UCF can't cool off SMU QB McDermott

DALLAS -- J.J. McDermott couldn't ask for a better start to what's going to be a brief SMU career. The senior transfer from New Mexico State is 5-0 after taking over for Kyle Padron in the season-opening loss at Texas A&M.

Not only is McDermott still undefeated after Saturday's 38-17 win over Central Florida, he's setting records. The Katy native threw for a career-high 358 yards against the Knights, pushing his total to 1,064 yards over the last three games.

That's a three-game Mustang record, eclipsing the 1,049 set by Chuck Hixson in 1968. McDermott could break the school mark for consecutive 300-yard games if he notches his fourth straight next week at Southern Miss.

"He's doing some things that are good," June Jones said. "He sees the field."

McDermott pushed his season touchdown total to 10 with another two Saturday.