SMU Postgame Notes - November 19, 2011

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Nov. 19, 2011

Recap |  Final Stats

No. 10/11 Houston 37, SMU 7
Houston (11-0, 7-0 C-USA), SMU (6-5, 4-3 C-USA)
Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas

SMU hosts Rice on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. CT

- Captains for today: #70 Kelvin Beachum (OT), #93 Aaron Davis (DT), #64 Bryce Tennison (C), #6 Richard Crawford (DB).
- Held Houston to 37 points, its second-lowest point total of the season (was 35 at Louisiana Tech) and lowest at Robertson Stadium (was 38 vs. UCLA).
- ESPN College GameDay aired from Robertson Stadium, marking SMU's debut on the show.
- SMU is 6-5 and is bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
- SMU is 16-7 in its last 23 Conference USA games overall.
- SMU was without Zach Line (season ending foot injury). Line is leading C-USA in rushing and has topped the 100-yard mark in eight of 10 games in 2011. The junior back is one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award.
- The 54-yard kickoff return by J.R. Richardson in the second quarter was a career-best and the longest for SMU this season.

SMU Team Season Records
- 281 points, 10th at SMU
- 4384 yards of total offense, 4th at SMU
- 3155 passing yards, 4th at SMU
- 249 completions, T-9th at SMU
- 144 passing first downs, 4th at SMU

Cole Beasley and Darius Johnson have combined for 136 receptions and 1771 receiving yards this season
- That is 7th for combined receptions (Beasley 72, Johnson 64)
- That is 8th for combined yards (Beasley 896, Johnson 875)



Cole Beasley (#11, WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 6 receptions for 84 yards
- Has 241 career receptions, which is 2nd at SMU (record - 285 by Emmanuel Sanders) and 7th in C-USA
- Has 2815 career receiving yards, which is 3rd at SMU and 10th in C-USA
- His 72 receptions this season ranks 7th at SMU
- His 896 receiving yards this season ranks 9th at SMU

Darius Johnson (#3, WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 5 receptions for 56 yards and 1 TD
- Had 1 receiving TD; has 6 this season and 13 for his career
- Has 153 career receptions, which is 10th at SMU
- Has 1824 career receiving yards, which is 10th at SMU
- His 875 receiving yards this season ranks 11th at SMU
- Has 64 receptions this season, tied for 10th at SMU

Zach Line (#48, RB) (Doak Walker semifinalist, Maxwell Award watch lists)
- DNP - out for season; foot injury
- Had 8 games with 100+ rushing yards this season (T-3rd at SMU); has 15 in his career (T-4th at SMU)
- His 1224 rushing yards this season ranks 8th at SMU; 5th player at SMU with multiple 1000-yard seasons (Reggie Dupard (3), Eric Dickerson (2), Keylon Kincade (2), Alvin Maxson (2))
- His 2907 career rushing yards rank 7th at SMU
- His 17 rushing TDs this season are tied for 2nd at SMU (Eric Dickerson 19 in 1981, Eric Dickerson 17 in 1982)
- His 34 career rushing TDs rank 3rd at SMU
- Has 102 points this season, which is tied for 3rd at SMU
- His 204 career points rank 8th at SMU

J.J. McDermott (#15, QB)
- Finished 23-40, 239 yds, 1 TD, 1 int
- Is 6-4 as the starting quarterback at SMU
- Had 1 TD pass. Has 15 TD passes this seaso, tied for 8th at SMU
- Has 3003 passing yards this season, 4th at SMU for a season and the most by a senior at SMU
- Has 2916 yard of total offense this season, 5th at SMU
- Has 240 completions this season, 6th at SMU

Chris Banjo (#23, FS)
- Had 9 tackles (6 solo)

Kelvin Beachum (#70, OT) (watch lists for: Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award)
- Started his 50th consecutive game at SMU

Cole Beasley (#11, WR)
- See SMU Records

Richard Crawford (#6, DB)
- Had 6 tackles, one off his season high

Ja'Gared Davis (#56, LB)
- Had a career-high 11 tackles (8 solo)

Darius Johnson (#3, WR)
- See SMU Records

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

J.J. McDermott (#15, QB)
- See SMU Records

Torlan Pittman (#91, DT)
- Has a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss; has 6.0 this season and 7.5 for his career

Taylor Reed (#44, LB)
- Had 11 tackles; his 4th game with 10+ this season and 11th with 10+ for his career
- Had 0.5 TFL; has 6.5 this season and 15.5 for his career

J.R. Richardson (#24, KR)
- Had 5 kickoff returns for 136 yards
- Has 532 KOR yards for the season, 16th at SMU
- Had a career-best 54-yard kickoff return, it is also the longest for SMU this year

Der'rikk Thompson (#7, WR)
- Had a career-high 7 receptions (64 yards)

Taylor Thompson (#8, DE) (watch lists: Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Pony Express Award)
- Had 6 tackles, his second-highest total of the season (8 at Texas A&M)
- Had 0.5 TFL; has 7.5 on the season and 20.5 for his career

Terrance Wilkerson (#18, WR)
- Had 4 receptions for 25 yards; has 43 catches for 545 yards this season

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