SMU tabs Tanner Mordecai as starting QB

Tanner Mordecai was named as SMU’s starting quarterback ahead of its season opener, head coach Rhett Lashlee announced Friday.The incumbent Mordecai got the nod over freshman Preston Stone for the Mustangs, who open the season at North Texas on Sept. 3.Mordecai set a school record for passing touchdowns (39) and total scores (41) in his first season with SMU in 2021. He also completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 3,628 yards.