SMU Postgame Notes - September 29, 2012

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Sept. 29, 2012

Recap |  Final Stats

No. 15/14 TCU 24, SMU 16
TCU (4-0), SMU (1-3)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas


Facebook - /SMUMustangs, /SMUFootball
Twitter - @SMUMustangs, @SMU_Football, @CoachJuneJones
YouTube.com/SMUMustangsAthletics

NEXT GAME:
SMU is at UTEP - Sat., Oct. 6 - 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT
TV: Time Warner Texas Channel
Radio: 1310 AM "The Ticket"

TEAM NOTES
SMU defensive highlights:
- Allowed just 156 total yards (54 rushing, 102 passing)
- First time TCU has been below 200 yards total offense since 192 at New Mexico in 2006
- First time TCU has been below 100 yards rushing since facing Boise State in 2011
- Allowed just 2.1 yards per play (156 yards on 75 plays)
- Recorded 7 TFLs and 2 sacks
- SMU is 24-20 since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU is 15-7 at home since the start of the 2009 season
- Cole Loftin's 45-yard kickoff return is career-best and a season-long for SMU

SMU RECORDS
Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)
- Had a half-TFL and has 2.5 on the season and 32.5 for his career (entered game T-12th in NCAA for career TFLs among active players)
- Still has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered the game 7th in NCAA for career sacks among active players)

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Had 5 receptions, now has 187 receptions for his career (moved to 4th at SMU) (passes Mick Rossleym 186)
- Had 43 receiving yards, now has 2220 receiving yards for his career (8th at SMU)

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 49 rushing yards, has 3255 for his career (5th at SMU) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 37 career rushing TDs (3rd at SMU) (entered game tied for 3rd in NCAA among active players)
- Has 222 career points (5th at SMU)
- Still has 17 career games with 100+ (2nd at SMU - Eric Dickerson 28) (passes 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))


 

 

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Career-high 6 tackles
- Had 1 sack, has 2.0 for the season and 10.5 for his career
- Had 2 TFLs, has 3.0 for the season and 19.5 for his career
- Currently at 7 blocked PATs, which is 2nd in NCAA history (record is 8 by Ray Farmer, Duke, 1992-95)
- Currently at 9 blocked FGs, which is the NCAA career record

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

Jeremy Gray (#4 FS)
- Had his first career forced fumble

Austin Fuller (#18 WR)
- Had his first fumble recovery

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Tied season high with 9 tackles (3 solo)
- Had a half-TFL, now has 3.0 for his career
- Had a fumble recovery (return for 8 yards), the 3rd of his career

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- See SMU Records

Cole Loftin (#5 WR/KR)
- career-long and SMU season-best 45-yard kickoff return

Chris Parks (#1 DB)
- Had his first career half-TFL

Torlan Pittman (#91 DT)
- Career-high 6 tackles
- Had a half-TFL, has 8.0 for his career

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- Had 1 sack, now has 2.0 for the season and 9.0 for his career
- Had 1 TFL, now has 3.0 for the season and 21.5 for his career
- 14 tackles; now has 332 for his career (entered the game 4th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- 7 solo tackles, now has 211 (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Career-high 6 tackles (4 solo)
- Had 1 TFL, has 1.5 for the season and 7.0 for his career

Jay Scott (#8 DB)
- Had his first career half-TFL

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- Had a receiving TD, his 2nd of the season and 5th of his career