Freeman, Jones help SMU outscore UConn 62-50
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — SMU has all its running backs healthy and the Mustangs may just rush their way into a bowl game.
Ke'Mon Freeman and Xavier Jones each ran for more than 100 yards and combined for five touchdowns as SMU outscored UConn 62-50 on Saturday.
Ben Hicks threw for 276 yards and a score for the Mustangs (5-5, 4-2 American), who are at .500 for the first time this season.
SMU tops Tulsa, becomes bowl eligible for 1st time since ’12
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Hicks threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, and SMU became bowl eligible for the first time since 2012 with a 38-34 victory over Tulsa on Friday night.
Tulsa went for it on fourth-and-8 from its own 35 with less than three minutes remaining in the game, but Demerick Gary sacked Luke Skipper and SMU ran out the clock after getting a first down on Trey Quinn's 13-yard catch.
Baylor WR Platt, DE Jones likely to miss rest of season
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor receiver Chris Platt is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury.
Coach Matt Rhule said Tuesday defensive end Xavier Jones also is likely done for the year because of a broken bone in his foot.
Both Platt and Jones were hurt in the Bears' 49-41 loss to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday in their Big 12 opener.
SMU runs for 314 yards, 4 TDs, beats Arkansas State 44-21
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ben Hicks accounted for three touchdowns, Ke'Mon Freeman had 92 of SMU's 315 yards rushing and two touchdowns and the Mustangs beat Arkansas State 44-21 on Saturday night.
Hicks had a 7-yard run to cap the scoring and threw touchdown passes of 55 and 49 yards to James Proche, who finished with three receptions for 131 yards for SMU (3-1). Xavier Jones had 19 carries for 146 yards and receiver Courtland Sutton added a 2-yard TD run.
Hicks-Sutton combo helps SMU beat N Texas 54-32
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Hicks threw four touchdown passes to Courtland Sutton, Xavier Jones ran for two scores, and Southern Methodist beat North Texas 54-32 on Saturday to win its second straight.
Sutton snags 3 TD passes in SMU’s 34-21 win over North Texas
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Courtland Sutton only made four catches but three went for touchdowns in SMU's 34-21 victory over North Texas in a season opener on Saturday.
Sutton finished with 162 yards receiving, including an 88-yarder from Ben Hicks for the fifth-longest touchdown pass in Mustangs history. Sutton's other two TD receptions were thrown by Matt Davis. Xavier Jones added 115 yards and a score on 11 carries as the Mustangs rolled up 572 yards offense.