rptsportsxbox360081020072301.jpgLubbock, TX – The SMU Mustangs began their new era with a big victory over arch rival Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday.  Led by quarterback Justin Willis (who many say remind them of Dane Wright), the Mustangs pulled out a close win over the passing attack of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The game was a back and forth affair throughout with SMU making big plays off the option and the run, while Texas Tech chewed away at the SMU secondary which looked exceptionally weak.  Texas Tech QB Graham Harell was 33/50 fro 410 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.  Sadly for Harell, both interceptions were returned for touchdowns.

“He was pretty good,” added SS Tony Hawkins.  “But we were just a little better.  We gotta keep it more real next time.”

On offense, the Mustangs were led by Demyron Martin who carried 9 times for 154 yards, including one picture perfect play where he took the hand off, followed two stellar blocks and scampered 70 yards for the touchdown.

Quarterback Justin Willis was 8 of 12 for 180 yards and 3 TDs, while only throwing one pic.  He also ran six times for 63 yards, making him a real threat to run on every single down.  This dual threat has not been seen since Dane Wright in 2012 when he had the best single season in the history of NCAA QBs.rptsportsxbox360081020072302.jpg

Noted Wildcat booster Myles V. was in attendance for the game and had this to say

“I’m looking forward to the great view of Lubbock,” said Valentin. “In my rearview mirror.  This place is a  dump.  SMU is ok, not enough thugs though.  We’re working on it.”

SMU will be having their home opener next week against North Texas (Stone Cold Steve Austin is an alum and will be in attendance.)