Mustangs defeat Green Wave with game-winning OT FG in New Orleans

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 17 SMU Mustangs had their hands full with the Tulane Green Wave. However, they were able to remain undefeated.

The Mustangs won 37-34 over the Green Wave at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

SMU Mustangs wide receiver Danny Gray makes a reception against the Tulane Green Wave
Danny Gray makes a reception against the Tulane Green Wave (Photo by the SMU Mustangs Athletic Department)

With the win, the Mustangs improved to 5-0 on the season. SMU is now 2-0 within the American Athletic Conference.

The loss dropped the Green Wave to a 2-3 record. Tulane has dropped all three AAC games thus far.

The Mustangs scored the game-winning field goal when Chris Naggar made a 34-yard field goal.

SMU is leading the AAC standings with their 5-0 (2-0) mark. Navy is tied with them, as they are 2-0 in conference play; however, they are 2-2 overall.

Tulane has the worst conference mark at 0-3 despite the 2-3 overall mark. Memphis Tigers, Temple Owls, South Florida Bulls, and the Green Wave have not won a conference game yet.

Mustangs quarterback Shane Buechele went 23 of 37 for 384 yards. He also had two touchdown passes.

Ulysses Bentley IV had 25 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. Rashee Rice had seven receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Green Wave quarterback Michael Pratt went 12 of 29 for 192 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Stephon Huderson had 19 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown. Duece Watts had three receptions for 56 yards.

Pratt scored two rushing touchdowns for the Green Wave. Huderson also scored a rushing touchdown.

Mykel Jones caught a touchdown reception. Merek Glover also made two field goals.

Danny Gray scored a rushing touchdown for the Mustangs. He also caught a touchdown reception.

Bentley IV also scored a rushing touchdown. Rice caught a touchdown reception, as well.

Naggar made three field goals.

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