The SMU Mustangs are preparing for a Week Two matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners, following an impressive Week One victory at home against LA Tech. The history between these two football programs spans decades, with Oklahoma leading the series 5-1-1. Their most recent meeting occurred in 1995, with the Mustangs securing their only victory in the series during the 1968 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.
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Quarterback Chuck Hixson led them to a thrilling 28-27 win. Key players to watch are Tight End RJ Maryland, Quarterback Preston Stone, and Defensive Tackle Kori Roberson. Maryland has six starts in 13 games and has recorded 28 receptions for 296 yards and six TDs. Stone, who threw for three TDs in the previous game, had a strong start as a starter before his injury last season. Finally, Roberson, who already made an impact in Week One with an assisted sack and a pick-six, adds depth and dynamism to SMU’s defense and will be crucial in pressuring the Sooners’ offensive line.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have a long-standing reputation as a football powerhouse, boasting a storied history of success on the gridiron. With numerous national championships, the Sooners have consistently been a formidable force in college football. A non-conference victory over the Sooners would hold significant importance for the Mustangs, showcasing their ability to compete at the highest level of college football and potentially establishing themselves as the team to beat in the AAC.