There will be a lot of balls in the air when Texas Tech plays at SMU in a season opener Friday night.
SMU has been to four consecutive bowl games for the only time in school history. In the final season of the Bowl Championship Series, the Mustangs are finally in one of the six conferences with automatic entry into the biggest games in January.
SMU has accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl. SMU will meet a team from the Mountain West on Christmas Eve at Aloha Stadium.
With training camp underway, Cole Beasley is now being looked at as a candidate to make the Cowboys final roster. To SMU coach June Jones, that wouldn’t be a surprise at all.
SMU has not lost this season when it scores first or puts up at least 21 points. The Mustangs were quick to check off both benchmarks to give coach June Jones his 100th collegiate win.
The Panthers are playing in their second straight BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday against SMU, and each time they’ve had an interim coach.
June Jones says he’s very happy as SMU’s coach, even though he was set to leave and has been contacted by multiple schools about head coaching jobs.
The SMU defense kept Case Keenum and Houston’s prolific offense under control — at least as much as any team can control the high-scoring Cougars.
Navy plays at SMU on Saturday after finally ending its six-game losing streak.
Zach Line rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns and J.J. McDermott added 244 yards passing to lead SMU to a 28-17 win over UTEP.
SMU coach June Jones has no plans to leave for Maryland.