Sunday, September 22, 2019.
First things first, money, right? Okay, we gave you SMU getting 9.5 points. THEY COVERED.!!🎆🎇🎉🎊💲 https://noozbuffet.com is now 2-0-1 versus the spread.
SMU did the unexpected. They traveled to Fort Worth as 9.5 point underdogs, and beat (25)Texas Christian 41-38. We knew SMU was outscoring opponents 35-6 in the first quarter, and of course, playing on the road this week, we stressed the importance of them getting off to a fast start.
Boy oh boy, they didn’t disappoint us either. SMU QB Shane Buechele rushed 4 yards for the Mustangs first touchdown. Then, TCU fumbled the ball on their own 1 yard line, and SMU recovered. On the ensuing drive, Xavier Jones rushed 1 yard for the Mustangs second touchdown, and it was 15-0 just like that. When the first quarter ended, SMU was winning 18-7. They scored early and often. Mission complete.
Shane Buechele did throw an interception, but he also threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns. His completion percentage was almost 70%. On the ground, Xavier Jones did carry the load. He touched the rock 19 times, and had 79 yards and a touchdown. (that’s a little over 4 yards per carry) Not bad at all.
TCU never really did rebound from that first quarter. They trailed the entire game despite scoring 21 points in the second half and almost making a comeback. I don’t know what happened to that two-headed monster in the backfield, but Darius Anderson did some serious damage. He rushed for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Horned Frogs did a really good job spreading the ball around. Eight different receivers caught passes, but Pro Wells stood out with 2 td’s.
We said when it was all said and done, only one team would remain undefeated. The SMU Mustangs are now 4-0. I really thought this win would spring them into the NCAA Top 25, but I guess voters aren’t giving them that much respect yet.
I don’t know WTF these people look at. UCF loss to Pitt and they’re still in, Army’s in with one loss, and Michigan has one loss. They’re even considering one-loss Iowa State for the 25th spot.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday, and we’ll see y’all next week. Don’t forget, every Thursday we post the Table 7 Top 6, at 6am, and the Nooz Buffet NCAA College Football Feature Game of the Week analysis is up by 3pm.