Jennings, dominant defense carry No. 25 SMU to AAC title, 26-14 over Tulane
Kevin Jennings threw a touchdown pass and accounted for 266 yards from scrimmage in his first career start, Collin Rogers kicked four second-half field goals and No. 25 SMU beat No. 17 Tulane 26-14 on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
The Latest: NBA's Hornets ready to welcome fans again
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, passes the ball over Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, second from right, as Hornets forward P.J. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Charlotte Hornets are getting set to welcome fans for home games. The Hornets’ reopening plan has been approved by state and county authorities and allows the team to host fans at 15% capacity, approximately 3,000 per game. “We are excited about the opportunity to welcome more fans to our outdoor venues,” the university said in a written statement. AdTuesday night’s game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena since last March.
The Latest: Cincinnati increases capacity for AAC title game
The school said it brought the capacity in line with what’s being allowed for Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals games. 17 Ohio State women’s basketball team canceled Saturday’s game against Iowa because of a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the Buckeyes program. The Beach didn’t open its season until Dec. 4 and six of its seven games scheduled this month are road games. This will be the third straight game canceled. USC postponed its Pac-12 opener at home against Stanford over the weekend when it first reported the positive COVID-19 test.
Marian Mustangs volleyball team returns to virtual training after high school sports put on hold
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Many student-athletes are disappointed with the new COVID-19 restrictions, especially the Marian Mustang volleyball team. READ: Here are 14 changes going into effect under Michigan’s new COVID-19 restrictionsThey thought they might play the quarterfinal round on Tuesday night, but the decision was made by the Michigan High School Athletic Association to suspend all tournaments immediately. Watch the video above for the full reportMichigan high school sports put on hold as part of new COVID-19 restrictionsHigh School volleyball, swimming and football have all been put on hold in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19. High school football teams were just three wins away from becoming state champions, but the games are now in question as COVID-19 restrictions postpone the season. “I think this is much different than where we were at last March and April,” Michigan High School Athletic Association Executive Director Mark Uyl said.
AP Top 25: Tulsa in at 25; Indiana set for top-10 matchup
Tulsa celebrates after linebacker Zaven Collins (23) made a winning interception against SMU during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. 25 Tulsa is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 10 years and No. 9 Indiana is set to play the first top-10 matchup in program history. Tulsa moved into the rankings after beating American Athletic Conference rival SMU, knocking the Mustangs from the Top 25. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
SMU football vs. East Carolina: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
SMU's case to represent the Group of Five in the New Year's Six was a dealt a sizeable blow following last weekend's 54-48 loss at No. "To go out there and play that way, you just hate not to get the win. Proche's next TD catch will move him past Emmanuel Sanders (34; 2006-09) for the most in school history. The Mustangs' streak of forcing a turnover in 19 straight games came to an end against Memphis. PREDICTION: SMU 48, East Carolina 28
Memphis football vs. SMU: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The 14th-ranked Mustangs look to maintain their hopes for a New Years' Day bowl game Saturday when they visit No. 23 Memphis in a showdown between two of the top teams in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. The nation's leading freshman rusher, Kenneth Gainwell, posted his sixth consecutive 100-yard game and scored a season-high three touchdowns. SMU has scored at least 34 points in every game and ranks sixth nationally in scoring offense (43 points per game). Memphis has scored 35 or more points in six of its seven wins and ranks 10th in the country in scoring offense (38.5).
SMU football vs. Houston: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
HOUSTON - SMU is off to its best start since winning the first 10 games of 1982 and the 17th-ranked Mustangs have destiny in their hands for a trip to the American Athletic Conference Championship Game as they visit state-rival Houston on Thursday night. Junior safety Grant Stuard averages nine tackles per game (second in the AAC) and junior lineman David Anenih leads the team with five sacks. Houston sophomore WR Jeremy Singleton caught the go-ahead score and had a season-high 103 receiving yards last week. SMU senior S Patrick Nelson is tied for 10th in the nation and second in the conference with 7.5 sacks. PREDICTION: SMU 45, Houston 14More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
SMU football vs. Temple: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The 25th-ranked Owls are set to host 19th-ranked SMU in one of the premier games on the American Athletic Conference schedule. ABOUT SMU (6-0, 2-0)The Mustangs are 6-0 for the first time since 1982, but last week's win over Tulsa was anything but unblemished. Temple won the last meeting in October 2016, forcing four turnovers en route to a 45-20 win. In terms of yards per carry, Temple RB Re'Mahn Davis had his worst effort of the season (3.1) against Memphis. PREDICTION: Temple 31, SMU 30More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
SMU football vs. Tulsa: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
DALLAS, Texas - SMU seeks its sixth victory in as many games this season when it hosts Tulsa in an American Athletic Conference contest on Saturday. Junior Zach Smith is coming off a 354-yard passing performance against Wyoming, the first time since December 2016 a Golden Hurricane has passed for more than 300 yards. SMU has been racking up the points this season, ranking ninth in the country with its average of 44.4. SMU also has recorded five interceptions and recovered five fumbles, tying for 10th in the nation in total turnovers gained. PREDICTION: SMU 35, Tulsa 20More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
SMU football vs. South Florida: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Mustangs will now open conference play Saturday with a visit to South Florida, which has beaten SMU in the last three meetings. SMU, which is seeking its first 5-0 start since 1983, ranks second in the nation with 15 total rushing touchdowns. ABOUT SOUTH FLORIDA (1-2)While showing defensive prowess, the Bulls have struggled on offense, scoring just 10 points in their first two games before exploding for 55 in the win against FCS foe South Carolina State. South Florida is 5-1 in AAC openers. PREDICTION: SMU 30, South Florida 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
TCU football vs. SMU: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Members of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrate with Al'Dontre Davis #80 of the TCU Horned Frogs after a touchdown during the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 14, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (PhotoFORT WORTH, Texas - TCU looks to build off its impressive Week 3 win when it closes out non-conference play at home to SMU in the Battle for the Iron Skillet on Saturday. Linebacker Garret Wallow made 10 tackles, including three for loss, and recorded a sack as TCU held an explosive Purdue offense to 204 total yards. The Horned Frogs are second nationally in total defense (209.5 yards per game). PREDICTION: TCU 41, SMU 30More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
North Texas football vs. SMU: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
(Photo by JonathanDALLAS - Junior quarterback Shane Buechele lost his job at Texas, but SMU - his new "employer" - is happy to have him as the Mustangs host North Texas on Saturday. Buechele helped SMU kick off the season with a 37-30 victory at Arkansas State - a win that Mustangs coach Sonny Dykes told reporters was "certainly a step. Senior running back Xavier Jones tied a career high with three touchdowns last week - his seventh game with multiple rushing scores. SMU collected an interception and two fumbles last week, extending its streak of recording a takeaway to 12 games. PREDICTION: SMU 38, North Texas 34More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.