Dallas, Tx – Shane Buechele passed for three touchdowns and running back Xavier Jones scored two rushing touchdowns, leading SMU to a 37-20 victory over Tulane (6-6, 3-5) on Saturday.
The win makes the Mustangs 10-2 to end a very successful season.
Buechele completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 180 yards, connecting with Myron Gailliard and Kylen Granson for touchdowns in the first quarter. Jones rushed for 125 yards on 18 carries, scoring two big touchdowns for SMU.
Tulane’s quarterback Justin McMillan statistically had a better day than Buechele, passing for 242 yards, but McMillan never found one of his receivers in the endzone. Tulane struggled to find consistent scoring opportunities against the Mustangs’ stealthy defense. Two rushing touchdowns and two field goals just weren’t enough to match the scoring ability of SMU.
Senior James Proche III scored on a 26-yard touchdown reception from Buechele in the early moments of the final quarter. SMU never trailed in this game.
The Mustangs finished an impressive season Saturday and the team has restored hope and energy for the campus and community.