SMU Postgame Notes - October 18, 2012 - SMU vs. Houston

Oct. 18, 2012

Final Stats

SMU (3-4, 2-1 C-USA), Houston (3-4, 2-1 C-USA)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas


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SMU TEAM RECORDS
- 72 points is an SMU record (was 70 vs. Daniel Baker in 70-0 win on 9-25-1920)
- 10 TDs is an SMU record (4 passing, 2 rushing, 3 interception returns, 1 fumble return)
- 9 takeaways ties for 2nd in a game at SMU (6 interceptions, 3 fumbles) and now leads the nation with 25 total takeaways
- 6 interceptions, now has 16 for the season which leads the NCAA
- 3 fumbles, now has 9 for the season which is T-7th in the NCAA
- 9 total takeaways ties for 2nd in a game at SMU (record is 10 vs. SFA 9-8-12, T-2nd is 9 at Houston 1981)
- 6 interceptions rank 3rd in a game at SMU (record is 8 vs. Arkansas 1951, 2nd is 7 vs. SFA 9-8-12)

TEAM NOTES
- Today's captains: Bryan Collins (#67 RT), Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Jay Scott (#8 FS), Cody Worthen (#12 LB)
- SMU had season-highs of:
    - 72 points (SMU record)
    - 10 TDs (SMU record)
    - 4 passing TDs
    - 2 rushing TDs

- SMU had 4 non-offensive TDs (3 interception returns, 1 fumble return on a kickoff)
- SMU has 9 non-offensive TDs this season
- SMU has 7 defensive TDs this season (6 interception returns, 1 fumble return)
- SMU has 2 defensive special teams TDs (1 blocked FG return, 1 fumble return on a kickoff)
- Since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
    - 26-21
    - 19-8 in Conference USA
    - 16-7 at home
    - 12-1 at home in Conference USA


 

 

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Season-high 2 sacks, has 5.0 on the season and 13.5 for his career
- Has a career-high 5 sacks on the season
- All 5 sacks are in the past 5 games
- Tied season-high with 2 TFLs, has 6.0 on the season and 22.5 for his career
- Career-high 4 QB hurries (also had a bass breakup)
- Still has 10 career blocked FGs, which is the NCAA career record
- Still 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)
- Still 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 1 TFL, has 34.0 TFLs for his career (entered game 18th in NCAA among active players)
- Still has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered game tied for 10th in NCAA among active players)

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Tied career-high with 2 receiving TDs (8 yds, 24 yds), now has 18 career receiving TDs which is 5th at SMU (entered game T-19th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 9 receptions, now has 201 career receptions for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game T-6th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 110 receiving yards, now has 2412 receiving yards for his career which moves him to 5th at SMU (entered game 12th in NCAA among active players)
- Had his 11th career 100-yard game, which is 3rd at SMU

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Tied season-high with 2 rushing TDs, has 39 career rushing TDs (3rd at SMU) (entered game tied for 4th in NCAA among active players)
- Now has 39 total TDs, which is 3rd at SMU (passes Doak Walker 38)
- Had 113 rushing yards, has 3624 for his career which is 4th at SMU (8th in C-USA) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 113 all-purpose yards (113 rushing, 0 receiving), now has 4135 career yards which is 7th at SMU
- Had 22 rushes, now has 651 for his career which is 5th at SMU (entered game 7th in NCAA among active players)
- Had his 19th career game with 100+ rushing yards, which is 2nd at SMU (record is Eric Dickerson 28)
- Has 234 career points which is 5th at SMU
- 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))

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- Career-high 2 interceptions, including one for his first career TD (7 yards at 1:03 2nd Qtr), now has 3 career interceptions
- Had 5 tackles; now has 345 for his career, 9th at SMU (entered the game 4th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- Had 4 solo tackles, now has 219 (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)
- Had 1 TFL, has 6.5 on the season and 25.0 for his career

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 CB)
- Had 1 interception, his 3rd of the season and 4th of his career
- Season-high 6 tackles

Beau Barnes (#94 DT)
- Career-high 6 tackles
- Had 1 sack, has 1.5 for his career
- Career-high 1.5 TFLs, has 2.0 for the season and 3.0 for his career

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

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Had a career-high 4 passing TDs, has 11on the season and 24for his career
- Had season highs for completion percentage (60.5 on 23-38) and passing efficiency (143.3)

Kevin Grenier (#90 DE)
- Had a TFL, his 1st of the season; has 5.5 for his career

Brett Haness (#26 SS)
- First career start
- First career interception
- Career-high 7 tackles

Keenan Holman (#81 WR)
- Had 1 receiving TD, his 2nd of the season and 4th of his career
- TD catch was a career-long 43-yard reception

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- Had 12 points, 2nd highest of his career (14 at Tulane)
- 1-1 FGs (35), 18-28 on the season (9-10 inside 40 yards)
- 9-10 PATs, 24-26 on the season

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15 WR)
- Had 1 receiving TD, his 3rd of the season and 4th of his career (his first TD in a home game)
- Had 9 receptions for 94 yards (after career-highs of 11 catches and 106 yards at Tulane)

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had 1 forced fumble, his 2nd of the season and 3rd of his career (force was returned for a TD by Kevin Pope)
- Had 1 fumble recovery, his 2nd of the season and 4th of his career
- Had 6 tackles

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

Kevin Pope (#3 LB)
- Had a fumble return for a TD on the opening kickoff of the 2nd half (20 yards at 14:54 3rd Qtr), the first TD of his career
- Had the first 2 fumble recoveries of his career

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- See SMU Records

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Had an interception return for TD (36 yards at 3:39 4th Qtr, gave SMU school-record 72 points); 2nd career interception and 1st TD

Darrian Wright (#54 DT)
- Had an interception return for a TD (10 yards at 12:03 3rd Qtr), his first career interception and TD
- Had his first career TFL (half-TFL)