Mustangs' confidence needs some work

June Jones' SMU challenges Army late in Armed Forces Bowl but falls short on swagger

Updated: December 30, 2010, 6:45 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- Following SMU's 16-14 loss Thursday to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl, Mustangs coach June Jones knew what was missing from his steadily improving program: swagger.

Jones wants his team believing -- knowing -- that no matter what is going on during the course of a game that, in the end, it will make the plays necessary to win.

SMU showed signs of that in coming back from a 16-0 halftime deficit. But a missed field goal and clutch performances by Army's offense ...

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