SMU Football had fans on the edge of their seats as the clock clicked into OT. For the second straight game, Chris Naggar hit a 34-yard FG in overtime to get the win, 37-34 against Tulane.
The Mustangs are now 5-0 for the second straight season and are now 3-1 in OT under Head Coach Sonny Dykes. It has been about 35 years since SMU Football have gone 5-0 two seasons in a row.
“We are fortunate to win, but didn’t play particularly well. We weren’t in sync on either side of the ball and did a bunch of things when you’re supposed to lose but were able to win,” said Dykes.
During tonight’s game, three receivers put up at least 100-yards: Danny Gray, Rashee Rice, and Tyler Page. After the game, Gray stated he makes big plays and the guys know to give him the ball and let him do what he wants with it. With the Mustangs’ top receive Reggie Robinson Jr. out from tonight’s game, his teammates had to work even harder.
“We knew we had to step up and make plays because everyone knows Reggie was a major receiver. We had to play for Spook. We came out, fought hard and played our asses off..excuse my language,” said Gray.
SMU has been able to have Club Takeaway bottle service during 7 straight games. Of course tonight was no different during OT when Brandon Crossley was able to serve up Tulane with an interception. This was Crossley’s 3rd straight game with an interception.
“Interceptions come during the week honestly. It’s based on the work ethic we have. If I am around the ball 30 times during practice, I can get two [interceptions] during a game,” stated Crossley.
The Mustangs are scheduled to play Cincinnati next Saturday, but are unsure if it will happen since the Bearcats have had some positive COVID19 tests.