SMU returns home for undefeated Tulsa

After a two game road trip, SMU returns home tonight to host undefeated Tulsa in a key Conference USA match up. Go inside to see what Jones had to say about his team and what the Mustangs must do to be successful against Tulsa. The Mustangs return home for a two game home stand, next week SMU host Houston.

June Jones returns his troops to Gerald Ford Stadium tonight when his Mustangs take on an undefeated Tulsa team in a conference USA match up.

After a two game road trip, the Mustangs return to the friendly confines of the Hilltop for their next two ballgames, against Tulsa and an improving Houston squad.

Jones realizes that his team will have a big challenge before themselves Saturday night.

"They do a lot of things," Jones said. "They play a really fast paced game, a lot of tricks plays; Tulsa is a hard team to prepare for."

Jones team takes on an undefeated Tulsa team that currently ranks No. 1 offensively in the country.

"Tulsa plays with a lot of confidence," Jones said. "They believe in what they are doing and they are very comfortable with it. It shows."

Tulsa, led by second year head coach Todd Graham, brings in a 5-0 record with several blowouts on their resume so far.

"We will have to be at our best to beat them," Jones said. "Our kids will be ready, I'm hoping that we will continue to show improvement and make steps forward in what we are doing."

Jones said earlier on Monday in his weekly press conference that he doesn't plan on shaking up what the Mustangs are doing offensively or defensively.

"We must stay the course," Jones said. "We know what we are doing will be successful here once we learn everything we are doing and the kids keep improving every ballgame. We have to improve at every position, we have to be more consistent on our assignments, this system works, and we have proven you can win with it everywhere we have been."

Jones' confidence appears to be a united belief with his coaching staff.

"June Jones doesn't panic," Dan Morrison, longtime assistant coach for Jones said. "We are very confident in what we are doing. We just have to get better at what we are doing. I don't know when it will happen, but we are very confident it will happen."


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