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SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton caught one pass for zero yards in Saturday's 56-36 loss to TCU.

Sutton is an NFL talent, but he was a no-show on Saturday. That's made all the more disappointing by the fact that SMU was more than game for a shootout. Alas, no production for the 6-foot-4, 216-pounder. He went off for 163 yards and four touchdowns in a win over North Texas last weekend and will look to get back to those pyrotechnic ways against Arkansas State next Saturday.
Sep 16 - 7:50 PM

SMU HC Chad Morris expects sophomore CB Christian Davis (ankle) to return Saturday against TCU.

Davis returned to practice Tuesday. "He should be back," Morris said. "I think it was something minor. It swell up on him just a little bit but I think he should be good." Davis' backup, Cedric Lancaster, got hurt over the weekend, so sophomore corner Eric Sutton will likely be the primary backup corner against the Frogs. "I think that Eric is ready for that challenge," defensive coordinator Van Malone said. "Losing Ced of course is tremendous not only because of what he does on the field but his leadership. The guys, as they did on the field at the time that he was injured, they really lean on Ced. ... The mark of a good team is when you have backups who can step in and you don't lose a beat."
Sep 13 - 12:40 PM

SMU redshirt senior CB Cedric Lancaster (wrist) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Lancaster (5′8/165) suffered a dislocated right elbow in SMU's 54-32 win over North Texas, according to HC Chad Morris. "It's disappointing. That's a young man that's a fifth-year senior that's been in this program and has really struggled to stay healthy," Morris said.
Sep 12 - 4:14 PM

Southern Methodist redshirt junior Courtland Sutton caught eight passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-32 victory over North Texas on Saturday.

Calling Sutton (6'4/216) the best player on the field on Saturday is an understatement. SMU QB Ben Hicks wasn't accurate with the football, but he didn't have to be with Sutton crushing the universe. The redshirt junior wideout scored from 62 yards out to make it 10-7 Mustangs in the middle of the first quarter, and then had a 40-yard score in the middle of the second. His third score was a four-yarder with 10 seconds left in the half. He wrapped up his huge day by hauling in a 35-yard strike from Hicks to make it 31-10 in the second half. North Texas didn't have near enough to come back from that. With his size, speed and length, Sutton is a probable first-round receiver next spring and could potentially be the first wideout selected. Games like this just bolster his case.
Sep 9 - 10:55 PM

An NFC regional scout said SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton is "going to be a good pro."

"He's just a man," the scout said. "He plays in a conference that has some smaller cornerbacks and there are some games where it looks like a Pop Warner game with him." The 6-foot-4, 216-pounds Sutton is a big receiver who plays big. "He reminds me of Titans 2017 first-rounder Corey Davis in that he's slick in creating late separation for himself and winning the contested catches," NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote. "Sutton is my No. 1 WR to watch heading into the season."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 8 - 12:38 PM

SMU named redshirt sophomore QB Ben Hicks the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against North Texas.

Hicks went 9-of-19 for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the opener against Stephen F. Austin. Rafe Peavey and D.J. Gillins, given the allusion of still being in competition for the starting gig, had four attempts combined in that game. Hicks threw for 2,930 yards and a 19/15 TD/INT rate last year.
Sep 6 - 4:13 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton caught two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 58-14 win over Stephen F. Austin.

Well, this was a weird game for Sutton. The future NFL wideout started out well enough, catching a 13-yard touchdown pass in the opening minutes of the game. And then, nothing. He would log just one grab the rest of the way. There have been no reports of any sort of an injury concern. We'll toss him a mulligan on this one. He'll look to do bigger and better things in a showdown with North Texas next weekend.
Sep 2 - 10:38 PM

BetOnline lists SMU HC Chad Morris (+300) as the favorite to become the next head coach at Ole Miss.

Strangely enough, former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley is No. 2 at +500. Rounding out the top-five is Blake Anderson (+700), Les Miles (+800) and Mike Norvell (+1000). Personally, our favorite candidate may be Troy's Neal Brown, who's No. 10 at +1600. The Rebels are searching for a new coach after Thursday night's resignation of Hugh Freeze. Matt Luke is serving as the interim HC.
Jul 23 - 3:08 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton broad jumps 10’3" and vertical jumps 33 1/2 inches.

SMU head coach Chad Morris told SI's Bruce Feldman that Sutton is very similar to former Clemson star DeAndre Hopkins with regards to his "great body control and ball skills." The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Sutton, however, is bigger than Hopkins.
Source: SI
Jul 19 - 12:22 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton needs to improve his ball tracking and hand position in order to reach his full potential, according to Matt Waldman.

Waldman says Sutton's hands aren't poor by college standards, but a bigger leap needs to be taken before reaching the NFL. Waldman brings up Quincy Enunwa as one receiver who was able to progress in this area. Sutton will be viewed as a top three receiver prospect in the country and will get many eyes to tune into SMU on Saturdays.
Jul 12 - 11:01 AM

SMU coach Chad Morris said redshirt sophomore QB Ben Hicks exited spring practice as the front-runner for the starting job.

"I would say so, yes, especially coming out of spring and knowing all the ball that he played in the fall," Morris said. Hicks threw for 2,930 yards and 19 touchdowns last year. A four-star recruit, Hicks was rated by ESPN as the nation's No. 22 pocket-passing quarterback (pocket passer) by ESPN coming out of the prep ranks. Hicks is attempting to fend off Arkansas transfer Rafe Peavey and junior college recruit D.J. Gillins for the starting job.
Jul 8 - 1:37 PM

SMU junior RB Xavier Jones (hamstring) is expected to be fully healthy for August camp.

This past season, Jones initially injured his hamstring in the season-opener against North Texas, then suffered yet another setback when he returned to action against Temple on October 1. The latter injury cost him the remainder of the season. He will be competing with Braeden West and Ke'Mon Freeman for starting rights during the coming campaign. During a healthy freshman campaign in 2015, Jones rushed for 632 yards and 10 touchdowns. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Jones as the No. 79 fantasy running back as we begin to gear up for August camp.
Jul 6 - 9:17 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton "would’ve been a mid-to-late first round choice" had he entered the 2017 NFL Draft.

Bleacher Report previously reported that Sutton was considered by many in the NFL to be a top-15 prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft before he decided to return to school. "The big bodied wide out is a game controlling receiver and the go-to guy opponents cannot stop," Pauline wrote. "Sutton is a long wide out who wins out for contested catches and consistently grabs the ball away from his frame. He’s not afraid to battle in a crowd for the ball and has shown consistent progress in his game." Pauline believes Sutton could be a top-10 pick next spring.
Jul 5 - 12:48 PM

SMU head coach Chad Morris says QB Ben Hicks has the edge for the starting job heading into the summer but noted that he liked the progress of redshirt junior QB Rafe Peavey this spring.

"I would say [Hicks is the No. 1], yes, especially coming out of spring, knowing all the ball that he played in the fall," Morris said. "I expect it to be a great quarterback challenge and controversy going into our first fall camp scrimmage." Peavey, an Arkansas transfer, completed 16-of-18 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game. "I told Rafe out here on the field, 'I wish you had about another two weeks of practice,'" Morris said. "He's really made up a lot of ground improvement-wise. To be able to watch him coming into fall camp will be neat." The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Peavey was a top-10 high school quarterback coming out of the prep ranks.
Jun 15 - 3:20 PM

Oregon State graduate OL Will Hopkins will play his final season at SMU.

Hopkins moves closer to his hometown of Austin, Texas. This makes nine transfers moving into SMU this offseason, including players from programs like LSU and Arkansas. Hopkins saw little action for the Beavers.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 8 - 10:20 AM


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