Several UH fans have commented to me in the hours since the Hawaii Bowl that they’re glad the Warriors didn’t get to play SMU … because they would’ve been smashed by the Mustangs, who dominated Nevada 45-10.
I think I agree. Unless Hawaii would’ve forced some turnovers, the Mustangs would’ve handled the Warriors on a day when June Jones’ team fired on all cylinders — offensively and defensively.
Most of SMU’s two-deep are freshmen and sophomores, and a blowout bowl game win will help solidify another strong recruiting class. Translation: SMU should be a Conference USA championship contender in the coming seasons, maybe as soon as next year.
–By Dave Reardon