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DENTON, Texas — Shane Buechele had been all but wrapped up. He was turned around, falling away into the home sideline as white jerseys converged onto him, when he decided to break off toward the opposite field to pick up the fourth down- and-two.
And if any play could epitomize SMU’s 65-35 thrashing of North Texas on Saturday, it was the senior quarterback’s theatrics. On a play that was never supposed to work, Buechele spun, bounced off Kyleb Howell and sidestepped Larry Nixon III to set up the eventual touchdown.