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SMU Postgame Notes - October 6, 2012

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Oct. 6, 2012

Recap

SMU 17, UTEP 0
SMU (2-3, 1-0 C-USA), UTEP (1-5, 0-2 C-USA)
Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, Texas

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TEAM NOTES
- First win at UTEP since 2002
- Today's Captains: Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB), Ben Gottschalk (#72 OL), Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Zach Line (#48 RB), Cole Loftin (#5 WR)

SMU shutout notes
- SMU recorded its 3rd shutout in the past two seasons, its 2nd this season
- 42-0 at Memphis 9/24/11
- 52-0 vs. Stephen F Austin 9/8/12
- 17-0 at UTEP 10/6/12 (last time UTEP was shutout at home was by SMU, 30-0 on 11/9/96)
- SMU has 2 shutouts this year, first time for multiple shutouts since having 2 in 1983
- SMU had allowed just 3 points over the previous 6 quarters (3 in the second half vs. TCU)

- SMU has won 4 straight Conference USA openers
- SMU is 18-7 in Conference USA since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU is 25-20 since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU defense had 3 interceptions
- Ja'Gared Davis had 1 interception, returned 30 yards for a TD
- Randall Joyner had 2 interceptions
- The 62-yard punt by Mike Loftus is a career-best and the longest for SMU since a 74-yarder by Matt Szymanski vs. TCU in 2010


 

 

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Had a blocked FG, his 10th blocked FG, which extends his NCAA career record (block was 28-yard attempt at 8:25 3rd Qtr)
- His blocked FG was the 17th total block of his career (10 FGs, 7 PATs), which is 2nd in NCAA history (record is 19 by James Ferebee, New Mexico St, 1978-81)
- Currently at 7 blocked PATs, which is 2nd in NCAA history (record is 8 by Ray Farmer, Duke, 1992-95)

SMU RECORDS
Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)
- Had an interception return for a TD, third career interception and first career interception return for a TD
- His interception return for a TD is his fifth career TD (3 fumble returns, a blocked FG return, an interception return)
- Had 8 tackles, 3rd on the team in the game
- Has 32.5 TFLs for his career (entered game tied for 13th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered game tied for 8th in NCAA among active players)

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Had 1 receiving TD, now has 16 for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered game tied for 15th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 5 receptions, now has 192 receptions for his career (4th t SMU) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 82 receiving yards, now has 2302 receiving yards for his career (moves to 6th at SMU) (entered game 9th in NCAA among active players)

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 84 rushing yards, has 3334 for his career (4th at SMU) (10th in C-USA) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 37 career rushing TDs (3rd at SMU) (entered game tied for 6th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 222 career points (5th at SMU)
- Has 37 total TDs (4th at SMU; 3rd is Doak Walker with 38)
- 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))

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Aaron Davis (#93 DE)
- Had 1.0 TFL, has 3.0 on the season and 8.5 for his career

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

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Had 1passing TD, his 5th of the season and 18th of his career
- Had 234 yards passing, his 2nd-highest total this year

Hayden Greenbauer (#22 DB)
- Had a half-TFL, the first of his career

Keenan Holman (#81 WR)
- Tied his career-high of 5 receptions

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15 WR)
- Had a career-high 8 receptions
- Tied his career-high of 76 receiving yards

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had a career-high 2 interceptions, has 3 on the season
- Had a half-TFL, has 1.0 on the season and 3.5 for his career
- Had a career-high 14 tackles (was 12)

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

Mike Loftus (#99 K/P)
- Averaged a career-best 48.3 yards per punt and had a career-long 62 yard-punt

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- Had 2 TFLs, now has 5.0 for the season and 23.5 for his career
- Had 1 sack, now has 3.0 for the season and 10.0 for his career
- 3 tackles; now has 335 for his career, 9th at SMU (entered the game 4th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- 2 solo tackles, now has 213 (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)

Jay Scott (#8 DB)
- Had a career-high 10 tackles (was 9)

Cody Worthen (#12 LB)
- Had an SMU career-high 7 tackles


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