Top 5 Takeaways: Memphis blows the doors off SMU in season finale Final: Memphis 63, SMU 0

Memphis 63, SMU 0

That’s it, and that’s all for the 2015 SMU football season. What a way to go out.

After blowing out Tulane at home on senior night, giving fans hope of a possible reversal of fortune before the season’s end, SMU made sure to stomp out any flame of positivity with their dreadful showing in Memphis.

So, for the last time this season – here are my Top 5 Takeaways from this week’s game (in no particular order).

1. Paxton Lynch owns SMU

Lynch showed up and showed out against an overmatched SMU defense. If you hadn’t gotten a chance to see him play before today’s game, you got a first hand look at why so many people have NFL aspirations for this junior from Deltona, Florida.

He cashed in on every mistake SMU made, and put an end to this one early. Paxton was taken out after only playing the first half, leading the Tigers into the locker room with a 56-0 lead.

Lynch’s final stat line: 9/12, 222 yards, 7 TDs

2. Matt Davis does not own Memphis

In what may have been the worst game I’ve ever seen him play, Matt Davis definitely did not put a final positive stamp on what was his first full season as SMU’s full time starting quarterback.

His inaccuracy was staggering, he was unable to create any space between himself and any Memphis defender with his feet, and one of his overthrows in the endzone was so bad, he hit the cage that houses TOM III, Memphis’ very real Tiger mascot.

Darrel Colbert Jr. came in to replace Davis for a while in the second half, but he wasn’t any more impressive.

It’s still Davis’ job to lose heading into next season, but he’s got a lot of work to do over the summer.

Davis’ final stat line: 4/18, 28 yards 0 TDs, 1 INT – 16 carries, 23 yards

3. Efficiency

SMU had none.

Total yards: 97
3rd down conversions: 2-16
Completion percentage: 22.7 percent
First downs: 10
Turnovers: 5

4. If you don’t follow us on Twitter, you should

I know today’s game was brutal, but I tried my best to keep it entertaining for everyone on Twitter.

Here’s some of the highlights:

Just wait until we have something exciting to tweet about!

5. Let the countdown begin

Let’s find a positive.

SMU finished with two victories this season. TWO! That’s twice as many as last season!

Yeah, I’m just reaching for anything at this point. But #StangGang16 is on the way! And it’s only 280 days until SMU’s matchup with North Texas on September 3, 2016.

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Written by Joey Hayden
Joey is the managing editor and staff writer for The Stable, as well as the host of the "Inside The Stable" podcast, and in his spare time he is a digital sports editor for The Dallas Morning News. He graduated from SMU in 2014, follows sports religiously, and knows for a fact Han Solo shot first...