SMU wins Hawaii Bowl

HONOLULU - In what was supposed to be an offensive showdown, it was a defensive player making all the difference in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.  SMU defensive end Margus Hunt had two sacks, two forced fumbles and a safety as June Jones and the Mustangs routed Fresno State 43-10.

Hunt, a 6'8" 280lb senior from Estonia, harassed Derek Carr all day, as SMU returned two interceptions for touchdowns.  SMU had seven sacks in the game.

Offensively, SMU outrushed the Bulldogs 169 to -24.  Quarterback Garrett Gilbert led the way with 18 rushes for 98 yards and a touchdown.  He threw for 212 yards, going 14/28 with a passing touchdown and two interceptions.

The Mustangs finished the season at 7-6, while Fresno Stated ended the year at 9-4.