UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas For the first 10 minutes of the game, Stephen F. Austin was dominating SMU.
Then SMU's Margus Hunt came up with a record-setting field goal block and the offense got traction behind the running of Zach Line.
But most of all in Saturday's 52-0 win, an SMU defense that was the worst in the nation in turnover margin last season produced 10 turnovers.
The Mustangs scored 28 points off two fumble returns, and interception return and a blocked field goal return.
"We've been asking for turnovers," SMU coach June Jones said, almost in disbelief. "We finally got some."
SMU picked off six passes Saturday night, matching its interception total for all of last season when the Mustangs ranked 120th in turnover margin. They also recovered four of SFA's five fumbles.
"That was a strange one," Jones said. "That was pretty exciting to watch our defense take the football away so many times. We've been talking about ...