Preston tosses 3 TDs in opener

SMU commitment Conner Preston has lost some key offensive weapons from last year, but the senior quarterback appeared to be in mid-season form at times last night, as Serra beat Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks 34-7.

SMU commitment Conner Preston has lost some key offensive weapons from last year, but the senior quarterback appeared to be in mid-season form at times last night, as Serra beat Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks 34-7.

Preston went 10-18 for 267 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. He was pulled early in the 4th quarter with the Cavs up big.

"At Serra, we like to take shots down the field, but they are a well-coached team, and they didn't want to give up the big play," Preston said. "In the first half, we tried to push it a little bit. In the second half, we bit our lip and took what they gave us.....Luckily, we were able to get ahead, but in a tighter game, we won't be able to do that."

The 6-foot-2, 200 pounder committed to SMU in early June. According to sources, Preston appears to be one of the most secure commitments, his parents are looking at buying a home in DFW to watch him in the future.

"Tonight was a lot to build on, but it was a good start," said Preston.

On Sunday, Preston will find a spot on his couch to watch SMU take on Tech in a nationally televised game.

"I'm pumped, beating Texas Tech will put SMU even more on the map."


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