2017 Frisco Bowl

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2017 DXL Frisco Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 21 21 6 3 51
SMU 3 7 0 0 10
Date December 20, 2017
Season 2017
Stadium Toyota Stadium
Location Frisco, Texas
MVP J'Mar Smith (QB, La. Tech) & Amik Robertson (CB, La. Tech)[1]
Referee Ted Pitts (Sun Belt)
Attendance 14,419[2]
Payout US$100,000[3]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Mike Couzens, John Congemi, Kris Budden
Frisco Bowl
 < 2016 (Miami Beach Bowl) 2018

The 2017 Frisco Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 20, 2017, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, United States. The first annual Frisco Bowl, it featured the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs of Conference USA and the SMU Mustangs of the American Athletic Conference. It began at 7:00 PM CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 FBS football season. Sponsored by DXL, a retailer of men's big and tall apparel, the game was officially known as the DXL Frisco Bowl.[4] The Bulldogs decisively beat the Mustangs by a score of 51–10.

Teams

The game featured the SMU Mustangs against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. It was the fifth all-time meeting between the schools, with Louisiana Tech having led the series 3–1. The Mustangs and Bulldogs played together in the Western Athletic Conference from 2001 until 2004, when SMU joined Conference USA. Coincidentally, Conference USA is the conference that Louisiana Tech would join in the same season that SMU joined The American.[5]

SMU Mustangs

This was the sixteenth bowl game in school history for SMU, and the Mustangs' seventh to be played in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

This was the tenth bowl game in school history for Louisiana Tech, and their fourth consecutive (all wins). It was the Bulldogs' third bowl game to be played in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP La. Tech SMU
1 7:43 9 30 3:24 La. Tech J'Mar Smith 1-yard touchdown run, Jonathan Barnes kick good 7 0
1 6:50 3 2 0:52 La. Tech Interception returned 45 yards for touchdown by Amik Robertson, Jonathan Barnes kick good 14 0
1 3:04 9 47 3:46 SMU 25-yard field goal by Josh Williams 14 3
1 0:45 4 26 2:19 La. Tech Teddy Veal 6-yard touchdown reception from J'Mar Smith, Jonathan Barnes kick good 21 3
2 11:31 3 7 1:03 La. Tech Interception returned 23 yards for touchdown by Darryl Lewis, Jonathan Barnes kick good 28 3
2 5:12 5 82 2:26 La. Tech Teddy Veal 27-yard touchdown reception from J'Mar Smith, Jonathan Barnes kick good 35 3
2 1:33 6 30 3:05 La. Tech Kam McKnight 11-yard touchdown reception from J'Mar Smith, Jonathan Barnes kick good 42 3
2 0:15 9 78 1:18 SMU Trey Quinn 9-yard touchdown reception from Ben Hicks, Josh Williams kick good 42 10
3 10:33 9 65 4:27 La. Tech 28-yard field goal by Jonathan Barnes 45 10
3 3:53 11 41 5:01 La. Tech 43-yard field goal by Jonathan Barnes 48 10
4 8:47 5 37 1:53 La. Tech 41-yard field goal by Jonathan Barnes 51 10
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 51 10

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 21 21 6 3 51
Mustangs 3 7 0 0 10
Statistics La. Tech SMU
First Downs 18 20
Total offense, yards 357 294
Rushes-yards (net) 38–141 41–167
Passing yards (net) 216 127
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 16–27–0 19–34–3
Time of Possession 30:21 29:39
Team Category Player Statistics
La. Tech Passing J'Mar Smith 15/23, 216 yds, 3 TD
Rushing Boston Scott 20 car, 110 yds
Receiving Teddy Veal 5 rec, 118 yds, 2 TD
SMU Passing Ben Hicks 19/34, 127 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Xavier Jones 12 car, 56 yds
Receiving Courtland Sutton 6 rec, 68 yds

References

  1. ^ http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21832611
  2. ^ https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-football/college-football-bowl-game-attendance-2017-18-1.12784796
  3. ^ Bowl payout
  4. ^ "SMU and Louisiana Tech Selected to Play in Inaugural 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl". DXLFriscoBowl.com. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  5. ^ SMU Mustangs vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs series history
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