Daily Update: Wednesday, March 30

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Why did a U.S. Navy ship fired 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles? What is the latest update on the Japan nuclear reactor? And who will give SMU’s commencement speech? Find out all this and more on your Daily Update! Anchored by SMU-TV’s Bridget Bennett and Sydney Geisey.

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Mustang Football to Annapolis: Seeking Revenge Against Navy

October 14, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu

The Mustangs travel to Annapolis, Maryland to seek revenge against the Navy Midshipmen Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Last year, the Mustangs lost to Navy 35-38 in overtime in a nail biter at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Navy ranks second in the nation in total pass yards allowed with only 707 yards allowed in five games. The Navy Midshipmen also rank third in pass yards allowed per game with only 141.4.

TCU, who the Mustangs faced in week three, ranks second in pass yards allowed per game, allowing on average 134.2.

Against TCU, the Mustangs passed for 169 yards and rushed for almost 180 yards. As long as Padron makes good decisions and Zach Line plays well, the Mustangs should be able to run the ball right back at Navy.

Navy does not have as good of a run defense, so expect senior Zach Line to have a huge game. The Navy defense is allowing 171.4 yards per game this season.

The biggest worry for the Mustangs is Navy’s triple-option offense. Last year the Mustangs were only able to hold Navy to 300 yards on the ground. Expect a more experienced front seven to keep that number a lot lower than it was a year ago.

Navy senior quarterback Ricky Dobbs has been having a spectacular year. He is leading the team in both rushing and passing yards with 573 and 317 yards respectively.

The game will air on CBS-College Sports with coverage starting at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.

Prediction: SMU 21- Navy 17

Mustangs Fall in Overtime to Naval Academy

October 18, 2009 by · Comments Off 

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Extra Point: Navy at SMU Recap

October 18, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Robby Gillespie and Alan Rose break down SMU’s overtime loss to Navy Saturday from the press box at Ford Stadium. The Mustangs fell to 3-3 on the season.

Who needs passing!

October 26, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Josh Webb
jwebb@smu.edu

This past weekend SMU football lost its seventh straight game. It’s unfortunate because they actualy showed a lot of improvement lat weekend vs Houston. I was hoping that the momentum would carry over to their game against Navy, but I guess not.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a team scoring 34 points while never throwig the ball once. I guess there’s a first for everything. With the Navy Midshipmen down to their third string quarterback, running back Ricky Dobbs took on the load and rushed 42 times for 224 yards and for touchdowns.

So what’s next for the Mustangs, well tey have three games left against Memphis, UTEP, and Southern Miss. So they could finish the season with three straight wins, which will build confidence going into next season.

Overpowering Navy Defeats SMU Football 34-7

October 26, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The Mustangs traveled to Annapolis this weekend for a non-conference showdown against Navy but were unable to stop Navy’s offensive onslaught or get past its defense. The Mustangs, losing their seventh straight game, fall to 1-8 on the season.