FORT WORTH, Texas: Tanner Mordecai added to his nation-leading overall in landing passes with 4 extra and SMU overcame his 3 interceptions in a 42-34 victory over TCU on Saturday within the one hundredth assembly of the Dallas-Citadel Price competitors.
Ulysses Bentley IV ran for 153 yards and a landing and Danny Grey had 130 yards receiving, together with a 68-yard catch-and-run for a rating throughout a torrid get started for each groups.
After ultimate yr’s Iron Skillet sport was once known as off on account of COVID-19 problems in TCU’s program, the Mustangs earned consecutive victories over the Horned Frogs for the primary time since 1992-93.
Mordecai was once 17 of 28 for 245 yards and is as much as 20 TD passes for the season. SMU (4-0) restricted TCU to a couple of box targets after interceptions that put the Horned Frogs (2-1) within the Mustangs’ 25-yard line two times.
The 3rd select through Mordecai was once within the TCU finish zone on a failed fourth-down take a look at from the three at the ultimate play of the primary part, when trainer Sonny Dykes went for the TD as a substitute of a brief box purpose in a 21-21 sport.
The Mustangs were given the ball again in the very same spot at the first play of the second one part when Turner Coxe pressured a fumble on a sack of Max Duggan and DeVere Levelston recovered. Bentley scored the tiebreaking TD from the 1 two performs later.
Duggan was once 16 of 28 for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Zach Evans had 113 yards speeding to surpass the century mark for the fourth time prior to now 5 video games, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to increase a five-game TCU profitable streak relationship to ultimate season.
The groups scored two touchdowns apiece inside the first 8 mins, and Evans put the Horned Frogs up 21-14 with a career-long catch of 46 yards on a display for a TD. Reggie Roberson scored for SMU lower than 3 mins later.
SMU: The Mustangs have 3 consecutive 4-0 begins underneath Dykes, and can attempt to make it 3 directly years of attaining 5-0 subsequent week. That comes with an 8-0 get started in 2019. An outstanding appearing towards a forged Energy 5 program provides Dykes extra fodder for his trust that he’s construction a powerful program.
TCU: The Horned Frogs have constructed their recognition on protection in 21 seasons underneath trainer Gary Patterson. It’s uncommon that they permit greater than 400 yards to more than one non-conference combatants, but it surely’s took place two times this yr. SMU had 595 after California rolled up 442 two weeks in the past.
TCU most probably would have entered the Most sensible 25 with a victory after being the primary workforce out two of the previous 3 weeks. Unusually, the Mustangs weren’t receiving any votes in spite of some other fast get started underneath Dykes. That can alternate, however it’ll most definitely take SMU a couple of weeks to get into the ballot.
SMU: American Athletic Convention opener at house towards South Florida subsequent Saturday.
TCU: Large 12 opener at house towards Texas subsequent Saturday.
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