What SMU is Saying About This Week's Matchup

What SMU is Saying About This Week's Matchup

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What SMU is Saying About This Week's Matchup

Coming off the win against Western Michigan last week, the Michigan Wolverines set their sights on the SMU Mustangs. SMU is 0-2, coming off losses to North Texas and No. 16 TCU. Now they have to travel to Ann Arbor to take on the No. 19 Wolverines.

SMU is looking forward to the matchup against the Wolverines. Head coach Sonny Dykes was talking to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas News about playing Michigan, saying “Anytime you play good people, it pays off for you. It can be painful at the time. But the funny thing about winning and losing is that the other team always has an impact on that as well.”

SMU is looking for their first win of the season and it won’t be easy if they want to try and achieve that against Michigan this week.

“Tougher schedules are harder to win,” Dykes said. “It’s easier to win if you don’t have a tough schedule. But our job is to not worry about the schedule, not worry about who we play — just improve and get better. That’s our focus. We’re not sitting around complaining about who we’re going to play or feeling sorry for ourselves.”

These first three games have been tough for the Mustangs, taking on North Texas who was in the C-USA championship game last year, then TCU who was in the Big 12 championship game, now takes on the No. 19 Wolverines in Ann Arbor.

“Our guys are excited about it,” Dykes said.

“I’m really excited to play in the Big House,” SMU linebacker Kyran Mitchell said. “That’s what you’re looking for in a college football game. We don’t really have that here. But that’s what I’ve been looking forward to playing in.”

The Big House will have over 100,000 people in it and that means more eyes on the football team. Some teams might have to adjust to how they prepare for playing in front of a big crowd like that, but SMU doesn’t think they have to worry about anything.

“The funny thing is I don’t really know if you have to,” Mitchell said. “It’s football. It’s blocking and tackling and doing your job. When you play in a loud atmosphere, you have to do a good job of over-communicating. That’s the one thing we have to make sure we do a good job of. It’s not a big deal unless you make it a big deal.”

Michigan plays SMU on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3:30PM. in Ann Arbor.

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