Football Postgame Notes - SMU vs. UConn - Nov. 16, 2013

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Nov. 16, 2013

Recap |  Final Stats

SMU 38, Connecticut 21
SMU (4-5, 3-2 American), Connecticut (0-9, 0-5 American)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME:
SMU is at USF - Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
TV/Internet: ESPN3/WatchESPN
Radio: KLIF 570 AM

TEAM NOTES & RECORDS
- Captains: Troy Castle (#26, DB), Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB), Darius Joseph (#18, WR), Randall Joyner (#5, LB), Zach Wood (#90, DE)
- SMU has scored at least 27 points in its last 12 straight home conference games and has scored at least 38 points in all 3 home American Athletic Conference games this season.
- SMU had a season-high tying 2 interceptions (Darrion Richardson, Stephon Sanders returned his 35 yards for a TD)
- SMU Team Season Records
   - Completions (33 today) - has 320 total - sets the SMU record (was 304 in 2010)
   - Total offense yards (460 today) - has 4334 total - T-7th at SMU
   - Passing TDs (4 today) - has 21 total - T-7th at SMU
   - Passing yards (353 today) - has 3421 total - T-4th at SMU
   - Passing first downs (18 today) - has 157 total - 3rd at SMU
- SMU's record since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
   - 34-28 (.548)
   - 22-9 (.710) at home
   - 25-12 (.676) in conference games
   - 17-2 (.895) at home in league play

 

 

SMU Individual Season Records
Garrett Gilbert
- 316 completions - sets SMU record (was 302 by Kyle Padron in 2010)
- 3390 passing yards - 3rd at SMU
- 21 TD passes - T-5th at SMU
- 27 TDs responsible for (6 run / 21 pass) - T-4th at SMU
- 8th 300-yard passing game - sets SMU record

Keenan Holman
- 895 receiving yards - 12th at SMU

Chase Hover
- 15 FGs - T-4th at SMU

Jeremy Johnson
- 87 receptions - T-2nd at SMU
- 925 receiving yards - 11th at SMU
- 6th 10+ reception games - extends SMU record

Darius Joseph
- 79 receptions - T-7th at SMU

Series
- SMU vs. Connecticut: 2-0

June Jones
- Career record: 111-80
- SMU record: 35-39 (34-28 since the start of 2009)

SMU INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB)
- Was 33-52 for 353 yards passing with 4TDs; was 7-23 rushing
- Had his 8th 300-yard game of the season
- 5th-straight 300-yard game breaks the SMU record and his career high
- 10th of his career
- 9th of his career at SMU, ties SMU record
- 8th of the season, sets new SMU record
- 4 passing TDs
- 6th straight multi-TD game
- Has 21 on the season, which is T-5th at SMU
- Has 36 for his SMU career, which ties for T-4th at SMU
- Has 49 for his career
- 4TDs responsible for (4 pass/0 rush)
- 27TDs on the season (21 pass/ 6 rush), which is T-4th at SMU
- 50TDs for his SMU career (36 pass/14 rush), which is T-3rd at SMU
- 69TDs for his career (49 pass/20 rush)
- 353 passing yards
- 3390 on the season, which is 3rd at SMU (averaging 376.7 per game; entered game 3rd in the NCAA at 379.6 per game)
- 6322 in his SMU career, which is 2nd at SMU (record is 7179 by Chuck Hixson)
- 9623 for his career (entered game 9th in NCAA among active players)
- 33 completions
- 316 on the season, which sets the SMU record (was 302 by Kyle Padron in 2010) (Gilbert is averaging 35.1 per game; entered game 2nd in the NCAA at 35.38 per game)
- 584 in his SMU career, which is 3rd at SMU
- 889 for his career (entered game 7th in NCAA among active players)
- 376 yards of total offense
- 3651 on the season, which is 2nd at SMU (averaging 405.7 per game; entered game 1st in the NCAA at 409.4 per game)
- 6929 in his SMU career, which is 2nd at SMU (record is 7437 by Ramon Flanigan)
- 10630 for his career (entered game 8th in NCAA among active players)
- 59 total plays
- 563 for the season, 5th in a season at SMU
- 1163 in his SMU career, 4th at SMU
- 1819 for his career (entered game 3rd in NCAA among active players)
- 52 pass attempts
- 481 for the season, 4th at SMU
- 987 in his SMU career, which is 3rd at SMU
- 1525 for his career (entered game 4th in NCAA among active players)

Keenan Holman (#81, WR)
- Was 80-88 receiving with 2 TDs
- 88 yards receiving
- 895 yards on the season, which is 12th at SMU (99.4 per game, entered the game 19th in the NCAA)
- 2 receiving TD
- 8 for the season
- 12 for his career

Chase Hover (#42, K)
- Lou Groza Award Semifinalist
- Was 5-5 on PATs
- 31-32 the season
- 116-121 for his career, which is 2nd at SMU for PATs made (entered game in T-21st NCAA among active players)
- Was 1-1 FGs (27)
- 15-18 on the season, T-4th at SMU for FG made
- 41-57 for his career, which is 2nd at SMU for FGs made (entered game T-19th in NCAA among active players)
- 8 points (5 PATs, 1 FG)
- now has 239 points in his career, which is 6th at SMU

Jeremy Johnson (#15, WR)
- Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (3rd team), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List, Biletnikoff Watch List
- Was 12-71 receiving with 2 TDs
- 12 receptions
- 87 for the season, which is T-2nd at SMU (ties Cole Beasley from 2010; SMU record is 98 by Emmanuel Sanders in 2009) (9.7 per game, entered the game 4th in the NCAA)
- 171 for his career, which is T-7th at SMU
- 7th 10+ reception game of his career, which extends his SMU record
- 6th 10+ reception game of the season, which extends his SMU record
- 71 yards receiving
- 925 yards on the season, which is 11th at SMU (102.8 per game, entered the game 13th in the NCAA)
- 1749 for his career, which is 12th at SMU
- 2 receiving TDs
- His 2nd multi-TD game of the season and of his career
- 6 for the season
- 10 for his career

Darius Joseph (#18, WR)
- Was 3-27 receiving
- 3 receptions (8.8 per game on the season, entered the game 3rd in the NCAA at 9.5 per game)
- 79 receptions this season, which is T-7th at SMU

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB)
- Preseason All-American Athletic Conference (1st team), Thorpe Award Watch List
- Had 6 tackles and 1 pass breakup

Beau Barnes (#94, DE)
- Had 2 tackles, a half-TFL and a pass breakup

Garrett Gilbert (#11, QB)
- See SMU Records

Keenan Holman (#81, WR)
- See SMU Records

Chase Hover (#42, K)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15, WR)
- See SMU Records

Darius Joseph (#18, WR)
- See SMU Records

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had 9 tackles (averaging 10.6 for the season, entered game 9th in NCAA at 10.8 per game)
- Half-TFL, has 4.5 for the season and 10.0 for his career

Taylor Lasecki (#52, OL)
- Rimington Award Watch List
- started 21st straight game at center

Zelt Minor (#3, LB)
- Had 2 tackles including 1 TFL

K.C. Nlemchi (#25, RB)
- Had 8 carries for a career-high 64 yards

Kevin Pope (#3, LB)
- Ties career high with 11 tackles
- Had a half-TFL, has 9.0 on the season

Darrion Richardson (#43, DB)
- Had his first career interception
- Had 1 tackle for a TFL

Stephon Sanders (#23, LB)
- Had a 35 yard interception return for a TD - his 3rd career INT and 2nd career INT for a TD
- Had 4 tackles, including 1 TFL

Cameron Smith (#96, DE)
- Had 4 tackles, including 1 TFL

Der'rikk Thompson (#7, WR)
- 5-113 receiving
- 2nd 100-yard game of the season and 3rd of his career
- Had a season-long 54 yard reception

Jonathan Yenga (#2, LB)
- Had 1.5 TFLs, including 1 sack and a QBH
- Had 3 tackles