SMU rebounded from a blow out home loss to Memphis but blowing out the East Carolina Pirates on the road. SMU is one win from a bowl game and more competitive in the AAC than ever.
Here's what we saw:
- Ben Hicks was good. Hicks completed 60% of his passes for the first time in his SMU career and connected for three touchdowns and no picks. A big step in his development for the Mustangs. His TD to Int ratio gets back in the positive and he looked more comfortable.
- The rushing game was great. Ke'Mon Freeman and Braeden West each rushed for 100 yards at over five yards a clip. SMU had their highest rushing total since the opener against North Texas.
- Courtland Sutton was AWESOME. Sutton is a next level player and he showed it again today, 12 catches 166 yards and two touchdowns. His catches and yards were career high. Sutton's size and speed make him a matchup problem for almost anyone. If Hicks continues to develop that's nothing but good news for Sutton.
SMU welcomes USF to the Hilltop on Saturday.