SMU Postgame Notes - October 13, 2012 - SMU at Tulane

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Oct. 13, 2012

Recap |  Final Stats

Tulane 27, SMU 26
Tulane (1-5,1 -1 C-USA), SMU (2-4, 1-1 C-USA)
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, La.

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TEAM NOTES
- Today's captains: Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Jeremy Johnson (#15 WR), Randall Joyner (#5 LB), Mike Loftus (#99 K)
- Chase Hover hit a career-long 52-yard FG (3:42 3rd Qtr), the longest at SMU since Matt Szymanski hit a 61-yard FG at Texas Tech 9-5-2010
- Chase Hover tied the SMU record with a career-high 4 FGs (27, 22, 52, 19). It is the 5th time SMU has had a player make 4 FGs in a game, first since Chris McMurtray against UTEP in 2005
- Jeremy Johnson had career-highs of 11 receptions and 106 yards (with 1 TD), the first 10-catch game for an SMU player since Cole Beasley had 10 receptions versus UCF 10-15-2011
- SMU is 18-8 in Conference USA since the start of the 2009 season
- SMU is 25-21 since the start of the 2009 season

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Had 1 sack, has 3.0 on the season and 11.5 for his career
- Has 10 career blocked FGs, which is the NCAA career record
- Has 17 total blocked kicks in his career (10 FGs, 7 PATs), which is 2nd in NCAA history (record is 19 by James Ferebee, New Mexico St, 1978-81)
- Has 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 a half-TFL, has 33.0 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)

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- Tied the SMU record with a career-high 4 FGs (27, 22, 52, 19). It is the 5th time SMU has had a player make 4 FGs in a game, first since Chris McMurtray against UTEP in 2005
- Hit a career-long 52-yard FG (3:42 3rd Qtr), the longest at SMU since Matt Szymanski hit a 61-yard FG at Texas Tech 9-5-2010

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Did Not Play
- Has 16 career receiving TDs which is 6th at SMU (entered game tied for 16th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 192 career receptions for his career (4th at SMU) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 2302 receiving yards for his career (6th at SMU) (entered game 9th in NCAA among active players)

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had a season-high 177 rushing yards, has 3511 for his career (4th at SMU) (9th in C-USA) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had his 18th career game with 100+ (2nd at SMU - Eric Dickerson 28) (passes Reggie Dupard 16, Craig James 16)
- Had 204 all-purpose yards (177 rushing, 27 receiving), now has 4022 career yards which is 8th at SMU
- 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)
- 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
Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)
- See SMU Records

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Season-high 275 passing yards, 2nd highest of his career (344)
- Had 2 passing TDs, has 7 on the season and 20 for his career

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- See SMU Records

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15 WR)
- Jeremy Johnson had career-highs of 11 receptions and 106 yards (with 1 TD), the first 10-catch game for an SMU player since Cole Beasley had 10 receptions versus UCF 10-15-2011
- Had 1 receiving TD, his 2nd of the season and 3rd of his career
- Career-high 11 receptions (was 9), first 10-catch game for an SMU player since Cole Beasley had 10 receptions versus UCF 10-15-2011
- Career-high 106 receiving yards (was 76)

Darius Joseph (#83 WR)
- 1st career receiving TD

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had a forced fumble, the 2nd of his career

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

Torlan Pittman (#91 DT)
- 1st career fumble recovery

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- Had a career-long 47-yard kickoff return (previous best was 31 yards)
- 3 receptions for 54 yards