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Sanders is SMU's next big-time guy on defense

Sanders is SMU's next big-time guy on defense

True freshman linebacker Stephon Sanders got his first start last week against Tulane and coaches and players alike are excited about his potential down the road. This week SMU faces Navy's triple option, a tough offense to prepare for. But Sanders specializes in stopping the run and says this game is "right up my alley."

Navy runs the triple option, an offense that is not fun for defenses to face. They also have the nation's third-ranked rushing attack. In other words, SMU's defensive front is going to have to be on point every play. No mistakes. "They just gotta play their blocks and execute their assignments and if they do that, they're fine against it," defensive coordinator Tom Mason said. "The biggest thing...

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