SMU Postgame Notes - September 8, 2012

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Recap |  Final Stats

SMU 52, Stephen F. Austin 0
SMU (1-1), SFA (1-1)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

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NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Set the NCAA career record with his 9th blocked FG. He now has 15 total blocks (9 FG, 6 PAT), which is third in NCAA history. The block was on a 23-yard FG attempt at 4:57 of the 1st quarter


CONFERENCE USA RECORD
- SMU had 7 interceptions, returning 2 for TDs. The 7 interceptions breaks the previous mark of 6 by Southern Miss at Army in 2002


TEAM NOTES
- SMU game captains: Jay Scott (#8 FS), Zach Line (#48 RB), Torlan Pittman (#91 DT), Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- SMU's 52 points is the most for SMU under June Jones and the highest by SMU since scoring 52 at Memphis 11/24/07 (L 55-52 in 3OT)
- SMU's 52-0 shutout is the first since a 42-0 win at Memphis 9/24/11 and the first home shutout since a 34-0 win versus UT-Arlington 10/1/83

- Defense forced 10 turnovers (7 interceptions, 3 fumbles)
- The 7 interceptions is a Conference USA record and the second-highest in game by SMU (8 vs. Arkansas in 1951)
- Last time SMU had 5 or more interceptions was against SFA 9/5/09 (W 31-23)
- Had 4 non-offensive TDs (2 interception returns, a fumble return and a blocked FG return)
- SMU special teams had 2 blocked kicks
- Blocked FGs by Margus Hunt & Aaron Davis
- Davis' blocked FG was returned by Kenneth Acker for a 56-yard TD; the first blocked FG return for a TD by SMU since at Rice 10/2/10
- SMU had 9 tackles-for-loss with two sacks
- SMU is 24-18 since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU is 15-5 at home since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU has won 6 of its last 7 home games
- This was the first of three straight home games; vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 15), vs. TCU (Sept. 29)



 

 

SMU RECORDS
- Cameron Rogers' 96-yard interception return for a TD is 4th longest INT return at SMU
- Kenneth Acker's 77-yard interception return for a TD is 8th longest INT return at SMU
Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)
- Had a 34-yard fumble return for a TD, his 4th career defensive TD
- Had 9 tackles (ties for 2nd-highest of career)
- 1.5 TFLs and has 31.5 for his career (entered game 8th in NCAA for career TFLs among active players)
- Had 1 sack, now has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered the game tied for 4th in NCAA for career sacks among active players)
- Had a forced fumble, the 6th of his career

Darius Johnson (#3 WR) - DNP
- Has 177 receptions for his career (6th at SMU)
- Has 2125 receiving yards for his career (8th at SMU)

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 60 rushing yards, has 3102 for his career (5th at SMU)
- Had 2 rushing TD; has 36 career rushing TDs (3rd at SMU)
- Now has 216 career points (6th at SMU)
- Had 4 receptions (39 yards)
- Had 60 yards rushing; still has 16 games with 100+ in his career (t-2nd at SMU - Eric Dickerson 28, Reggie Dupard 16, Craig James 16)
- He had 1494 rushing yards in 2010 (2nd at SMU) followed by 1224 yards in 2011 (8th at SMU); is the 5th player at SMU with multiple 1000-yard seasons (Reggie Dupard (3), Eric Dickerson (2), Keylon Kincade (2), Alvin Maxson (2))


INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 CB)
- Had 2 return TDs, an interception return and a blocked FG
- Had a 56-yard blocked FG return for a TD, the first TD of his career
- Had a career-high 2 interceptions, returning one 77 yards for a TD (that is the 8th longest INT return at SMU)

Aaron Davis (#93 DT)
- Had his first career a blocked FG; it was returned for a SMU TD at the end of the first half

Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)
- See SMU Records

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Had 1 TD passes, has 3 on the season and 16 for his career

Keenan Holman (#81 WR)
- Career highs of 5 receptions and 88 receiving yards
- Had a receiving TD, 3rd of his career

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3, WR)
- See SMU Records

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had his first career interception

Zach Line (#48 RB)
- See SMU Records

Chris Parks (#1 DB)
- had a career-high and game-high 11 tackles (9 solo)

Cameron Rogers (#50 LB)
- Had a 96 yard interception return for a TD, his first career TD

Jay Scott (#8 DB)
- Had an interception, the first of his career
- Had a fumble recovery, the 2nd of his career
- Had a career-high 2 pass breakups

Ryan Smith (#20 SS)
- Had a career-high 2 interceptions, now has 4 in his career
- Had a forced fumble, the 2nd of his career
- Tied career high with 2 pass breakups