Southern Methodist Defeats Northwestern State 40-7 - Recap
Cole Beasley caught 11 passes for 171 yards against the Northwestern State defense as Southern Methodist handed the Demons a 40-7 loss on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
Southern Methodist was a favorite by 29 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 48.5.
J.J. McDermott completed 19 of 35 pass attempts for 278 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Demons defense.
Sidney Riley rushed for 24 yards for Northwestern State, while Sterling Endsley added 21 yards. Brad Henderson threw for 77 yards for the Demons, while receivers Phillip Harvey and Louis Hollier had 53 and 24 yards respectively.
Northwestern State was outgained by Southern Methodist 530-126 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-7 by the Mustangs.
The time of possession battle favored Southern Methodist as their offense was on the field for 34:02, longer than the 25:58 of their opponents.