Robinson Selected in NFL Draft

May 1, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Marissa Belske
msbelske@smu.edu

SMU’s Aldrick Robinson was drafted by the Washington Redskins this weekend in the 2011 NFL draft. The Texas native was the 178th selection overall, going 13th in the sixth round.

While at SMU Robinson was a constant force on offense. As wide receiver he caught a school record 14 touchdowns with 1,301 receiving yards in last season alone.

Robinson is the third Mustang in three years to make it to the NFL level. He joins the likes of New Orleans Saint punter Thomas Morstead and Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

The Daily Update: Tuesday, March 1

March 1, 2011 by · Comments Off 

What’s the secret ingredient of the latest ice cream craze in London? How high are gas prices going to go? And what SMU football player is among the top 300 prospects of the NFL scouting combine? Find out all this and more on your Daily Update!

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Mustangs Trample Owls: 42-31

October 3, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Fans cheer on the SMU Mustangs at Saturday's game against Rice. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH GALANTE / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu

The Mustangs rolled past Rice University on Saturday in Houston with a 42–31 win. The last time SMU beat Rice in Houston was in 1986.

SMU is halfway to being bowl eligible again and is currently undefeated in conference play and tied for first in C-USA West with Houston.

The game started off with a bang when Sterling Moore intercepted a pass from Rice quarterback Nick Fanuzzi and returned it for a touchdown. Richard Crawford also added an interception, his first of the year.

The Mustangs gather for a huddle during the game against Rice. SMU won 42-31. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH GALANTE / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

The SMU defense held Fanuzzi to 276 yards and, more surprisingly, held running back Sam Mcguffie to just 96 yards. McGuffie, a transfer from the University of Michigan, rushed for almost 500 yards his freshman year.

SMU’s special teams continue to keep the Mustangs competitive and a fun team to watch. Linebacker Youri Yenga blocked a field goal that Ja’Gared Davis was able to scoop up and take back 77 yards for a touchdown.

SMU has only allowed one field goal all season on six different attempts.

“I was proud of how the guys played on the road and how Kyle got on track,” said June Jones in a post-game press conference.

The passing game really starting clicking this weekend when Kyle Padron threw 24-32 for 371 yards, 3 touchdowns, and had a passer rating of 203.33.

Cole Beasley led the team with eight catches for 158 yards. Aldrick Robinson had six catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

“Al really stepped up and made some big tough catches,” said Jones after the game.

Aldrick Robinson has been leading the receiving core this season racking up 421 yards and six touchdowns so far.

The passing game has been quiet all season. The Mustangs need to continue to have games like this to show that they are running a true run-and-shoot offense. This will also help show off that they are a dual threat offense both in the backfield and in the passing game.

The Mustangs take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in their third conference game this season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Dallas at Ford Stadium on Saturday.

Spring Football: WR Sanders Leaves Big Shoes To Fill For Mustangs

April 11, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

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