ORLANDO, Fla. -- SMU finally got on the board in the Conference USA championship game Saturday and inched its way back early in the fourth quarter against UCF.
Kyle Padron put together his best drive of the game, capping it with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson to make it 17-7. Robinson made an athletic grab over Justin Boddie to run in for the score. It was only Robinson's second catch of the day but it came at the perfect time, with SMU in desperate need of a score to stay in the game.
Robinson now has a touchdown reception in seven straight games. UCF had done an excellent job shutting him down all game with Boddie and Josh Robinson combining to limit Aldrick Robinson to just two catches on the day.
But Padron was less erratic on this last drive, going 5-of-7 for 66 yards and a touchdown. On SMU's previous drive, he had converted a fourth down to Keenan Holman to the UCF 27. But on the next play, Josh Robinson stepped in front of a pass for Aldrick Robinson and got the interception.