But before the Mustangs play with the big boys, they need to beat the little ones.
They have a chance to do that Saturday. And oddsmakers think they will do just that, by a whopping 22 points.
Can't remember the last time SMU was favored by 22 over anyone. Much less on the road. Memphis must suck. Sure enough.
The Tigers beat Austin Peay, 27-6, last week for its first win after blowout losses to Mississippi State (by 45 points) and Arkansas State (44). After allowing an average of 628 yards to those foes, defensive coordinator Jay Hopson resigned. Even in a loss, Austin Peay ran up 368 yards on Memphis.
Since the Mustangs were embarrassed by A&M in the opener in College Station, June Jones' team has bounced back with impressive wins over UT-El Paso and Northwestern State. The Ponies have committed to J.J. McDermott at quarterback and their passing game should overwhelm the Tigers in the Liberty Bowl.
But by three touchdowns?More »