SMU lost 24- 59 to Tulane Thursday in New Orleans.
SMU defeated The University of South Florida 41-23 Saturday in Tampa.
Quarterback Tanner Mordecai tied the record for most touchdowns by an SMU player with nine touchdowns against Houston in Dallas on Saturday.
The first road win for the Mustangs in the series since 2009 saw Preston Stone start at quarterback for the first time in his career but ended with South Oak Cliff quarterback Kevin Jennings.
See photos from SMU’s Saturday conference game against Cincinnati
SMU lost 29 -27 to Cincinnatti on Saturday in their second conference loss at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
SMU record first home win in Dallas with 45-16 victory over Lamar.
Saturday did not erase the last two weeks, which saw SMU miss out on its goal of a conference championship. But, with a 55-28 win, SMU did enough to feel good for one day.
Even as starting quarterback Tanner Mordecai is healthy and one touchdown away from breaking a school record, the true freshman looks like he will play.
Freshman quarterback Preston Stone did not play Saturday night. Sonny Dykes talked about wanting to preserve his redshirt status. But in a world where the future comes quickly, SMU shouldn’t worry as much about that.