Post-Game Notes

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Nov. 10, 2007

Recap |  Final Stats

TEAM

This is the highest combined scoring game at Ford Stadium

This game is the second highest combined score in SMU-Rice series history (149 combined in 1916)

The 320 rushing yards was the most since 339 against Tulsa in 2002

INDIVIDUAL

Chris Butler

  • Had his first career rushing TD
DeMyron Martin
  • Had 137 rushing yards for his seventh 100-plus yard game of his career; that is tied for 11th in a career at SMU
  • Was 5-115 rushing at the end of the first quarter
  • Now has 1628 career rushing yards, to move into 16th at SMU
Bryan McCann
  • had his second career fumble recovery
  • had his third interception of the season and fourth of his career
Thomas Morstead
  • Was 6-6 on PATs to extend his SMU record for consecutive PAT makes to 68 (previous was Eddie Garcia, 34 from 1978-81).
Emmanuel Sanders
  • His TD reception was his sixth of the season and 15th of his career
  • His 15 career TD receptions is tied for fourth at SMU (ties Ron Morris, 1983-86)
  • Now has 105 career receptions, which is 15th at SMU
  • His 33 yard punt return was a career-best
  • Now has 59 receptions this season, which is tied for ninth in a season at SMU (ties Jason Wolf, 1991)
  • Now has 1365 career receiving yards, which is 14th at SMU
Justin Smart
  • had his first forced fumble
Zack Sledge
  • Had three TD receptions tonight and now has nine for the season and 11 for his career
  • His nine TD receptions this season ties him for second in a season at SMU (ties Emmanuel Sanders, 9 in 2006)
  • This is his second consecutive multi-TD game; also had two TD receptions at Houston
  • His three TDs receptions in a game is tied for second at SMU and is the ninth time a player has had 3-plus receiving TDs in a game (record is four by Emanuel Tolbert at Baylor in 1978)
Justin Willis
  • Had four TD passes to extend his SMU career record to 47 (record was 40 by Chuck Hixson from 1968-70)
  • With four TD passes tonight, he now has nine games with three or more passing TDs in his first 21 games (there were only nine three-plus TD passing games at SMU before Willis arrived at SMU)
  • Is now responsible for 52 career TDs (47 pass, 5 rush), which is second at SMU (record is Ramon Flanigan, 57 from 1992-97)
  • Sixth career game with four or more total TDs
  • Now has 4466 career passing yards, which is to fifth at SMU
  • Now has 2419 passing yards this season, which is sixth at SMU
  • Now has 5326 career yards total offense, which is fifth at SMU