SMU Postgame Notes - October 29, 2011

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Oct. 29, 2011

Recap |  Final Stats

Tulsa 38, SMU 7
Tulsa (5-3, 4-0 C-USA), SMU (5-3, 3-2 C-USA)
H.A. Chapman Stadium
Tulsa, Oklahoma

SMU hosts Tulane on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. - SMU Homecoming

- Captains for today: #23 Chris Banjo (FS), #70 Kelvin Beachum (OT), #93 Aaron Davis (DT), #48 Zach Line (RB), #91 Torlan Pittman (DT)
- SMU is receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches' poll, rating 35th. SMU also rates 33rd in the Sagarin Computer Rankings and 37th in the BCS Rankings.
- Zach Line had 118 rushing yards. This is his 6th 100-yard game of the season and 13th of his career. He is 6th at SMU for career 100-yard outings.
- This marks the first time SMU has lost consecutive C-USA games since 2008; SMU is 15-6 in its last 21 Conference USA games overall; 9-1 in its last 10 C-USA home games and 4-3 in its last 7 league road contests.

Cole Beasley (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 4 receptions for 79 yards
- Has 221 career receptions, which is 3rd at SMU and 9th in C-USA
- Has 2604 career receiving yards, which is 4th at SMU and 12th in C-USA

Darius Johnson (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 3 receptions for 2 yards
- Has 135 career receptions, which is 11th at SMU
- Has 1574 career receiving yards, which is 13th at SMU



Zach Line (RB) (watch lists for: Doak Walker, Maxwell Award)
- Had a rushing TD, his 14th of the season and 31st of his career
- His 14 rushing TDs this season is tied for 5th at SMU (ties Reggie Dupard 1985)
- His 31 career rushing TDs is tied with Doak Walker for 3rd at SMU
- This was his 6th 100-yard game of the season and 13th of his career (ranks 6th for career at SMU)
- Now has 2629 career rushing yards, which is 9th at SMU
- Has 186 career points, which is tied for 9th at SMU

Chris Banjo (FS)
- Had 9 tackles; 2 off his season high (11 at Texas A&M)

Kelvin Beachum (OT) (watch lists for: Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award)
- Started his 48th consecutive game at SMU

Cole Beasley
- See SMU Records

Richard Crawford (DB)
- Had his first interception of the season, 5th of his career

Aaron Davis (DT)
- Had a sack; now has 2 on the season and 3 for his career

Chase Hover (K)
- Was 1-1 on PATs; he is 26-28 on the season

Darius Johnson (WR)
- See SMU Records

Randall Joyner (LB)
- Career-high 12 tackles

Zach Line
- See SMU Records

J.J. McDermott (QB)
- Is 5-2 as a starter at SMU
- Has 2193 passing yards this season, 10th at SMU

Kevin Pope (LB)
- First career start and a career-high 11 tackles

Cameron Rogers (LB)
- Career-high 10 tackles

Ryan Smith (SS)
- Career-high 13 tackles (10 at Texas A&M)

Taylor Thompson (DE) (watch lists: Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Pony Express Award)
- Had a forced fumble, his 4th of the season and 4th of his career
- Had a fumble recovery, the first of his career
- Had 2 tackles

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