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Coach Hickerson is leading his troops on to the field for the first time as the head coach of the SMU Mustangs in Lincoln, Nebraksa to take on the number 10 Cornhuskers... sideline reporter caught up with Hickerson before the kickoff...
SR: Coach, tough task to open your season on the road against a tradition rich program like Nebraska. How do you expect your team to respond to the road test?
Coach Hickerson: Well, our program has tradition to it also, so just because the program has been down a while, doesnt mean it cant be back up, I let our guys know it was a privilige to play for this program, taught them a little about the history of SMU, and told them they needed to bring that back to the program and that they have no reason to be intimidated playign in a hostile environment like this. We have had all summer to prepare for this, now its time to let the Mustangs out of the gate.
SR: Thanks coach, good luck.
Nebraska wins the toss, will receive, SMU set to kick.
SMU leads 7 to 0 at the end of the first quarter.
SMU playing lights out in Coach Hickersons debut at the helm... up 28 to 7 headed to the locker room.
Kyle Padron: 14 for 17 244 yards 4 touchdowns
SMU rolls Nebraska 38 to 23... full recap tomorrow.
SMU starts season with bang
Coach Hickerson got his boys fired up enough to start the season off with a huge road win that could carry many bowl selection and recruiting implications down the road, the Mustangs defeated the number 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers in a pretty convincing 38 to 23 fashion. "The game shouldn't have been that close, few missed tackles here led to a big run and a touchdown, then the fumble by Bryce gave them a little bit of momentum, then he got tackeld for a safety, him and Zach are both very balanced backs and we have let him know just because he is a senior he will not be given anything, he is the starter at tailback because we feel he is a little bit better at a few things, but if he can not hold on to the ball, that is the quickest way to be demoted to back up in my eyes,' said Hickerson. Senior tailback Bryce Lunday finished the day with 10 carries for 35 yards, decent number for only 10 carries according to Hickerson, but the fumble was not highly spoke of, backup Zach Line has 3 carries for 21 yards. It was a great start to the season for junior quarterback Kyle Padron however, who twent 22 for 29 for 372 yards and a touchdowns to only 1 interception, "The interception was on me, bad decision, we tried to take a shot right out of the half on a play fake, and they didn't bite and I forced something, should have just taken the sack there," said Padron. Padron completed passes to 7 different receivers, but his favorite target was junior slot receiver Darius Johnson who had 8 catches for 123 yards. "Defensively, we can get better, and will get better, our top two tacklers were freshman, but at this point I do not know if that is a good thing or bad thing," said Hickerson with a chuckle.
Next week the Mustangs will have their home opener as they host another Big 12 team, the Buffaloes of Colorado, who are 1-0 going into week 2.
Kyle Padron 22 for 29, 372 yards, 5 TD's, 1 INT
Darius Johnson 8 catches, 128 yards
Cole Beasley 5 catches, 68 yards, 2 TD's
Darius McDade 3 catches, 90 yards, 1 TD
Terrance Wilkerson 2 catches, 34 yards, 1 TD
Bradley Haynes 2 catches, 42 yards
Zach Line 3 carries, 21 yards, 1 catch, 10 yards, 1 TD
Jeremy Hall 7 tackles
Kenneth Acker 6 tackles, 2 for a loss
Brandon Henderson 4 tackles, 2 sacks
Richard Crawford 2 interceptions
Tim Jefferson has 6 total touchdowns in a rout of SDSU on the road. AFA is trying to get some love from the pollsters.
At least we have rice next week
RETURN TO CALIFORNIA IS A BUST
The Cougars returned to California, this time to face the Golden Bears at Berkley. Coming off a sound defeat of the UCLA Bruins, Houston was hoping to build on it's road momentum.
Unfortunately the turnovers that plagued the QB corps in game 1 continued. Cougar QB Cotton Turner amassed a respectable amount of yardage through the air, but threw some costly turnovers, all in the red zone.
The Cal defense was tenacious. The Cal running game was even better. Chris DeBioske ran roughshod over the Cougars and the Houston defense could not handle the onslaught.
Houston will have to quickly regroup in order to find last season's 10-4 form.
I noticed that Houston was scared of inviting the Falcons down for a visit...
SMU will play anybody anywhere lol
Alright, you're on tap next year!
Bring tissues. Ill bring a shoulder to cry on.
TCU finds a way to win against Texas Tech.
The Horned Frogs were sure in a hell of a firefight in week 2, edging out Texas Tech 36-30, taking the lead for the first time since the first quarter with 58 seconds left on backup HB Waymon James' 4th TD of the day. James would come on in relief due to the injury to All-American HB Matthew Tucker, who was sidelined in the first half for the game with an injury. James would finish the day with 164 yds on 13 carries, 2 catches for 16 yds, and 4 TDs, one of which was an 84 yd run to put TCU down by one point in the fourth quarter. The day was highlighted by back and forth scoring as TCU just could not stop Texas Tech's air raid attack until the 4th quarter when it counted. Matthew Tucker should be ready to play next week as #10 TCU will be on the road against Navy.
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