SMU Men’s Basketball Falls to UAB

January 20, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Marissa Belske
msbelske@smu.edu

SMU men’s basketball (10-8, 1-3 C-USA) fell to the UAB Blazers Wednesday night in their second consecutive loss on the road. The 67-53 loss leave the Mustangs with a 1-3 record in conference.

For the Mustangs, senior forward Papa Dia continues to bring in impressive numbers. Dia recorded his fourth double-double in a row against the Blazers with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Rodney Clinkscales also dropped 16 points for the Mustangs on the night.

The Mustangs bring it home this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Southern Miss. SMU has been hot from home this season, winning 9 out of the 13 games they have faced in Moody Coliseum.

SMU Mustangs Beat UAB in Unexpected Style 28-7

September 12, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu

Posted by Kimmy Ryan

Zack Line runs in a winning touchdown into the inzone, SMU 28 UAB 7. (PHOTO BY STUART PALLEY / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

The SMU Mustangs improved to a 1-1 season after winning in unexpected style 28-7 against UAB last night. Freshmen running back Daryll Fields started the game, but senior SMU running back Zach Line stole the show with 122 rushing yards and 25 receiving yards.

“I could tell after Zach’s first carry he had gained some confidence from last week,” Coach June Jones said in a post-game interview.

Jones was very excited about winning in such an unexpected style. This is the first time SMU has had more rushing yards than passing yards under Jones in the “run and shoot’ offense.

Kyle Padron played with more confidence than he did against Texas Tech. He completed 18 of 33 passes for 145 yards. He had nine rushes for 66 yards. And, with four touchdowns and a passer rating of 111.45, Padron had a successful night.

“Kyle was still a little bit unsettled, but he did what he had to do to win the game and made plays when he had to,” Jones said.

Padron was quick to scramble yesterday after seeing UAB’s downfield coverage. Scrambling was better than panicking and forcing passes, which resulted in interceptions in the Texas Tech game.

“Instead of panicking and just throwing it, Kyle ran the ball,” Jones said.

Padron spread the ball out and got many receivers involved in the game. Padron continues to mature as a quarterback.

SMU wide receivers Cole Beasley and Aldrick Robinson had 51 yards each, but Darius Johnson was the star wide receiver of the game, catching two touchdowns.

The SMU front seven continue to be the strength of the SMU defense, especially the “speed at linebacker,” according to Coach Jones. Linebacker Pete Fleps led the team with 13 tackles in the game and one tackle for loss.

The front three put a lot of pressure on UAB. The linebackers were able to contain UAB rushing-quarterback David Isabelle to just 34 rushing yards.

Turnovers, which plagued the Mustangs against Texas Tech, were not as big of a problem against UAB. The Mustangs did fumble early in the first quarter, which led to a UAB passing touchdown from David Isabelle to wide receiver Mike Jones.

“As long as we don’t turn the ball over, we will be competitive in every game,” Jones said.

The Mustangs host Washington State next week on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Kimmy Ryan and Chris Sacks breakdown the highlights of Saturday’s home game against UAB.

SMU vs. UAB: Post Game Recap from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

Sports Blog: SMU Beats UAB, 28-7

September 12, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Kimmy Ryan
kryan@smu.edu

The Mustangs came out of the locker room ready to close the door on UAB. They continued their domination with a strong offensive showing from Zach Line and Darius Johnson. The Stangs were able to fend off the Blazers 28-7.

SMU’s wide receiver Johnson had an incredible second half. He scored his first and second touchdowns of the season and looked much more comfortable on the field.

SMU quarterback Kyle Padron looked confident rushing and passing. Coach June Jones said Padron ran well in his one-on-ones against UAB.

SMU’s defense has a strong front seven men. They were able to continue their great play in the second half and hold UAB’s QB Isabelle, who rushed for over 200 yards last weekend, to only 34 rushing yards.

Head Coach June Jones, running back Zach Line, and linebacker Pete Fleps weigh in on the game at the press conference: SMUmustangs.com.

Sports Blog: SMU 14, UAB 7, Halftime Update

September 11, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu
Posted by Kimmy Ryan
kryan@smu.edu

The Mustangs head into the locker room with a lot of excitement after a huge defensive goal-line stand at the end of the second quarter.

In the first quarter, SMU quarterback Kyle Padron threw 11-19 for 86 yards with a passer rating of 96. Padron rushed for 58 yards. Aldrick Robinson has four catches for 51 yards. True Freshman Daryll Fields and senior Zach Line have been splitting carries with 27 yards each. Zach Line has 2 touchdowns in the first half and 3 total on the season.

Turnovers were a big problem against Texas Tech last weekend. SMU has already fumbled the ball once inside their own 20-yard line. The fumble led to a UAB passing touchdown from quarterback David Isabelle to receiver Mike Jones.

SMU Linebacker Pete Felps is leading the team with 4 total tackles in the first half. The SMU defense has held UAB’s quarterback to just 38 rushing yards. If the Mustang defense can keep him contained, the second half should be just as successful as the first.

Getting Ready for the Game

September 11, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Getting Ready for the Game from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

SMU Daily Mustang Interactive Editor Andy Garcia is on the Boulevard as people set up for the game. Check back with us today for game coverage.

(PHOTOS BY FELICIA LOGAN / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

SMU Football: SMU vs UAB Prediction

September 9, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu

Kyle Padron and the SMU Mustangs may not have brought their A-Game to Lubbock, but they played hard and showed a lot of improvement from last year. Credit is due to Texas Tech’s defense, which is debatably the best SMU has seen in the Padron Era. The Raider’s defense was able to put a lot of pressure on wide receivers Aldrick Robinson and Cole Beasley as well as a sufficient pass rush on Padron with just four defensive linemen.

Overall, SMU proved that the Ponies can hang with a prestigious Big 12 program.

Padron suffered a stinger at the end of the game and came out for the last play complaining of soreness in his ribs and throwing wrist. He fully participated in practice Monday morning and will definitely be starting for the Mustangs Saturday.

Last weekend’s mistakes, if corrected, could lead to a victory this Saturday against UAB. SMU had four turnovers on Sunday and three of them led to touchdowns by the Red Raiders. Fewer turnovers are the key to the offense winning against UAB. Last week UAB lost a nail biter against Florida Atlantic University in the 4th quarter, 32-31. If the Mustang offense stays on their A-game this week, the end score this Saturday should not be as close.

UAB’s offense is centered on their running game. Quarterback David Isabelle rushed for 214 yards on 22 attempts and only passed the ball for 79 yards. SMU only allowed 72 rushing yards against Texas Tech’s Air-Raid offense. This shows a huge improvement from last year’s Pony defense.

If SMU’s defense can contain UAB’s QB Isabelle, the ponies should easily come out with a win in this week.

At the game Saturday Sept. 11, fans are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to show support for the United States and the Mustangs. The game will have a patriotic theme and free tickets will be given to first responders, emergency medical personnel, and anyone with a Military ID. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Sports Blog: SMU vs. UAB Predictions

September 9, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Chris Sacks
csacks@smu.edu

Kyle Padron and the SMU Mustangs may not have brought their A-Game to Lubbock, but they played hard and showed a lot of improvement from last year. Credit is due to Texas Tech’s defense, which is debatably the best SMU has seen in the Padron Era. The Raider’s defense was able to put a lot of pressure on wide receivers Aldrick Robinson and Cole Beasley as well as a sufficient pass rush on Padron with just four defensive linemen.

Overall, SMU proved that the Ponies can hang with a prestigious Big 12 program.

Padron suffered a stinger at the end of the game and came out for the last play complaining of soreness in his ribs and throwing wrist. He fully participated in practice Monday morning and will definitely be starting for the Mustangs Saturday.

Last weekend’s mistakes, if corrected, could lead to a victory this Saturday against UAB. SMU had four turnovers on Sunday and three of them led to touchdowns by the Red Raiders. Fewer turnovers are the key to the offense winning against UAB. Last week UAB lost a nail biter against Florida Atlantic University in the 4th quarter, 32-31. If the Mustang offense stays on their A-game this week, the end score this Saturday should not be as close.

UAB’s offense is centered on their running game. Quarterback David Isabelle rushed for 214 yards on 22 attempts and only passed the ball for 79 yards. SMU only allowed 72 rushing yards against Texas Tech’s Air-Raid offense. This shows a huge improvement from last year’s Pony defense.

If SMU’s defense can contain UAB’s QB Isabelle, the ponies should easily come out with a win in this week.

At the game Saturday Sept. 11, fans are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to show support for the United States and the Mustangs. The game will have a patriotic theme and free tickets will be given to first responders, emergency medical personnel, and anyone with a Military ID. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Men’s Tennis Advances To Conference Tournament

April 23, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

The SMU men’s tennis team heads to the Conference USA semifinals after taking down fifth-seeded UAB 4-0 in Houston.

The Mustangs will take on Tulsa for the first time in four years in the C-USA semifinals Saturday. SMU extended their winning streak to five matches, having won eight of their last nine.

The team jumped out to a two point lead with singles wins at No. 2 and No.4, followed by two SMU freshmen winning to close out the victory.

SMU has never played in the conference championship, but it will be its fifth straight C-USA semifinals.

Women’s Basketball Crushes UAB

February 15, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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