SMU Postgame Notes - October 1, 2011

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Oct. 1, 2011

Recap |  Final Stats

SMU 40, at No. 20 TCU 33 (OT) - SMU wins the "Battle for the Iron Skillet"
SMU (4-1), TCU (3-2)
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Ft. Worth, Texas

SMU is off on Oct. 8; then hosts UCF on Oct. 15. Time is TBD

Captains for today: #70 Kelvin Beachum (OT), #23 Chris Banjo (FS)

SMU defeats No. 20 TCU, 40-33 in overtime
- SMU's first win over a ranked team since defeating No. 22 TCU 21-10 in Dallas on Sept. 10, 2005
- SMU wins the "Battle for the Iron Skillet" for the first time since 2005 (SMU is now 40-44-7 in the series vs. TCU)
- SMU's first road non-conference victory since a 24-11 win at Navy on Nov. 21, 1998
- SMU is off to a 4-1 start for the first time since going 5-1 to begin the 1986 season
- The 71-yard TD pass from J.J. McDermott to Terrance Wilkerson (4:01 1st Qtr) was the longest for SMU since an 82-yard TD from Kyle Padron to Aldrick Robinson at Tulane Oct. 30, 2010.
- Zach Line rushed for 120 yards. This is just the 24th time a TCU team under Gary Patterson has allowed a 100-yard rusher. Line also did it in 2010 (17-139, TD).
- SMU has won 4 straight games, its longest streak since winning 5 straight during the 1997 season (Oct. 11 at Utah - Nov. 15 at Tulsa)
- SMU had 461 total yards today (112 rushing, 349 passing) and has 1510 total yards in the last 3 games
- The SMU defense had gone 10 straight quarters without allowing a TD until the TCU TD with 6:15 left in the 2nd Qtr



Cole Beasley (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list) - DNP (knee)
- Has 200 career receptions, which is 3rd at SMU
- Has 2295 career receiving yards, which moves him to 5th at SMU (passed Jerry LeVias, 2275)
- His 2295 career receiving yards was 13th in the NCAA among active players entering Saturday's game

Darius Johnson (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had a career-high tying 2 receiving TDs, now has 4 for the season and now has 11 for his career
- Had 152 receiving yards for his 3rd straight 100-yard game; has 3 100-yard games this season and 7 for his career
- Had a career-high tying and season-high 12 receptions (had 12 at Navy in 2010)
- This is his 3rd game with 10 or more catches, tying for 3rd at SMU (Emmanuel Sanders)
- Now has 128 career receptions, which is 11th at SMU
- Now has 1499 career receiving yards

Zach Line (RB) (watch lists for: Doak Walker, Maxwell Award)
- Had 120 rushing yards and has at least 100 rushing yards in 4 of 5 games this season and 9 of last 12 overall
- He has 11 career 100-yard games; which is 6th at SMU
- Now has 2266 yards in his career, which moves him to 9th at SMU
- Had the forced fumble (the 2nd of his career) on the opening kickoff of the second half, SMU recovered for a TD

J.J. McDermott (QB)
- Had a career-high 4 passing TDs, which ties for 4th at SMU
- Improved to 4-0 as a starter at SMU
- He had 349 passing yards to total 706 in the last two games; that is 6th at SMU for a 2-game total

Kelvin Beachum (OT) (watch lists for: Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award)
- Started his 44th consecutive game at SMU

Cole Beasley - See SMU Records

Richard Crawford (DB)
- Had a season-high 7 tackles
- Had a career-high 1.5 tackles-for-loss
- Had a pass-breakup, his 6th of the season

Ja'Gared Davis (LB) (Rotary Lombardi Award watch list)
- Had a season-high tying 8 tackles
- Had a half tackle-for-loss tackles (has 4.0 TFLs on the season)

Marquis Frazier (DE)
- Had a half-sack sack, now has 3.5 for the season and 10.0 for his career

Chase Hover (K)
- Was 2-2 on FGs (31 & 43); he is 4-4 on the season
- Was 4-5 on PATs; he is 20-22 on the season

Darius Johnson (WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (WR)
- Earned his first career start
- Had career highs of 6 receptions, 69 receiving yards and a receiving TD
- Had the game-winning TD catch in overtime

Zach Line
- See SMU Records

J.J. McDermott (QB)
- See SMU Records

Chris Parks (DB)
- Had a fumble recovery for a TD at 14:53 3rd Qtr on the opening kickoff of the second half
- It was his first fumble recovery and first TD

Taylor Reed (LB) (Rotary Lombardi Award watch list)
- Had 6 tackles

Taylor Thompson (DE) (watch lists: Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Pony Express Award)
- Had 1.5 sacks; now has 5.0 for the season and 15.0 for his career
- Had 4 tackles
- Had a forced fumble, his 3rd of the season

Terrance Wilkerson (WR)
- Had 3 receptions for 97 yards and a TD
- Had a career-long 71-yard reception on his TD with 4:01 left in 1st Qtr
- 97 receiving yards is a season high and the second-highest of his career (113 at Washington State in 2009)
- This was his first receiving TD of the season, now has 7 for his career

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