Former SMU QB Kyle Padron Throws 6 TDs, Is One Game Away From National Championship


Ex-SMU Mustangs QB Kyle Padron is making plays as a junior at Eastern Washington University, throwing for 358 yards and a school-record 6 TDs against Illinois State in a 51-35 FCS postseason victory yesterday, assisting junior WR Brandon Kaufman in setting an Eagles record with 1,635 receiving yards. They will now play Sam Houston State in the FCS semi-final, with a chance to play the winner of North Dakota State vs. Georgia Southern.

In November and beyond, the Eagles are 22-3 since 2007.

A semi-final game not only means that EWU is one win away from being back in the FCS Championship, but it also means they’ll be on ESPNU at 4 PM ET Saturday.

Those Sam Houston State Bearkats have a lot of the same players who were defeated by the North Dakota State Bison in the 2011 FCS Championship.

Padron threw for 31 TDs and 13 INTs as a sophomore for Southern Methodist in 2010. Their current QB Garrett Gilbert has thrown for 14 TDs and 13 INTs this season.

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