Monday, June 24, 2019

SMU at Texas Tech

Tommy Tuberville's debut at Texas Tech will feature plenty of offensive fireworks thanks to SMU's potent passing attack.

SMU offense vs. Texas Tech defense

• First-year defensive coordinator Jamie Willis has the tough task of trying to slow down June Jones' potent spread attack and talented QB Kyle Pardon, who doesn't have elite arm strength but whose touch and accuracy make him a perfect fit for this system. The true sophomore should be that much more comfortable and effective in his first full season as a starter. Making matters worse for Willis, CB LaRon Moore, who started every game last year, broke his leg during the spring and is not listed on the depth chart. On the other hand, Pardon won't have WR Emmanuel Sanders, who now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, to draw attention away from the rest of his receivers. He'll also be without WR Terrance Wilkerson, who is academically ineligible. Without them in the lineup the Red Raiders have enough depth at corner to at least slow down the Mustangs' passing attack.