SMU eyes winning season

November, 25, 2009
11/25/09
10:45
AM CT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- Just because SMU has already achieved its goal of six games and are likely headed to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (that could be official as soon as after Saturday's game), it doesn't mean the Mustangs aren't still motivated for Saturday's final home game of the 2009 season against Tulane.

A Mustangs victory would give SMU a winning season at 7-5, something that hasn't happened since 1997 (6-5).

"We won't good going to Hawaii if we don't win this game," SMU coach June Jones said following Wednesday's practice. "We're out to give it everything we've got and finish it off right."

For the seniors, it's particularly important.

"It means a lot," senior wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. "My redshirt freshman year we went 6-6, so I want to leave here doing something I haven't done in a season before. So going 7-5 would be great."

SMU faces Tulane at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

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