How It Happened: SMU was down only 3-0 after the first quarter to North Texas, but then the wheels fell off. With North Texas’ huge second quarter, scoring 20 points, SMU was out of the game at halftime. Burcham fumbled the ball and it was returned for a touchdown and threw two interceptions. Burcham’s miscues had SMU in a bad position and it got even worse. North Texas tacked on a few more points, but the turnovers in the second quarter ruined any shot SMU had.
What It Means: SMU’s offensive woes continued. The Mustangs fell to a team that it has outrecruited for the last few years, but June Jones and company were outcoached. North Texas knocks SMU down another peg in the metroplex and took any hope of a good season away from SMU’s fan base.
Side Note: SMU has scored 10 points in their last 14 quarters and have been all but shut out in three of their last four games. SMU has been outscored 88-6 to start the season.