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Southern Methodist 48, North Texas 10

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas - Tanner Mordecai threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns and SMU defeated North Texas 48-10 in Rhett Lashlee's debut as coach of the Mustangs.

Mordecai's first TD pass, 51 yards to Jordan Kerley gave the Mustangs a 24-3 lead in the second quarter and a 75-yard catch-and-run pass to Roderick Daniels made it 31-10 at halftime.

Rashee Rice and Kelvontay Dixon caught TD passes in the second half. Rice had 166 receiving yards and Kerley 103.

Tre Siggers and Tyler Lavine had short scoring runs for SMU. Siggers led SMU with 54 yards on the ground.

Oscar Adaway had a 35-yard run for the Mean Green's only touchdown. Adaway had 20 carries for a game-high 117 yards.

SMU had the advantage in total offense with 576 yards to 422 for North Texas (1-1).


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SMUNorTx
SMU TD 7:04 Tre Siggers 9 yd run (Collin Rogers kick) 7 0
SMU TD 3:05 Tyler Lavine 5 yd run (Collin Rogers kick) 14 0
Second Quarter SMUNorTx
NorTx FG 11:14 Ethan Mooney 33 yd FG 14 3
SMU TD 10:58 Jordan Kerley 51 yd pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers kick) 21 3
SMU FG 4:52 Collin Rogers 39 yd FG 24 3
NorTx TD 2:08 Oscar Adaway III 35 yd run (Ethan Mooney kick) 24 10
SMU TD 1:57 Roderick Daniels Jr. 75 yd pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers kick) 31 10
Third Quarter SMUNorTx
SMU TD 3:54 Rashee Rice 24 yd pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers kick) 38 10
Fourth Quarter SMUNorTx
SMU TD 14:16 Moochie Dixon 8 yd pass from Tanner Mordecai (Collin Rogers kick) 45 10
SMU FG 6:47 Brendan Hall 32 yd FG 48 10
Team Stats
  SMU North Texas
First downs 23 21
  Rushing 8 10
  Passing 15 9
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 7-13, 54% 6-18, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-3, 33%
Rushes-Yards 32-150 47-202
Passing Yards 426 220
Return Yards 69 44
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-34-0 16-34-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--10 1--5
Punts 4 5
Punts-Average 45.8 40.2
Fumbles Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties - Yards 4-42 6-40
Time of Possession 23:56 33:53
SMU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Mordecai 23 32 432 4 0
P. Stone 2 2 -6 0 0
North Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Aune 14 29 186 0 2
G. Gunnell 2 5 34 0 0
SMU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Siggers 12 54 4.5 1
C. Wheaton 6 41 6.8 0
T. McDaniel 6 41 6.8 0
P. Stone 1 8 8.0 0
B. Epton Jr. 3 5 1.7 0
T. Lavine 1 5 5.0 1
A. Upshaw 1 3 3.0 0
T. Mordecai 2 -7 -3.5 0
North Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
O. Adaway III 20 117 5.9 1
A. Adeyi 10 42 4.2 0
I. Johnson 8 34 4.3 0
I. Ragsdale 6 23 3.8 0
A. Aune 1 6 6.0 0
G. Gunnell 1 -5 -5.0 0
SMU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Rice 8 166 20.8 1
J. Kerley 4 103 25.8 1
R. Daniels Jr. 2 76 38.0 1
G. Haskin 2 41 20.5 0
R. Maryland 2 19 9.5 0
M. Dixon 2 15 7.5 1
A. Upshaw 2 6 3.0 0
T. Siggers 1 4 4.0 0
B. Redding 1 2 2.0 0
T. Knox 1 -6 -6.0 0
North Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Maclin 1 53 53.0 0
J. Roberts 3 41 13.7 0
V. Gumms 2 38 19.0 0
R. Burns 4 35 8.8 0
J. Shorter 2 29 14.5 0
T. Bush 1 12 12.0 0
I. Johnson 2 11 5.5 0
I. Ragsdale 1 1 1.0 0
SMU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Roberts 1 27
S. Wright 1 1
North Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
SMU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Bujcevski 4 183 45.8
North Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rodriguez 5 201 40.2
SMU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Kerley 1 -7 -7.0
North Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
SMU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Record 1 48 48.0
North Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Horton 2 40 20.0
C. Lee 1 4 4.0
SMU Missed FG
Player Length
North Texas Missed FG
Player Length
E. Mooney 31




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