How to watch SMU vs. Stephen F. Austin football game
Stephen F. Austin @ SMU
Current Records: Stephen F. Austin 0-2; SMU 2-0
What to Know
After two games on the road, the SMU Mustangs are heading back home. They look to take advantage of their home turf advantage Saturday as they take on the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Gerald J. Ford Stadium at 7 p.m. ET. SMU should still be riding high after a big win, while the Lumberjacks will be looking to right the ship.
SMU made easy work of the North Texas Mean Green last week and carried off a 65-35 victory. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Mustangs had established a 55-21 advantage. RB Ulysses Bentley IV was a one-man wrecking crew for SMU, rushing for three TDs and 227 yards on 19 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the matchup was Bentley IV’s 84-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.
Special teams collected 17 points for SMU. K Chris Naggar delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Stephen F. Austin came up short against the UTSA Roadrunners last week, falling 24-10. No one had a standout game offensively for the Lumberjacks, but they got one touchdown from WR Xavier Gipson. Gipson’s performance made up for a slower game against the UTEP Miners three weeks ago.
The Mustangs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 34.5-point (!) margin of victory. Those taking them against the spread are banking on an outcome similar to that of the team’s contest last week, where they covered a 14.5-point spread.
SMU simply couldn’t be stopped when the teams previously met three seasons ago, as they easily beat Stephen F. Austin at home 58-14. Will SMU repeat their success, or do the Lumberjacks have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium — Dallas, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
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The Mustangs are a big 34.5-point favorite against the Lumberjacks, according to the latest college football odds.
Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 34.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
SMU won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
- Sep 02, 2017 – SMU 58 vs. Stephen F. Austin 14