Football Postgame Notes - SMU vs. Montana State - Sept. 7, 2013

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Sep 7, 2013

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SMU Postgame Notes
September 7, 2013
SMU 31, (No. 3 FCS) Montana State 30
SMU (1-1, 0-0 American) , Montana State (1-1, 0-0 Big Sky)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME:
SMU is off next week before playing at No. 7/7 Texas A&M - Saturday, Sept. 21 - Time TBD
TV: TBD
Radio: 1310 AM "The Ticket"

TEAM NOTES
- Today's captains: Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB), Ben Gottschalk (#72, OL), Jay Scott (#8, FS), Troy Castle (#26, DB)
- SMU scored the game-winning TD with 12 second left
- Drove 81 yards on 13 plays in 3:34
- Scored on a 4-yard pass from Garrett Gilbert to Darius Joseph
- SMU overcame a 17-point deficit (down 22-5), which ties for the third-largest comeback in SMU history
- Darius Joseph was 12-113 receiving while Jeremy Johnson was 7-112; second straight week both receivers were over 100 yards
- Game time temperature was 98 degrees - 4th highest at kickoff of an SMU game (last week vs. Texas Tech was 3rd at 101 degrees)
- SMU's defense recorded a safety for the second time in three games (Stephon Sanders tonight; Margus Hunt vs. Fresno State in 2012 Hawaii Bowl)
- JaBryce Taylor had a 55-yard punt return TD on the last play of the first half; SMU's first punt return TD since 10/15/2011 vs. UCF (Richard Crawford, 92 yards)
- SMU's record since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
   - 31-24
   - 20-8 at home
   - 22-10 in conference games
   - 15-1 at home in league play
- Over the past 30 games, SMU is 16-0 when scoring first and 0-14 when the opponent scores first
- Series - SMU vs. Montana State: 1-0

 

 

June Jones
- Career record: 108-76
- SMU record: 32-35 (31-24 since the start of 2009)

SMU RECORDS
Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB)
- Was 35-48 for 317 yards passing with 1 TD; was 11-29 rushing
- 317 passing yards; second straight 300-yard game, 4th of career
- 3637 in his SMU career, which is 10th at SMU
- 6938 for his career (entered game 12th in NCAA among active players)
- 35 completions
- 344 in his SMU career, which is 9th at SMU
- 649 for his career (entered game 10th in NCAA among active players)
- 346 yards of total offense
- 4065 in his SMU career, which is 12th at SMU
- 7766 for his career (entered game 11th in NCAA among active players)
- 59 total plays
- 735 in his SMU career
- 1391 for his career (entered game 11th in NCAA among active players)
- 48 pass attempts
- 616 in his SMU career, which is 10th at SMU
- 1154 for his career (entered game 6th in NCAA among active players)
- 66-yard completion to Jeremy Johnson was the third-longest of his career (had completions of 70 yards & 67 yards in 2012)

Chase Hover (#42, K)
- Was 2-2 on PATs
- 4-4 for the season
- 89-93 for his career, which is 3rd at SMU for PATs made (entered game T-19th in NCAA among active players)
- Was 3-3 FGs
- 6-7 on the season
- 32-46 for his career, which is 4th at SMU for FGs made (entered game 22nd in NCAA among active players)
- 11 points (2 PATs, 3 FGs)
- now has 185 points in his career, which is 11th at SMU

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB)
- Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (1st team), Thorpe Award Watch List
- Had 5 tackles, all solo with a QBH

Beau Barnes (#94, DL)
- Ties career high with 6 tackles (5 solo)

Hayden Greenbauer (#22, DB)
- Ties career high with 10 tackles

Brandon Henderson (#52, LB)
- Had a sack (4th quarter), his first of the season; has 2 for his career

Keenan Holman (#81, WR)
- Career-high 6 receptions (30 yards)

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 66 yard reception in the third quarter
- Was 7-112 receiving; second straight 100-yard game & third of his career

Darius Joseph (#18, WR)
- Had the game-winning TD reception with 12 seconds left
- Career-highs of 12 receptions and 113 receiving yards (had set both vs. Texas Tech 11-103)

Randall Joyner (#5, LB)
- Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team)
- DNP (injury)

Taylor Lasecki (#52, OL)
- Rimington Award Watch List
- started 15th straight game

Prescott Line (#29, RB)
- Was 6-34 rushing in first career start

Mike Loftus (#99, K)
- Ray Guy Award Watch List
- 3 punts for 43.0 average with a long of 49, 1 inside the 20

K.C. Nlemchi (#25, RB)
- Had a rushing TD; scoring on his first career carry, 2-yard run 5:12 of the 2nd quarter
- Saw first carries of his career and was 8-54, 1 TD rushing

Kevin Pope (#3, LB)
- Ties career-high with 11 tackles
- Career-high 1.5 TFLs

Stephon Sanders (#23, LB)
- Had a tackle for a safety, the first of his career
- Career-highs of 11 tackles and 3 TFLs

Robert Seals (#30, LB)
- Career-high 8 tackles with a half-TFL

Traylon Shead (#34, RB)
- Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team)
- DNP (injury)

JaBryce Taylor (#83, WR/KR)
- Had a 55-yard punt return for a TD on the last play of the first half (first PR of his career; first PR return for TD by SMU since 10/15/2011 vs. UCF)
- Had 207 all-purpose yards (27 rushing, 125 KOR, 55 PR); most all-purpose yards since Zach Line had 228 vs. Marshall on 11/20/2010

Zach Wood (#90, DE)
- career-high 6 tackles

Darrian Wright (#54, DT)
- first sack of his career (had 2 tackles)