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SMU Wins Home Opener, Runs Over Stephen F Austin 50-7

SMU beat Stephen F. Austin 50-7 on Saturday night

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Shane Buechele threw two touchdown passes, Ulysses Bentley IV ran for two more scores and SMU beat Stephen F. Austin 50-7 on Saturday night.

Buechele was 14-of-25 passing for 141 yards with short scoring throws to Danny Gray and Kylen Granson. Gray also had a 6-yard touchdown run.

Bentley, who entered with a nation-leading five touchdowns, finished with 104 yards rushing on just six carries. TJ McDaniel added 104 yards on the ground for SMU (3-0). Terrance Gipson and TaMerik Williams each had a touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

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Bentley scored the first time he touched the ball, running for 33 yards after catching Buechele's screen pass, capping the Mustangs' opening drive. Bentley added a 13-yard TD run that made it 36-0 with 9:36 left in the third quarter.

Trae Self completed 14 of 23 passes for 133 yards and ran for a 6-yard touchdown for Stephen F. Austin (0-3).

Capacity was limited to 25% at 32,000-seat Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Face masks were required and tailgating was prohibited.

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