SMU Postgame Notes - October 27, 2012 - SMU 44, Memphis 13

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Oct. 27, 2012

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SMU 44, Memphis 13
SMU (4-4, 3-1 C-USA), Memphis (1-7, 1-3 C-USA)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas
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TEAM NOTES
- SMU has 116 points in its last two games; that is 2nd in SMU history for consecutive contests
   - 117 in 1922 (W 66-0 vs. North Texas, W 51-0 vs. LSU)
   - 116 in 2012 (W 72-42 vs. Houston, W 44-13 vs. Memphis)
- SMU is 3-2 at home this season; all three wins are by 30 or more. First time SMU has won three home games by 30+ since 1934
   - 52 (52-0 vs. SFA)
   - 30 (72-42 vs. Houston)
   - 31 (44-13 vs. Memphis) -Since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
   - 27-21
   - 20-8 in Conference USA
   - 17-7 at home
   - 13-1 at home in Conference USA
- SMU is in 2nd in C-USA West at 3-1 (Tulsa is 5-0)
- SMU had a season-high 4 rushing TDs (2 for Garrett Gilbert, 1 for Zach Line, 1 for Rishaad Wimbley)
- The 70-yard pass play from Garrett Gilbert to Darius Johnson (got to the 7-yard line) was a season-long play from scrimmage for SMU.
   - It was a career-long play for Gilbert and Johnson
   - Last pass for 70+ yards was 72 from J.J. McDermott to Der'rikk Thompson vs. UCF in 2011
- Kenneth Acker's career-long 59-yard punt return was also a season-best for SMU
- SMU forced 2 turnovers; both on fumbles
- Now has 27 takeaways on the season (entered the game leading the nation with 25 takeaways)
- 0 interceptions (entered the game leading the nation with 16 interceptions)
- Entered the game leading the nation with 6 pick sixes (T-3rd NCAA FBS history)
- SMU held Memphis to 9 first downs; least since allowing 10 to Rice in 2011


 

 

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- 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 5 tackles
- TFLs - has 34.0 TFLs for his career (entered game 17th in NCAA among active players)
- Sacks - has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered game T-14th in NCAA among active players)

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- 3 FGs (39, 30, 32); has 13 on the season which is tied for 5th at SMU
- Was 5-5 on PATs, 29-31 on the season
- 14 points (3 FGs, 5 PATs) ties his career-high

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Had 9 receptions, now has 210 career receptions for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had a season-high 141 receiving yards, now has 2553 receiving yards for his career which is 5th at SMU (entered game 11th in NCAA among active players)
- Had his 12th career 100-yard receiving games, which is 3rd at SMU
- Had a career-long 70-yard reception (got to the 7-yard line)
- Has 18 career receiving TDs (none today) which is 5th at SMU (entered game T-13th in NCAA among active players)

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 1 rushing TD, has 6 for the season
- Now has 40 career rushing TDs (3rd at SMU) (entered game T-4th in NCAA among active players)
- Now has 40 total TDs, which is 3rd at SMU (record is 48 by Eric Dickerson, 2nd is 43 by Reggie Dupard)
- Had 127 rushing yards, has 3751 for his career which moves him to 3rd at SMU (passes Craig James 3743) (6th in C-USA) (entered game 4th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 150 all-purpose yards (127 rushing, 23 receiving), now has 4285 career yards which is 6th at SMU (passes Jerry LeVias 4226)
- Had 23 rushes, now has 674 for his career which is 5th at SMU (entered game 6th in NCAA among active players)
- Had his 20th career game with 100+ rushing yards, which is 2nd at SMU (record is Eric Dickerson 28)
- Has 240 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)
- Had 1 sack, has 4 on the season (tying his total from 2011) and has 11 for his career
- Had a co-team-high 6 tackles; now has 351for his career, 9th at SMU (entered the game 4th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- Had 5 solo tackles, now has 224 (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)
- Had 1.5TFL, has 8.0 on the season and 26.5 for his career

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 CB)
- Career-long 59 yard punt return (returned to the 5-yard line, set up SMU's first TD by Zach Line) (season-best punt return for SMU)
- Had 4 tackles with 1 TFL, has 2 TFLs for the season and 3 for his career

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

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Career-high 353 passing yards (was 344 vs. Iowa State)
- Career-high tying 2 rushing TDs, has 8 for his career
- Had 1 passing TD, has 12 on the season and 25for his career
- Had a 165.6 passing efficiency rating, 2nd-highest of his career (208.1 vs. Florida Atlantic in 2010)
- Had a career-high tying 71.4 completion percentage (25-of-35) (only includes games with 10+ attempts)
- Had a career-long 70-yard pass (to Darius Johnson; got to the 7-yard line)

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- See SMU Records

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

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

Kevin Pope (#3 LB)
- Had a fumble recovery, his 3rd of the season (all in the past 2 games)

Shakiel Randolph (#28 DB)
- Had 2 tackles and his first career fumble recovery (9 yd return)

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- See SMU Records

Cameron Rogers (#50 LB)
- Had the first 2 forced fumbles of his career
- Had 1 TFL, his first of the season; has 2.5 for his career

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Tied career-high with 6 tackles, which co-led team
- Career-high 1.5 TFLs, has 4.0 on the season and 9.5 for his career

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- Had 1 receiving TD, his 3rd of the season and 6th of his career
- Was 2-52 receiving with a 37-yard TD

Rishaad Wimbley (#33 RB)
- Had 1 rushing TD, the 5th of his career

Cody Worthen (#12 LB)
- Had a forced fumble, his first at SMU and 3rd of his career; also had 3 tackles