What They Are Saying: SMU Beats ECU

The Mustangs are 3-2 and on pace for a bowl game. Come inside PonyStampede.com to hear what the rest of the media is saying about the win against ECU!

SMU defense is in a state of denial
Dallas Morning News
SMU safety Chris Banjo describes the Mustangs' defensive mentality this season like this: It's not over until the other team scores.

Blocked field goal attempt helps ignite SMU
Dallas Morning News
Bo Levi Mitchell completed 17 of 29 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead SMU to a 28-21 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Gansz's work lives on with SMU's special teams
Dallas Morning News
Only minutes after SMU's 28-21 win over East Carolina on Saturday, linebacker Chase Kennemer and cornerback Bryan McCann found themselves talking about late special teams coach Frank Gansz.

At 6-8, football novice gives SMU Mustangs a kick-blocking threat
Dallas Morning News
Margus Hunt, better known as a an international-level shot put and discus thrower from Estonia, has emerged as a game-changing weapon for SMU, with three blocked kicks in the last two games.

SMU makes East Carolina walk the plank
SMU Examiner
SMU converted only two of 10 third-down opportunities, committed 12 penalties for 158 yards and held the ball for only 24 ½ minutes Saturday night against East Carolina. Yet, the "All Grit, No Quit" Mustangs pulled off a 28-21 victory over the defending Conference-USA champions in their first game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in 35 days.

SMU defeats Pirates despite penalties
News Observer
The Pirates could not capitalize on one of football's ultimate gifts -- an opponent's lack of discipline. SMU was flagged 12 times for a staggering 158 penalty yards but still earned a 28-21 upset win.

Even the little mistakes are bigger in Texas
Everything was bigger for East Carolina in Texas Saturday night. Especially all those little mistakes. The 28 points it took for host SMU to upend ECU mostly were the result of a litany of ECU errors, from a goal line penalty to consecutive blocked field goals to an inability to tackle on a midfield interception.

Experience not evident for ECU
The mistakes that have plagued East Carolina this season are far more characteristic of what you might expect from an inexperienced roster. A rash of delay of game infractions and false starts hardly demonstrate the discipline you might get from a team dominated by seniors and juniors.

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