Taylor Reed suspended for Tulsa game

Starting linebacker Taylor Reed, who leads SMU with 57 tackles this season, is out for this weekend's crucial conference road game due to "conduct detrimental to the team."

Starting linebacker, junior Taylor Reed, has been suspended for one game due to "conduct detrimental to the team."

Reed leads the team with 57 tackles this season.

Reed has not been at practice at all this week and because of the suspension, will not make the trip to Tulsa with his teammates.

This weekend's conference road game is huge for SMU, coming off a loss last weekend. A win might even help the Mustangs crack the Top 25 for the first time since the Death Penalty. They likely would have been ranked had they beaten Southern Miss, as USM was ranked No. 25 in the coaches poll this week.

Kevin Pope will start in place of Reed this weekend. Pope has 13 tackles and one sack this season. Randall Joyner will rotate in.

It's unknown exactly what Reed did to cause June Jones to suspend him for such a huge game, but it sounds like Reed may have said something in the heat of the moment during last weekend's 27-3 loss at Southern Miss.

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