SMU Postgame Notes - November 10, 2012 - SMU 34, Southern Miss 6

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Nov. 10, 2012

Recap |  Final Stats

SMU (5-5, 4-2 C-USA), Southern Miss (0-10, 0-6 C-USA)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas


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TEAM NOTES
Today's captains: Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Zach Line (#48 RB), Bryan Collins (# 67 OL), Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB), Aaron Davis (#93 DL)

SMU Takeaways:
- Had 2 takeaway (2 interceptions); has 30 on the season (entered the game T-1st in the nation with 28 takeaways - tied with Kent State)
- Had 2 interceptions; has 18 on the season (entered the game T-2nd in the nation with 16 interceptions)
- Entered the game leading the nation with 6 pick sixes (T-3rd NCAA FBS history)

SMU in season records - Team
- 305 points - 8th
- 18 interceptions - T-8th

SMU is 4-2 at home and has scored 221 points in 6 home games (averaging 38.6)

Since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
- 28-22
- 21-9 in Conference USA
- 18-7 at home
- 14-1 at home in C-USA
- 7-8 on the road in C-USA

June Jones career record is:
- 105-74
- 29-33 at SMU (28-22 since start of 2009)

SMU blocked a PAT, SMU has 5 blocked kicks this season

Der'rikk Thompson had a career-long 49-yd kickoff return, which is a season-best for SMU.

SMU senior RB Zach Line has 1,032 yards rushing; his third consecutive season with 1,000 yards (1494 in 2010 (2nd at SMU); 1224 in 2011 (8th at SMU))
- 2nd player at SMU: Reggie Dupard (1983-85)
- 4th in C-USA history: Damion Fletcher of Southern Miss (4 times 2006-09), DeAngelo Williams of Memphis (2003-05), Derrick Nix of Southern Miss (1998-99, 2002)


 

 

SMU is 4-2 in C-USA, which is 2nd in C-USA West (Tulsa 6-0)

Series - SMU vs. Southern Miss: SMU is now 1-3 vs. Southern Miss after defeating the Golden Eagles for the first time

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Had 1 sack, has 6.0 on the season and 14.5 for his career
- Had 1 TFL, has 7.0 for the season and 23.5 for his career
- 1st career interception
- Had 3 tackles
- 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 3 tackles and 1 pass breakup
- Still has 17.5 sacks for his career which is 6th at SMU (entered game T-15th in NCAA among active players)

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- 2-3 FGs (34, 33, 34 blk); has 16 made FGs on the season which is 3rd at SMU
- Was 4-4 on PATs, 35-37 on the season

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Had 1 receiving TDs, has 19 career receiving TDs which is 5th at SMU (entered game T-18th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 4 receptions, now has 220 career receptions for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 27 receiving yards, now has 2626 receiving yards for his career which is 5th at SMU (entered game 9th in NCAA among active players)
- Still has 12 career 100-yard receiving games, which is 3rd at SMU

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 92 rushing yards
- Has 1032 for the season, becomes the 2nd player at SMU and 4th in C-USA history with 3 1000-yard seasons (1494 in 2010 (2nd at SMU); 1224 in 2011 (8th at SMU); multiple 1000-yard seasons - Reggie Dupard (3), Eric Dickerson (2), Keylon Kincade (2), Alvin Maxson (2))
- Has 3939 for his career which is 2nd at SMU (record is Eric Dickerson 4450) (6th in C-USA) (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 92 all-purpose yards (92 rushing, 0 receiving), now has 4524 career yards which is 4th at SMU (passes Reggie Dupard 4456)
- Had 22 rushes, now has 717 for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 6th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 246 career points which is 5th at SMU
- Had 1 rushing TD
- Has 41 career rushing TDs, which is T-2nd at SMU) (record is 47 by Eric Dickerson, T-2nd is 41 by Reggie Dupard) (entered game T-4th in NCAA among active players) (4th in C-USA)
- Has 41 total TDs, which is 3rd at SMU (record is 48 by Eric Dickerson, 2nd is 43 by Reggie Dupard)
- Has 20 career games with 100+ rushing yards, which is 2nd at SMU (record is Eric Dickerson 28)

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- Had 1.5 sacks, has 5.5 on the season and 12.5 for his career
- Had 1.5 TFLs, has 9.5 on the season and 28 for his career
- Had 8 tackles; now has 368 for his career, T-8th at SMU (entered the game 5th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- Had 5 solo tackles, now has 234 (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Aaron Davis (#93 DL)
- Had a blocked PAT (9:39 1st Qtr), his 2nd blocked kick of the season (FG vs. Stephen F. Austin)

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

Austin Fuller (#18 WR)
- Was 7-59 receiving; his first receptions at SMU

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Career-high tying 2 rushing TDs, his 3rd straight game with 2 rushing TDs
- Now has 6 rushing TDs for the season and 12 for his career
- Career-long run for a 36-yd TD
- Career-high 94 yards rushing (was 93)
- Had 1 passing TD, 13 for the season and 36 for his career

Jeremy Gray (#4 DB)
- Had 1st career interception, returned it 62 yards

Hayden Greenbauer (#22 DB)
- Had a forced fumble, his 2nd of the season

Kevin Grenier (#90 DE)
- Had a half- sack, now has 4.0 for his career

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15 WR)
- Had a co-team-high of 8 receptions and team-high 97 receiving yards

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

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- See SMU Records

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Career-high tying 6 tackles

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- Career-long 49-yd kickoff return is also a season-best for SMU (totaled 2-70 KOR yards)
- Career-high and co-team-high 8 receptions (66 yards)