Hunt leads SMU to 43-10 win over Fresno State

Hunt leads SMU to 43-10 win over Fresno State
December 24, 2012, 11:38 pm
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SMU offensive linesman Bryan Collins (67) picks up running back Zach Line (48) in celebration after Line scored a touchdown against Hawaii in the second quarter of the Hawaii Bowl, an NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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HONOLULU (AP) SMU coach June Jones walked out of Aloha Stadium with another win Saturday, thanks largely to a disruptive performance by defensive end Margus Hunt that set the tone for the Mustangs' 43-10 win over Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl.

Hunt, the 6-foot-8 senior from Estonia with an 82-inch wing span, forced two fumbles that led to field goals and sacked Derek Carr for a safety as SMU (7-6) built a 22-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

The Mustangs also returned two interceptions for touchdowns, giving them eight for the season to tie the NCAA record set last year by Southern Miss. Hayden Greenbauer picked off Carr and returned it 83 yards, the final blow to a miserable night for the Bulldogs (9-4).

SMU also had seven sacks.