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3 Keys to a BYU Win Over SMU in New Mexico Bowl

BYU and SMU kick off the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday at 5:30pm MST. It will mark the final game of the independence era for BYU. The Cougars seek to finish the season on a four-game winning streak and end 8-5.

SMU is seeking their first bowl win since 2012.

Both teams are without some key players. Neither team plays defense particularly well. Things could get weird.

Let’s attempt at a gameplan for BYU coming out of this bowl game with a victory.

250+ rushing yards

BYU is 2-0 this season when rushing for at least 250 yards and 3-1 when exceeding 200 yards.