No.. 17 SMU beats Tulane 37-34 in OT to improve to 5-0
17 SMU a 37-34 victory over Tulane on Friday night. Crossley intercepted Tulane freshman Michael Pratt’s pass to put the Mustangs (5-0, 3-0 American Athletic) in position to win with the field goal. “It’s good to get a hard-fought win,” SMU coach Sonny Dykes said. But, we were able to win.”SMU is 5-0 for the second straight season, a feat it last accomplished in 1983. He entered the game second nationally in passing yards.
5 things to know as the Cougars face No. 16 SMU
For the second time this season, the Houston Cougars will be on the national stage as they face the No.16 SMU Mustangs on Thursday night. Kyle Porter leads all Cougars in rushing yards with 448 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and 74.7 yards per game. The last two games Jones has carried the ball over 25 times, gaining over 100 rushing yards in both games. Jones has a total of 751 rushing yards, along with 12 rushing rushing touchdowns, in addition to averaging 127.0 rushing yards per game. Houston will need to produce some explosive plays to keep up with the high powered SMU offense.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Texas A&M offense slow to get going again
Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies argues with officials during the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers. Too little, too late for Texas A&M offense againFor the second time this season against a top-10 opponent, the Texas A&M offense didnt score its first touchdown of the game until the fourth quarter. A lethargic first three quarters on offense once again doomed the Aggies, whose fourth quarter uprising came way too late. Texas State gets first win in thrilling fashionGeorgia State made a name for itself in the opening week of the season when it won at Tennessee, but it was a different story against Texas State. Josh Rowland was the hero, kicking a 35-yard field goal to lift Texas State to the upset in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both.