AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond can relate to the emotions Auburn's Bo Nix must be feeling heading into the Aggies-Tigers showdown this weekend.
Mond was once the youthful starter leading his team into big SEC road games.
Nix, a freshman, will be the center of attention when he takes the field in the No. 8 Tigers in the Aggies' backyard. He does have some experience in this situation, albeit as an eighth-grader. Nix had only three or four starts under his belt going into a playoff game against eventual state champion Clay-Chalkville, but passed for five touchdowns among his eight completions in an 85-50 loss in 2014.