Mustangs Dominate enroute to 58-14 Victory
By: Michael Tula (BTP Sports/Kant 15.5)
September 2nd, 2017 — The first game of the season couldn’t have started any better for the Mustang faithful as they cruised to a 58-14 victory over Stephen F. Austin. Sophomore QB Ben Hicks connected with Junior star wideout Courtland Sutton for a 13yd touchdown pass. SMU
followed up that score with an 85 yd interception return courtesy of Jordan Wyatt and the Mustangs never looked back at that point as they amassed a 35 – 0 lead with 12:55 left in the 2nd quarter.
With 2 defensive touchdowns and 165 rushing yards by halftime, SMU had a stranglehold on this game. SFA simply missed tackle after tackle, couldn’t stop the run and gave up too many big plays against SMU. SMU’s Trey Quinn broke 4 tackles (his last broken tackle being an emphatic stiff arm) enroute to put the proverbial nail in the coffin with his 35 yard TD reception, which put SMU up 44-6 early in the 3rd quarter.
SMU finished the 2016 season with a 5-7 record — a solid season considering their senior qb Matt Davis was lost for the season during their opener against UNT. Expectations for the Mustangs this season seem to be bowl-game-or-bust. After handedly winning a game they were supposed to win, they seem to be off to a good start.