It’s hard to accept moral victories as a head coach, but Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies fought to the bitter end on Saturday night.

Texas A&M fell to Alabama 27-19 with a couple of turnovers keeping it from pulling off the upset. One of the three was a costly interception from true freshman quarterback Kellen Mond. Other than the interception, Mond showed poise against an aggressive Alabama defense and made some spectacular plays.

The Aggies defense stood tall for most of the game, especially in the second half. While it wasn’t the outcome Sumlin wanted, fans should be happy with the effort the team showcased.

Conference play rolls on for the Aggies. Texas A&M travels to Florida next week to take on the Gators in The Swamp.

Here is what Sumlin had to say after the game to members of the media: