Quick Takes: SMU at North Texas

The Hippogriff trophy was contested on Saturday night, well, at least the game that should contest the Hippogriff. North Texas hosted SMU and the Mustangs spoiled the Mean Green and Seth Littrell's opener with a 34-21 win. 

Some quick thoughts:

- Courtland Sutton is an elite level receiver and a game changer. Sutton caught four passes for 162  yards and three touchdowns, that's 40 yards a catch and over half of SMU's passing production. Sutton has the size and speed to threaten the top of any secondary in the country. 

- Matt Davis went down with a knee injury, before that he was 8-17 with two touchdowns and an interception. SMU head coach Chad Morris says that Davis should play next week at Baylor. 

- North Texas kept the game closer than we expected, Alec Morris looked the part of a guy who can throw for a lot of yards in this offense. His offensive line was terrible, allowing a pretty average SMU defense to sack Mean Green quarterbacks five times. 

- UNT's first two drives ended in Alec Morris' picks, which helped the Mustangs to a 17 point lead after the first quarter. After that initial trouble, Morris settled and 10-13 in the second for 118 yards. 

- SMU faces a tough test at Baylor on Saturday, while UNT faces Bethune Cookman at home. 

Posted on September 5, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.