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SMU senior DL Justin Lawler has the highest pass-rush grade in the country according to Pro Football Focus.

Lawler (6'4/265) has posted a 90.3 grade, higher than any player in the country. The number comes from his six sacks, and the 31 pressures he's had in the 2017 season. Those pressures are the most of any 4-3 edge rusher in the country. Numbers like this will certainly attract plenty of attention, and could lead to Lawler being a high selection this spring, depending on his measurables.
Oct 12 - 11:11 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore QB Ben Hicks has been added to the Manning Award watch list.

The Manning Award is handed out annually to the top quarterback in the country. It is the only award which takes postseason work into account. Hicks has been nothing short of brilliant this season. In six games, the 6-foot-1, 214-pounder has thrown for 1,672 yards with a 15/5 TD/INT ratio. He has been incredibly consistent in his work, too, having hit on at least two touchdown passes in all but one contest this season. He'll be off on bye on Saturday.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 12 - 5:44 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn caught 17 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-22 loss to Houston.

Quinn picked up a five-yard touchdown catch near the end of the first quarter. He has been one of the biggest surprises through the first month-plus of the season. After failing to finish with more than 200 yards receiving in either of his first two active seasons with the Mustangs, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has blossomed to the tune of a 54-587-5 receiving line. He has caught 32 passes in his last two games alone.
Oct 7 - 10:59 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton caught 11 passes for 160 yards in Saturday's 35-22 loss to Houston.

Sutton was essentially a non-factor through the first four games of the season -- he failed to record more than 35 yards receiving in three of those contests -- but has come on like a house on fire over the past two weekends. In that recent space, the 6-foot-4, 214-pounder has logged an 18-272-2 receiving line. We expect him to trend closer to the latter output moving forward than his earlier ghosting performances. SMU is off on bye next Saturday, with a road date against Cincinnati to follow.
Oct 7 - 10:53 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn caught 15 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-28 win over UConn.

Quinn logged receiving touchdowns in the second and third quarters against a soggy UConn secondary. He has now surpassed 100 yards receiving in two of his last three games and is working to a 37-431-4 line in five contests this season.
Sep 30 - 8:35 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton caught seven passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-28 win over UConn.

Sutton hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass to open the game's scoring in the first quarter, later looping around for a 34-yard scoring grab in the fourth quarter. This performance was a needed one for the future NFL wideout. Sutton had been held under 35 yards receiving in three of four games prior to Saturday's big showing.
Sep 30 - 8:30 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore QB Ben Hicks completed 27-of-37 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 49-28 win over UConn.

Hicks was an even, steady performer throughout the game, tossing touchdown passes in all four quarters to help the Mustangs improve to 4-1. For the campaign as a whole, the 6-foot-1, 214-pounder has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of SMU's games this year. He's up to 1,275 yards passing with a sharp 14/3 TD/INT ratio.
Sep 30 - 8:25 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline says "all signs" point to SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton entering the 2017 NFL Draft and has narrowed his list of potential agents.

Pauline states Sutton will delay the process until after the season and continue to focus his efforts on the field. Sutton's production has really dropped off through four games, as he's caught just 13 passes for 217 yards and five touchdowns.
Sep 27 - 8:13 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton's draft stock is sliding based on his performances this season.

Sutton (6'4/216) had a massive game against North Texas where he scored four touchdowns. Since then, the production hasn't been there, and Pauline believes teams are taking note. He's caught just 13 passes this season, and as Pauline notes, that's not great production for a player that's considered a possession receiver. There's still time for Sutton to turn things around, but he certainly doesn't look like the first-round prospect so many believed him to be coming into 2017.
Sep 25 - 7:23 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn caught seven balls for 116 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to TCU.

In his first year eligible for the Ponies after transferring over from LSU, Quinn has been targeted more than anticipated. Through three games, he's posted a 17-265-2 line. The former four-star recruit gives SMU a dangerous second aerial option next to first-round prospect Cortland Sutton.
Sep 19 - 12:37 PM

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


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