SMU Postgame Notes - November 5, 2011 - SMU Homecoming

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Nov. 5, 2011

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SMU 45, Tulane 24
SMU (6-3, 4-2 C-USA), Tulane (2-8, 1-5 C-USA),
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME
SMU hosts Navy on Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. - TV: FSN - RADIO: KTCK 1310 AM

TEAM NOTES
- Captains for today: #70 Kelvin Beachum (OT), #4 Bryce Lunday (RB), #15 J.J. McDermott (QB), #44 Taylor Reed (LB)
- SMU is 6-3 and is bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
- SMU is 40-41-3 all-time in Homecoming games (12-22-2 at Cotton Bowl; 14-13-1 at Ownby Stadium; 7-1- 0 at Texas Stadium; 7-5 at Ford Stadium).
- SMU is 16-6 in its last 22 Conference USA games overall and 10-1 in its last 11 C-USA home games.
- SMU is 13-3 in its last 16 home games, dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
- SMU scored a season-high 45 points (W, 42-0 at Memphis); the highest points since clinching the C-USA Western Division with a 45-38 overtime win at East Carolina in the 2010 regular-season finale.
- SMU led 31-0 at halftime. That is the most points SMU has scored in the first half since SMU led 31-0 en route to a 45-10 victory in the 2009 Hawaii Bowl.
- Zach Line had 143 rushing yards and has 1,089 rushing yards this season. He is the 5th player at SMU with multiple 1000-yard seasons (Reggie Dupard (3), Eric Dickerson (2), Keylon Kincade (2), Alvin Maxson (2)).
- SMU is 4-0 at home for the first time since 2006 (also started 4-0, went 5-1 at home).
- SMU has outscored its opponents 151-65 at home (W 28-17 vs. UTEP, W 40-7 vs. Northwestern State, W 38-17 vs. UCF, W 45-24 vs. Tulane).
- This is the first time SMU has scored 38 or more points 5 times in a season. SMU did have 35 or more points 5 times in 1985.
- SMU converted a season-high 61.5 percent on 3rd downs (8-13).

SMU RECORDS
Cole Beasley (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 6 receptions for 62 yards
- Has 227 career receptions, which is 3rd at SMU and 8th in C-USA
- Has 2666 career receiving yards, which is 4th at SMU and 20th in C-USA
- His 747 receiving yards this season rank 16th at SMU

Darius Johnson (WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 7 receptions for 135 yards and a TD.
- Has 142 career receptions, which is 11th at SMU
- Has 1709 career receiving yards, which is 11th at SMU
- His 760 receiving yards this season rank 14th at SMU
- Now has 4 100-yard receiving games this season, tied for 5th at SMU
- Has 8 100-yard games for his career, tied for 4th at SMU

Zach Line (RB) (watch lists for: Doak Walker, Maxwell Award)
- Had 143 rushing yards (25 carries) and now has 1,089 rushing yards this season, he is the 5th player at SMU with multiple 1000-yard seasons (Reggie Dupard (3), Eric Dickerson (2), Keylon Kincade (2), Alvin Maxson (2))
- Had 3 rushing TDs, now has 17 this season and 34 for his career
- His 17 rushing TDs this season is tied for 2nd at SMU (Eric Dickerson 19 in 1981, Eric Dickerson 17 in 1982)
- His 34 career rushing TDs rank 3rd at SMU
- This was his 7th 100-yard game of the season and 14th of his career (ranks 6th for a career at SMU)
- Has rushed for 100 yards in 12 of the last 16 games
- Now has 2772 career rushing yards, which is 8th at SMU
- His 1089 rushing yards this season rank 12th at SMU
- Has 102 points this season, which is tied for 3rd at SMU
- Has 204 career points rank 8th at SMU
- Had a season-high 25 rushes

J.J. McDermott (QB)
- Is 6-2 as the starting quarterback at SMU
- Had 322 passing yards, his 4th 300-yard game this season; that ties for 3rd in a season at SMU
- Had 3 TD passes, his 3rd game with 3 or more TDs. Has 11 TD passes this season
- Has 2515 passing yards this season, 8th at SMU
- Has 2432 yard of total offense this season, 7th at SMU
- Has 191 completions this season, 10th at SMU
- Had a career-high 29 completions


INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Chris Banjo (FS)
- Had a fumble recovery, his 1st of the season and 2nd of his career
- Had 4 tackles

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

Cole Beasley
- See SMU Records

Ja'Gared Davis (LB)
- Had a career-high 2 sacks, now has 3.5 on the season and 14.5 for his career
- Led the Mustangs with 6 tackles (5 solo)

Marquis Frazier (DE)
- Had a fumble recovery, the 1st of his career; also had 2 tackles

Chase Hover (K)
- Was 6-6 on PATs; he is 32-34 on the season
- Was 1-1 on FGs; he is 7-9 on the season

Darius Johnson (WR)
- See SMU Records

Zach Line
- See SMU Records

J.J. McDermott (QB)
- See SMU Records

Stephon Sanders (LB)
- First career start
- Had a sack and now has 2 on the season
- Had a season-high 5 tackles (2 solo)

Jay Scott (FS)
- Had the 1st forced fumble of his career and 2 tackles

Justin Sorrell (SS)
- Had a team-high and season-high 6 tackles (5 solo) plus 2 pass breakups

Der'rikk Thompson (WR)
- Had 6 receptions for 72 yards and a TD

Taylor Thompson (DE) (watch lists: Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Pony Express Award)
- Had a sack, now has 7 sacks on the season and 17 for his career
- His 17 career sacks tie for 5th at SMU
- Had a forced fumble (on s sack), his 5th of the season
- Had 3 tackles (2 solo)

Terrance Wilkerson (WR)
- Had a season-high 7 receptions (44 yards)