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Mustangs cannot let Navy slip away

SMU freshman defensive back Chris Banjo holds on to Houston Cougars tight end Mark Hafner in a 44-38 loss on October 18, 2008.
Casey Lee
SMU freshman defensive back Chris Banjo holds on to Houston Cougars tight end Mark Hafner in a 44-38 loss on October 18, 2008.

SMU freshman defensive back Chris Banjo holds on to Houston Cougars tight end Mark Hafner in a 44-38 loss on October 18, 2008. (Casey Lee)

If college football games lasted only three quarters, the Mustangs would have two more wins.

But leads lost in the fourth quarter the past two weeks mean SMU still has one win this season. That can change tomorrow as the Mustangs travel to Annapolis, Md. to face Navy at 2:30 p.m.

The Mustangs have had tough luck against the Midshipmen in the past losing the last five of six meetings.

SMU is led by receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Aldrick Robinson. Robinson and Sanders are the No. 1 and No. 2 in the country with 909 and 823 receiving yards respectively.

While the Mustangs haven’t had many wins this season head coach June Jones still thinks SMU has what it takes.

“It will turn,” Jones said. “It’s unfortunate, to me right now, it hurts because I see the kids that have lost so many games here. Like I said, it’s not a matter of if we will, it’s just hard to say when it happens … and it will happen.”

Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has thrown for over 300 yards in four games and three or more touchdowns in five games. But turnovers continue to be an issue.

Along with 21 touchdowns, Mitchell has thrown 18 interceptions and has only one game without throwing any.

Against Houston, Mitchell played his best game since Texas State. He threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns. But if the Mustangs want to win they will have to minimize mistakes and turnovers on offense.

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