​Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond is not backing down from Alabama's vaunted defense. The sophomore quarterback nearly took one to the house, busting a run for 54 yards against the stout Crimson Tide unit.

Mond's run set up an easy pitch and catch touchdown with tight end Jace Sternberger. Be it a miscommunication or great play design, the junior was wide open. Sternberger's score knotted the game up at 7-7.

Going into Bryant-Denny stadium and not getting run off the field is an achievement itself. Winning will require an impeccable performance and a little bit of luck. Mond's early recovery from an interception has Texas A&M hanging around with Alabama.