The 18th Ranked SMU Mustangs (7-1) Blew up a Close Game, 47-23. Temple Owls get trampled by the Mustangs. The Temple Owls (1-4) welcomed them SMU Mustangs to Lincoln Financial Field on a beautiful November Saturday.
Temple started off well scoring on the first play of the game. Randle Jones (2 catches for 86 yards,1 TD) went 75 yards to put the home team up with just:13 played. The Owls doubled their points from the previous game when they put up 3. Temple held the lead at the half but things would sour in the final quarter.
In just over seven minutes, the Mustangs scored four touchdowns. The fireworks started on the opening play of the quarter. Tight End, Kylen Granson (6 catches for 149 yards) hauled in a 24-yard pass from QB Shane Buechele (24 of 35, 355 yards, and 4 touchdowns). It took just 2:12 for Tyler Levine (8 carries, 49 yards) to tack on another score. SMU was just warming up. Rashee Rice followed 2:00 later by Tamerick Williams having his only touch-of the day for 49 yards.
News and Notes:
SMU had a big edge in total yards, 549-368 as well as passing yards, 355-211, and Rushing yardage, 194-157. Oddly, Temple had the advantage of the time of play, 35:05 to 24:55. For SMU, Tyler Page picked up 131 yards on 9 catches good for two TDs.
With Anthony Russo out with a shoulder injury, Temple used two quarterbacks. Trad Beatty threw one touchdown and accrued 129 yards on a 8 of 12 day. Sophomore Redshirt, Re Al Mitchell threw his first touchdown since transferring from Iowa State. Mitchell went 9 of 18 for 82 yards. The youngster also picked up 66 yards off 17 carries.
SMU has now scored an astounding 162 points in their last three games.
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