Buechele, Jones lead SMU over Tulane 37-20

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- Shane Buechele passed for three touchdowns, Xavier Jones ran for two scores, and SMU closed the regular season with a 37-20 win over Tulane on Saturday night.

Buechele threw a 26-yard TD pass to James Proche with 10:23 left in the fourth quarter and Jones ran for a 25-yard TD less than three minutes later, giving the Mustangs (10-2, 6-2 American) a 34-17 lead.

Tulane (6-6, 3-5) and SMU traded field goals in the final five minutes.

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Buechele was 15 of 27 for 180 yards with an interception. He had TD passes of 30 yards to Myron Gailliard and 8 yards to Kylen Granson to give the Mustangs a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Jones ran 18 times for 125 yards. His first TD run made it 21-7 with 2:32 left in the first half.

Justin McMillan completed 22 of 37 passes for 242 yards for the Green Wave.

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