Nov. 10, 2012
DALLAS (AP) -- Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading SMU to a 34-6 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night.
Gilbert had scoring runs of 36 and 19 yards and hit Darius Johnson for a 9-yard score. He rushed for 94 yards and was 27 of 43 passing for 249 yards.
Zach Line added 92 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Mustangs (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA), who are seeking their fourth straight bowl berth. It was the 41st career touchdown for Line, who ranks second on the school's all-time rushing list behind Eric Dickerson. Line's big night put him over 1,000 yards rushing on the year (1,032). With that mark, Line became the 2nd player at SMU and 4th in C-USA history with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Southern Miss (0-10, 0-6) managed just 178 yards of offense. The Golden Eagles' only score came on a 15-yard TD pass from Chris Campbell to Dominique Sullivan in the second quarter. The PAT was blocked.
SMU hits the road next week as the Mustangs travel to Houston, Texas to face Rice on Nov. 17. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and tickets are available online at smumustangs.com/tickets/.