SMU Mustangs Looking for another Hot Start

SMU got off to a hot start in 2011 at one time the Mustangs were 5-1 but they struggled the rest of the way and finished 8-5. Turnovers were a problem for the SMU offense as the Mustangs finished with a -16 turnover margin. JJ McDermott threw for 3,421 yards but tossed 16 interceptions. Running back Zach Line rushed for 1,224 yards and 17 touchdowns. Darius Johnson caught 79 passes for 8 touchdowns. The defense was very good and finished in the top 30 in the NCAA.

Dallas transfer Garrett Gilbert will be the new quarterback in Coach June Jones wide open offense. Only 3 starters return on the offense and the entire offensive line must be rebuilt. Despite this Gilbert, Line, and Johnson are a good foundation to start from. 7 starters return on defense and they will have to carry the load early while the offense comes together. How fast the offense comes together will determine the 2012 season. 8 wins for SMU in 2012. SMU basketball begins in 2013 with some great match ups. Here are some games:

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Jan 6, 2013

Sun 7:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Houston Cougars vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs Jan 9, 2013

Wed 7:00PM
Hofheinz Pavilion

Houston, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Tulane Green Wave Jan 12, 2013

Sat 2:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Jan 16, 2013

Wed 7:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Houston Cougars Feb 2, 2013

Sat 2:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers Feb 6, 2013

Wed 7:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. East Carolina Pirates Feb 23, 2013

Sat 2:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Rice Owls Feb 27, 2013

Wed 7:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Utep Miners Mar 9, 2013

Sat 2:00PM
Moody Coliseum

Dallas, TX
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