SMU gains credibility with win

Mustangs snap rival TCU's 22-game home win streak to take home Iron Skillet

Updated: October 2, 2011, 1:14 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Watching near-century-old rivals TCU and SMU sling it and slug it out under a pristine blue sky in a packed house of purple-clad fans couldn't stop the polluting freight train that is conference realignment from choking this purest of collegial experiences.

Here were two programs meeting for the 92nd time. Both have endured the depths of football despair -- no, TCU never served a death penalty, but ask their fans and they claim many a decade sure felt worse. Both programs ...

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