The defensive stats are bad, which is really not surprising. Recruiting for defense is always tough for non-Power 5 teams, and SMU’s defense has a stat line that you would expect for a re-building team in their conference. Did force a respectable 23 turnovers.
The offensive stats are pretty interesting. Their QB, Ben Hill, has only rushed 47 times all year, which in college includes sacks, and SMU has given up 30 sacks. Rafe Peavy, the back up, barely played at all, so what you have is a QB that seldom runs the ball. Now Morris has certainly coached RPO guys like Taj Boyd, but there is no reason to think that he has to have an RPO guy to be successful.
They ran for 185 yards a game this year, which is not bad considering they were in a lot of situations where they were behind. No fullbacks of course, so I don’t know what happens to our pair of FBs, who are both good football players. They did have a 1000 yard rusher.
They do use the TEs, and have a bunch of them on the roster, so that works with our returning players. As you would expect, they throw for lots and lots of yard.
Time of possession was not bad, they averaged a bit over 29 minutes of TOP a game.