SMU/Tech Recap, Raiders Ruin SMU's Nice Things

SMU is still seeking it's signature June Jones win. Maybe next week.

Texas Tech 41

SMU 23

PASS: Mayfield (TT): 43-60, 413, 4 TD Gilbert (SMU): 41-62, 388

RUSH: Mayfield (TT): 12-16, TD Gilbert (SMU): 14-53, TD

REC: Ward (TT): 13-150 Johnson (SMU): 12-131

Freshman Walk-On Baker Mayfield made his debut for Kliff Kingsbury's offense. He proved more that capable, though Tech's rushing attack could use some work before Big 12 play. Mayfield had five touchdowns in all, four passing one rushing. Mayfield was under strict order not to throw more than 6 yards downfield or at least it seemed that way.

SMU didn't look terrible but their defense became worn down in the second half particularily in the fourth when Tech pulled away with 21 points.

Garrett Gilbert didn't throw any picks but didn't do much else other than being the only rushing threat the Stangs could must. Pony Express is dead and I'm not feeling well either. Traylon Shead, which is apparently pronounced "Shed" struggled before leaving with a knee injury. SMU was forced to trot out a cadre of white running backs who were all described as gym rats, fundamentally sound, and gutsy, but none were effective. Hal Mumme's version of the SMU offense looked earily similar to June Jones'.

Both squads go all FCS next week, Tech gets SFA and SMU gets Montana State. Beware the Bobcats SMU, we've seen what FCS schools can do when properly motivated and equiped.

Posted on September 2, 2013 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Sports.