SMU Football Postgame Notes - August 30, 2013

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Aug 31, 2013

Recap |  Final Stats

Texas Tech 41, SMU 23
Texas Tech (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) , SMU (0-1, 0-0 American)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME:
SMU hosts Montana State – Saturday, Sept. 7 – 7 p.m. CT
TV/INTERNET: ESPN3
Radio: 1310 AM “The Ticket”

TEAM NOTES
- Today’s captains: Kenneth Acker (#21, DB), Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB), Jeremy Johnson (#15, WR), Kevin Pope (#3, LB)
- ATTENDANCE: 34,790
- 3rd- largest crowd in Ford Stadium history, 2nd-highest regular season crowd
   o 1. 36,742 vs. Army in Armed Forces Bowl, 12-30-2010
   o 2. 35,481vs. TCU 9-24-2010
   o 3. 34,790 vs. Texas Tech - TONIGHT
- 8th sellout in Ford Stadium history (opened in 2000)
- 5th sellout in the past 5 seasons (June Jones is in his 6th season at SMU)
- Game time temperature was 101 degrees - 3rd-highest at kickoff of an SMU game (111 at TCU 9/10/1977, W 45-21; 107 vs. Kansas 9/2/2000, W 31-17)
- SMU outgained Texas Tech 490 yards to 461 yards
- SMU’s record since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
   o30-24
   o19-8 at home
   o22-10 in conference games
   o15-1 at home in league play
- Over the past 29 games, SMU is 15-0 when scoring first and 0-14 when the opponent scores first
- Series – SMU vs. Texas Tech: 16-33
- June Jones
   oCareer record: 107-76
   oSMU record: 31-35 (30-24 since the start of 2009)


 

 

SMU RECORDS
- ATTENDANCE: 34,790 – 3rd- largest crowd in Ford Stadium history, 2nd-highest regular season crowd

Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB)
- Was 41-62 for 388 yards passing; had 53 yards rushing and 1 TD
- Had 1 rushing TD, has 15 for his career and 9 in the past 7 games
- Career-high 388 passing yards; ranks 10th in a game at SMU
- SMU record and career-high 41 completions
- Career-high 441 yards of total offense; ranks 3rd at SMU
- Career-high 62 attempts; ties for 3rd at SMU

Chase Hover (#42, K)
- Was 2-2 on PATs, 87-91 for his career
- Was 3-4 FGs, now 29-43 for his career
- His 51-yard FG was the 2nd-longest of his career (52 at Tulane in 2012)
- 11 points (2 PATs, 3 FGs); now has 174 points in his career, which moved him to 12th at SMU

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB) – Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (1st team), Thorpe Award Watch List
- 6 tackles
- Career-high 1.5 TFLs
- 2 pass breakups

Beau Barnes (#94, DL)
- First career forced fumble
- Had a sack, has 2.5 for his career
- 3 tackles

Chase Hover (#42 K)
– See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15, WR)
– Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List
- Career-long 51-yard reception from Garrett Gilbert in the 2nd Qtr
- Career-highs of 12 receptions and 131 receiving yards
- 2nd career 100 yard game

Darius Joseph (#18, WR)
– career-highs of 11 receptions and 103 receiving yards

Randall Joyner (#5, LB)
– Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team) - Had 5 tackles

Taylor Lasecki (#52, OL)
– Rimington Award Watch List
– started 14th straight game

Prescott Line (#29, RB)
– Had his first career TD (2 yd rush)

Mike Loftus (#99, K)
– Ray Guy Award Watch List
- 7 punts for 44.7 average with a long of 58

Kevin Pope (#3, LB)
- Career-high 1.5 sacks sack, has 2.5 for his career
- Had his 2nd career forced fumble
- 8 tackles

Stephon Sanders (#23, LB)- career-high 8 tackles with a half-sack

Robert Seals (#30, LB)
- Career-high 6 tackles & first career sack

Jay Scott (#8, DB)
– 8 tackles and his 2nd career forced fumble

Traylon Shead (#34, RB)
– Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team) - 9-22 rushing