Mike Fuentes, Associated Press
DALLAS — Josh McNary scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown and Army held on to beat SMU 16-14 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday, giving the Black Knights their first winning season since 1996.
Army (7-6) had a 16-0 halftime lead on SMU's home field, then ran out the final 4 minutes after Matt Szymanksi was wide left on a 47-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Mustangs ahead.
SMU (7-7) hasn't had consecutive winning seasons since resuming play in 1989 after being the only team ever given the NCAA's so-called death penalty.
Kyle Padron threw two second-half touchdowns after throwing two interceptions before halftime. He also was sacked and fumbled on the third play, when McNary recovered and scored.
Malcolm Brown had a 13-yard TD run for Army, and Alex Carlton kicked a 44-yard field goal.
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