College Football
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UL Monroe at Texas A&M
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't expect to see any difference in his Aggies this week as they prepare to host Louisiana-Monroe. It should be the same preparation they had last week before facing No. 2 Clemson and the same as next week's prep for No. 1 Alabama.

"There's a game being played and there's a scoreboard," Fisher told reporters Monday. "Your mindset never changes who you play. How you prepare should be the same every week." Quarterback Kellen Mond has received national attention after a career-high 430 passing yards in the 28-26 loss to Clemson, helping the Aggies move to third nationally with an average of 629.5 yards of total offense. Fisher said Mond is one of the hardest workers in practice and has become a leader on the team by example. The Warhawks rallied from halftime deficits to win both of their games this season.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network. LINE: Texas A&M -27

ABOUT LOUISIANA-MONROE (2-0): Junior quarterback Caleb Evans has thrown for 541 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions, and boasts 101 yards to go along with a score on the ground. Senior Marcus Green has caught all four of those touchdowns and leads the Warhawks with 11 catches for 195 yards. The ULM defense came up big in last week's 21-20 win against Southern Miss, holding the Golden Eagles to 58 rushing yards and forcing four turnovers while totaling five sacks.

ABOUT TEXAS A&M (1-1): Mond has 614 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions while junior Trayveon Williams leads the ground attack with 271 yards and three scores. Sophomores Kendrick Rogers (nine catches, 153 yards, two TDs) and Jhamon Ausbon (nine catches, 142 yards) have become dependable targets among a stable of receivers. Fisher praised the work of the defense's front seven - led by linebackers Tyrel Dodson and Otaro Alaka - during a physical game with Clemson.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Texas A&M is one of nine FBS teams that have not forced a turnover this season.

2. Texas A&M LB Anthony Hines will miss the rest of the season with a lower leg injury, Fisher said Wednesday.

3. ULM is tied for eighth nationally with eight sacks, including three from junior DE Sam Miller.

PREDICTION: Texas A&M 48, Louisiana-Monroe 17
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
UL Monroe 2-0 W2 27.5 25.5 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0
Texas A&M 1-1 L1 42.5 17.5 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0
Last Meeting
UL Monroe Texas A&M
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/1/14 ULM 16 TAM 21 347 78 269 243 137 106
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
UL Monroe P. Thomas 55.3 246 0 1
Texas A&M K. Allen 46.4 106 1 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
UL Monroe P. Thomas 19 44 2.3 0
Texas A&M B. Williams 19 71 3.7 1
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
UL Monroe R. Ceaser 5 99 19.8 0
Texas A&M S. Noil 5 69 13.8 1
Touchdowns Player TD
UL Monroe C. Donald 1
Texas A&M T. Carson 1
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
UL Monroe C. Evans 61.7 541 4 2
Texas A&M K. Mond 61.5 614 5 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
UL Monroe D. Gore 28 118 4.2 1
Texas A&M T. Williams 37 271 7.3 3
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
UL Monroe M. Green 11 195 17.7 4
Texas A&M K. Rogers 9 153 17.0 2
Touchdowns Player TD
UL Monroe M. Green 4
Texas A&M T. Williams 3
Quickchart Matchup
UL Monroe UL Monroe Off vs  Texas A&M Texas A&M Def
UL Monroe 454 yards
Texas A&M 332 yards
UL Monroe 5 yards/rush
Texas A&M 3 yards/rush
UL Monroe 6.7 yards/attempt
Texas A&M 8.5 yards/attempt
Texas A&M Texas A&M Off vs  UL Monroe UL Monroe Def
Texas A&M 629.5 yards
UL Monroe 436.5 yards
Texas A&M 6.2 yards/rush
UL Monroe 2.3 yards/rush
Texas A&M 9.1 yards/attempt
UL Monroe 8.4 yards/attempt