Liberty at Southern Methodist

Braeden West runs for 220 yds, 2TDs; SMU tops Liberty, 29-14


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DALLAS (AP) Braeden West rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns, the second on a 66-yard dash, and Southern Methodist pulled away from Liberty for a 29-14 win Saturday.

Stephen Calvert found Dante Shells with an 8-yard touchdown pass to get the Flames (1-2) within striking distance, 19-14, with 2:35 left in the third quarter.

The Mustangs (2-1) closed with a flourish, driving 57 yards to set up Josh Williams' 27-yard field goal to make it 22-14 with 47 seconds left and Jordan Wyatt put the exclamation point in the win, picking off a Calvert pass with 18 seconds left and returning it 34 yards for a touchdown.

Ben Hicks was 19 of 32 passing for SMU, amassing 209 yards through the air, but he was picked off twice. The Mustangs ground game ran for 286 yards - more yards than Liberty had in total.

Calvert finished 9 of 20 for 119 yards.

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Scoreboard
Liberty  (1-2)707014
Southern Methodist  (2-1) «10361029
Scoring Summary
SMUBraeden West 23 yd run (Josh Williams kick)
LIBCarrington Mosley 1 yd run (Alex Probert kick)
SMUJosh Williams 24 yd FG
SMUJosh Williams 24 yd FG
SMUBraeden West 66 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
LIBDante' Shells 8 yd pass from Stephen Calvert (Alex Probert kick)
SMUJosh Williams 27 yd FG
SMUJordan Wyatt 34 yd interception return (Josh Williams kick)
 
Team Stats
 LIBSMU
First Downs1625
Third Down Efficiency8-166-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-1
Plays-Net Yards72-28079-495
Rushes-Yds36-9747-286
Passing Yds183209
Kick Return Yds9729
Punt Return Yds00
Passes18-36-419-32-2
Punts5-1814-148
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds7-885-60
Time of Poss.29:5430:6
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
LIB: Carrington Mosley 19-59, Frankie Hickson 8-36, Todd Macon 3-9, Stephon Masha 1-9, Stephen Calvert 5--16
SMU: Braeden West 24-220, Ke'Mon Freeman 14-55, Jordan Carmouche 5-20, James Proche 1-2, Ben Hicks 3--11
PASSING
LIB: Stephen Calvert 9-20-119-1, Stephon Masha 9-16-64-3
SMU: Ben Hicks 19-32-209-2
RECEIVING
LIB: B.J. Farrow 6-69, Dante' Shells 3-10, Damian King 2-18, Antonio Gandy-Golden 1-47, Zac Parker 1-12, Kendall Couamin 1-8, Todd Macon 1-7, Carrington Mosley 1-6, Canon Smith 1-5, Frankie Hickson 1-1
SMU: Xavier Castille 6-49, James Proche 6-49, Courtland Sutton 3-62, Jeremiah Gaines 2-28, Myron Gailliard 1-18, Mitchell Kaufman 1-3
 

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