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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keenan Holman, WR, SMU

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keenan Holman, WR, SMU How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? -Only offer I had was SMU so I took it. Where did you choose and why? -Mainly because of June Jones, I’ve always loved how his offense works. Its a spread offense for wide receivers. It requires […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keenan Holman, WR, SMU...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU falls short to No. 15 UCF 17-13 on frigid day

SMU receiver Keenan Holman figures the warm-weather foes from UCF didn't have to adjust to a bitterly cold day any more than his Mustangs. It was just plain frigid for both teams, and the Knights found a way to persevere. Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and No. 15 UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by adding the outright American Athletic...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF gets frigid win at SMU with BCS bid in hand

Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 15 UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU 17-13 Saturday in front of just a few hundred fans who braved a brutal ice storm. With the school's first BCS berth secured by Louisville's win at Cincinnati Thursday, the Knights were sluggish before recovering for a school-record eighth...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU letting fans attend Central Florida game for free due to storm

In an unprecedented move, Saturday's game between the SMU Mustangs and Central Florida Knights can be seen in person for no charge after the school announced on Friday that the game would not require a ticket, due to unseasonably cold weather.The game is set to kick-off at 11 AM in Dallas in the midst of freezing temperatures, ice, and snow.While all fans will get into the game...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF visits SMU with 1st BCS bid already in hand

No. 15 UCF has already secured the school's first BCS bid. So the Knights will move on to other things when they finish the regular season Saturday at SMU. There's a chance for the 33-year-old program's first eight-game winning streak, and an outright title and undefeated league record in the first season of the American Athletic Conference. So there's that to focus...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 15 UCF focusing on SMU with BCS berth in reach

UCF has two chances this week to punch it's ticket to a BCS bowl. Either a Cincinnati loss to No. 19 Louisville on Thursday night or victory by the 15th-ranked Knights in their finale against SMU on Saturday will give UCF (10-1, 7-0) the American Athletic Conference title and the BCS berth that goes with it. Coach George O'Leary prefers his team gets there on its own. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF-SMU Preview

UCF has two chances this week to punch its ticket to a BCS bowl. Either a Cincinnati loss to No. 19 Louisville on Thursday night or victory by the 15th-ranked Knights in their finale against SMU on Saturday will give UCF (10-1, 7-0) the American Athletic Conference title and the BCS berth that goes with it. Coach George O'Leary prefers his team gets there on its own. '...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU QB Garrett Gilbert ruled out against Houston

Southern Methodist University quarterback Garrett Gilbert has been ruled out with a sprained knee for Friday’s game against Houston. The 6′-4″ 220 lb. senior was  injured by sliding at the end of a first half run against the University of South Florida last Saturday. Gilbert had to be helped off the field and was on the sideline using crutches the rest of the game. Before...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Frosh leads SMU past South Florida 16-6

Freshman backup quarterback Neal Burcham led two third-period scoring drives to help SMU overcome the loss of injured starter Garrett Gilbert and beat South Florida 16-6 on Saturday night. Gilbert left with 1:21 to play in first half when he hurt his leg while attempting to slide while running the football and was assisted off the field. Gilbert, who was 19-for-23 for 138 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU fends off UConn 38-21

Garrett Gilbert threw four touchdown passes to help SMU hold off Connecticut 38-21 Saturday. The national leader in total offense at 409.4 yards per game before Saturday passed for 353 yards and ran for 23 against the Huskies. SMU (4-5, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) improved its chance of becoming bowl eligible. The Mustangs must win two of their final three games. UConn ...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert, Shead carry SMU past Memphis 34-29

Garrett Gilbert threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, Traylon Shead ran for two more scores and SMU won its first American Athletic Conference game with a 34-29 victory over Memphis on Saturday afternoon. Gilbert was 27-43 in the game as the Mustangs (2-4, 1-1 AAC) went out to a big lead in the first half and held on as Memphis linebacker Ryan Collins scored on a pair of fumble...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU Gotta Be Kidding Me

If you missed the SMU-Rutgers game Saturday (of course you did) you missed the craziest two-point conversion in the history of craziness or two-point conversions. Let's set the stage: (Dramatic music) Rutgers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead in Dallas and extended it to 35-14 in the third quarter. With 11 minutes left in the fourth SMU finally inched back in the game, but...
Via Double Coverage Football
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU scores miracle 2-point conversion to force OT against Rutgers (Video)

The SMU Mustangs lost 55-52 in overtime Saturday to Rutgers, but they would not have been in OT without a miracle throw and catch to convert a game-tying two-point conversion with 1:19 left in regulation. SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert took the shotgun snap and scrambled all the way back to the 23 yard line, then ran towards the sideline and scrambled to the 8-yard line before...
Via Holdout Sports
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU earns two points the hard way

SMU ended up losing to Rutgers 55-52 in OT, but this two-point conversion by the Mustangs deserves the credit it’s due. Garrett Gilbert [yeah the Garrett Gilbert who was thrown into the BCS championship as a wide-eye freshman when Colt McCoy was taken out by Alabama] scrambles for 11 seconds in the backfield before finding Jeremy Johnson’s chalk-dusted toes to send the game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU’s Garrett Gilbert Completes Unbelievable Two-Point Conversion to Force Overtime (Video)

Southern Methodist University lost in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday afternoon to Rutgers, but even so, Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert came away with the play of the game. After finding themselves down 35-14 in the beginning of the fourth quarter, SMU stormed back to put up 21 unanswered points and send the game into overtime. The Mustangs were forced to attempt a two-point...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU's amazing two-point play

The shame of it for SMU is that it wasted this glorious two-point conversion on a loss. Rutgers beat the Mustangs 55-52 in overtime Saturday in Dallas. Overtime was necessary because of what quarterback Garrett Gilbert did on this play, scrambling and throwing all the way across the field for a two-point conversion with a minute left. Gilbert attempted 70 passes, completing 45...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: SMU Completes Unreal 2-Point Conversion To Tie Rutgers Late In 4th Quarter

Rutgers dominated the first three quarters of play against SMU, building a 35-14 lead as the matchup entered the final session. But the Mustangs never quit, and were able to score three unanswered touchdowns to send the game to overtime. Due to a missed extra point early in the fourth quarter, SMU was forced to try a two-point conversion to knot the score at 35-35. Garrett Gilbert...
Via College Spun
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert leads SMU past Montana St 31-10

Garrett Gilbert completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Darius Joseph with 12 seconds left against Montana State to give SMU a come-from-behind 31-30 victory on Saturday against the No. 3 team in FCS. After forcing a Montana State punt, SMU (1-1) took over with 3:46 remaining on its own 19. Led by Gilbert, who finished 35 of 48 passing with 317 yards, the Mustangs took 14 plays to...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Levingston Back on the Map

The former SMU lineman, Dontae Levingston, is now at Santa Monica (Calif.) College and looking to sign in December...
Via recruiting.scout.com
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU's Jones: Big 12 crew made 'worst call I've ever seen'

SMU coach June Jones is still unhappy about a critical holding call that went against his team in Saturday's 41-23 loss to Texas Tech. "I would say that it was the worst call that I've ever seen," Jones told The Dallas Morning News after practice Tuesday. "Fourteen-point swing, it's too bad. I feel bad for the kids more than anything." Jones was...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU Running Back Traylon Shead Suffers Harsh Injury After Getting Horse-Collared Down

In the third quarter SMU running back Traylon Shead went down with what looked like one heck of an injury. While trying to turn the corner on a run he was ridden down hard by a Texas Tech defender who dragged him down from behind (a horse collar tackle). In the process his left leg gets bent up underneath him. You don't have to look at the clip to  see how much pain he is...
Via FatManWriting
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Previewing Texas Tech's visit to SMU

Texas Tech (0-0) @ SMU (0-0) Game time: 7:00 (Friday, 8/30) TV: ESPN Sirius Channel: 158 The Line: SMU +6   As with any season opener, there will be plenty of questions to be answered when Texas Tech takes on SMU Friday night in Dallas. For Texas Tech, it is of course Kliff Kingsbury’s first game as a collegiate head coach after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant...
Via Turfburner.com
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders Jr. Being Investigated by SMU’s Compliance Staff After Backstage Visit With Lil Wayne

Deion Sanders Jr. could be in trouble after hanging out with one of the best friends of his famous father. Sanders tweeted a picture last week of himself and some SMU teammates hanging out backstage with Lil Wayne. Sanders’ father, Deion Sanders, told the media the NCAA is investigating the Mustangs wide receiver, “trying to say [he] got into the concert because [he's] an...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU wide receiver Deion Sanders Jr. went backstage at a Lil' Wayne concert so they're investigating

SMU wide receiver Deion Sanders Jr. went backstage at a Lil' Wayne concert so SMU is investigating because it is illegal for a player to use any type of athletic connection to receive a benefit. Weezy F with @TheAjeeMontes @Ced_Lancaster1 @NealBurcham_12 pic.twitter.com/IlCA98cxCl— Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) August 17, 2013 Because that benefit couldn't have anything...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU looking into Deion Sanders Jr.'s backstage visit with Lil' Wayne

Maybe SMU is being proactive or they're still snakebit by the death penalty they received in 1987, but the school is looking into a backstage visit made to rapper Lil Wayne by Deion Sanders Jr. and some of his teammates. Last week, photos appeared on social media websites of SMU wide receiver Deion Sanders Jr. and some of his teammates hanging out backstage with rapper Lil’...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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