SMU at Houston – Update on SMU’s Jordan Wyatt and Houston’s Ed Oliver
Last week against Connecticut the SMU secondary sorely missed defensive back Jordan Wyatt who was out with a shoulder injury. The Huskies offense picked SMU apart on their way to 408 passing yards. Lucky for the Mustangs, Wyatt is set to return on Saturday against Houston.
Even more lucky for SMU is that Houston’s star defensive end Ed Oliver will most likely be out. Oliver has been listed as a game time decision after suffering a MCL sprain during last week’s game against Temple.
So far this season, Oliver has recorded 23 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick. Oliver was 2016 American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after a posting 23 tackles for loss, nine pass breakups, 47 solo tackles, 66 total tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles.
If Oliver remains out, it will simply make SMU’s run game more effective. But even if Oliver plays he will most likely be limited by his injury and will be facing a SMU offensive line that is anchored by one of the best centers in all of college football and has only allowed eight sacks on the season.