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon said, "Kellen played his butt off. He played his butt off and I'm proud of him. He's worked hard in practice and this offseason."
Offensive lineman Carson Green added, "Kellen did unbelievable. He was able to move around when he saw pressure, and that was the big thing. He was able to scramble and he was very calm when he was doing it. He was able to find receivers open and make a play when we needed him to. He stepped up and that was awesome."
Mond liked what he did, but knows he can do better. "I feel like I took another step. I feel like I still have a lot to improve on. I missed a couple throws I feel like I could have made and should have made and could have made the game a lot closer."
Mond and the Aggies take on Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at 6:30 on the SEC Network.