The SMU Mustangs followed up their thrilling victory over Navy with a convincing win over the Houston Baptist Huskies 63-27 to improve to 2-3 on the season. This was the first match up between the two schools and this was Mustangs last non conference game of the season.
It was a quick start for the Mustangs as they were able to capitalize off a Huskies turnover with a 6 play 64 yard drive that was capped by a Jared Miles 20 yard touchdown run.
The offense would quickly strike again after a Huskies three and out with a 92 yard touchdown pass from William Brown to Tyler Page. This was the longest touchdown pass for the Mustangs since 2009. (96 yards, Bo Levi Mitchell to Aldrick Robinson)
The Huskies would get on the board with a field goal to make the score 14-3 with 3:35 left in the first after a Mustangs fumble.
SMU repsonded to the field goal with a 5 play 64 yard touchdown drive to make the score 21-3 late in the first quarter. James Proche showed off his ability on that drive with two catches for 63 yards, including a 20 yard catch and run for the touchdown.
On 4th and 8 on the Mustangs first drive of the second quarter, Jamie Sackville completed a pass to Ben Redding for a 25 yard gain. Braeden West would finish the drive with a 25 yard touchdown run to make the score 28-3 SMU.
SMU lined up for a field goal to end the first half but instead Sackville connected with Redding again for a 4 yard touchdown pass to make to take a 35-10 lead into the half.
This was a game full of chunk plays for the Mustangs. They had nine passing plays of 15+ yards and nine rushing plays that gained 10+ yards.
Up next: The Mustangs continue conference play against the ranked UCF Knights.
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