SMU Football Postgame Notes - November 24, 2012 - SMU-35, Tulsa-27

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Nov. 24, 2012

Recap |  Final Stats

SMU 35, Tulsa 27
SMU (6-6, 5-3 C-USA), Tulsa (9-3, 7-1 C-USA)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas


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TEAM NOTES
- SMU is bowl-eligible for a school-record 4th straight year.
- Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Mark Voosen (#53 DS) and Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB) all played in their 52nd game today, tying the SMU all-time record -- Kelvin Beachum 52 games (2008-11)
- Today's captains: Margus Hunt (#92 DL), Billy Dugal (#36 RB), Taylor Reed (#44 LB), Mark Voosen (#53 DS)

SMU in season records - Team
- 354 points - 4th
- 29.5 points per game - 2nd
- 4,394 yards total offense - 5th
- 366.2 yards total offense per game - 10th
- 851 total offensive plays - 6th
- 2,847 passing yards - 10th
- 259 passing completions - 8th
- 234 first downs - 7th
- 135 first downs passing - T-9th
- 19 interception takeaways - T-7th
- +12 turnover margin - T-6th

Since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
- 29-23
- 22-10 in Conference USA
- 19-7 at home
- 15-1 at home in C-USA

June Jones career record is:

- 106-75
- 30-34 at SMU (29-23 since start of 2009)

Series
- SMU vs. Tulsa: SMU leads 13-7

SMU Takeaways:
- Had 3 takeaways (2 fumbles, 1 interceptions); has 33 on the season (entered the game T-4th in the nation with 30 takeaways)
- Had 1 interceptions; has 19 on the season (entered the game T-4th in the nation with 18 interceptions)
- Had 2 fumbles gained; has 14 on the season (entered the game T-11th in the nation with 12 fumbles gained)
- Entered the game co-leading the nation with 6 pick sixes - tied with Fresno State (T-3rd NCAA FBS history)


 

 

SMU had 4 rushing TDs as a team (Zach Line - 3, Garrett Gilbert - 1), which ties the season high - 4 vs. Memphis (10/27)

SMU at Ford Stadium this year (7 games)
- 5-2 this season
- 4-0 in C-USA games
   o W 72-42 vs. Houston
   o W 44-13 vs. Memphis
   o W 34-6 vs. Southern Miss
   o W 35-27 vs. Tulsa
- Outscored opponents 256-160; averaged 36.6 points
- 28 takeaways (16 interceptions, 12 fumbles)
- +15 on turnovers (28-13)

SMU senior RB Zach Line has 1207 yards rushing (9th at SMU); 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)
- Only player in SMU history with 3 1200+ rushing yard seasons

192 rushing yards as a team is 2nd most this season - 196 at Tulane

Senior Day for: Bryan Collins (#67 OL), Aaron Davis (#93 DT), Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB), Billy Dugal (#36 RB), Jordan Free (#78 OL), Austin Fuller (#18 WR), Kevin Grenier (#90 DE), Brett Haness (#26 DB), Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Darius Johnson (#3 WR), Zach Line (#48 RB), Cole Loftin (#5 WR), Blake McJunkin (#63 OL), Torlan Pittman (#91 DL), Taylor Reed (#44 LB), Keith Robinson (#11 DB), Cameron Rogers (#50 LB), Ryan Smith (#20 DB), Mark Voosen (#53 DS), Cody Worthen (#12 LB)

NCAA RECORD
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- Had 0.5 TFL, has 8.5 for the season and 25 for his career
- Had 3 tackles
- Played in his 52nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU.
- 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)
- Played in his 52nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU.
- Blocked a punt at 1:47 to set up Zach Line's 3-yard TD run - First SMU punt block since Chase Kennemer at UTEP in 2012
- Forced and recovered a fumble at 0:52 of the 1Q to set up Zach Line's second 3-yard TD run
- 8th forced fumble, 4th fumble recovery of career
- Had an interception at 13:43 of the 2Q to set up SMU's 3rd TD drive
- 2nd INT of 2012, 4th of career
- Still has 18.5 sacks for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game T-15th in NCAA among active players)

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- 111 rushing yards, 1st SMU QB with 100+ rush yards in a game since Justin Willis had 114 vs. Memphis in 2007
   o 1st career 100+ yard rushing performance
- 113 passing yards, now has 2720 for the season which is 8th most in season at SMU
- 224 yards of total offense, now has 2968 for the season which is 5h-most in a season at SMU
- 27 passing attempts, now has 478 for the season which is 3rd at SMU
- 10 passing completions, now has 254 for the season which is 5th at SMU
- Hasn't thrown an INT in his last 126 pass attempts.
- His 74 yard TD run with 5:48 left in the 2Q is the longest SMU run since 2006

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- Was 5-5 on PATs, 42-44on the season
- 5 points (5 PATs), now has 152 points in his career which is 20th at SMU history

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- Had 3 receptions, now has 229 career receptions for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 35 receiving yards, now has 2814 receiving yards for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 10th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 13 career 100-yard receiving games, which is 3rd at SMU

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Had 81 rushing yards
   o Has 1207 for the season which is the 9th at SMU - is the 2nd player at SMU 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))
   o Only player in SMU history with 3 1200 yard rushing seasons
   o Has 3 of the top-10 rushing seasons in school history
   o Has 4114 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 84 all-purpose yards ( 81 rushing, 3 receiving), now has 4715 career yards which is 2nd at SMU (record is 4888 by Arthur Whittington)
   o Passed Eric Dickerson who had 4640
- Had 23 rushes, now has 759 for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered game 5th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 267 career points which is 3rd at SMU (Record is 288 by Doak Walker and Eric Dickerson)
- Had 3 rushing TDs, moving him into 2nd all-time at SMU in total TDs
   o Has 46 rushing TDs, moving him into 2nd all-time at SMU (record is 47 by Eric Dickerson) (2nd in C-USA) (entered game 4th in NCAA among active players)
   o His 1st 3 TD game since 11/5/2011 vs. Tulane
   o 4th career 3 TD game

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- Had 12 tackles; now has 391 for his career, 7th at SMU (entered the game 5th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
   o 3rd double-digit tackle game of 2012, 13th of career
- Had 6+ solo tackles, now has 249 for his career (entered the game 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)
- Forced and recovered a fumble at 3:40 of the 3Q, his 1st in each category this season
- 1 PBR

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB)
- Had a career high 4 PBRs
- 5 tackles

Aaron Davis (#93 DT)
- Career high 7 tackles (3 solo 4 asst)
- Recorded 1st sack of 2012 (shared with Zach Wood), has 3.5 for his career

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

Hayden Greenbauer (#22 DB)
- Had a career high 10 tackles and 2 PBRs (the first PBRs of his career)

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- See SMU Records

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Randall Joyner (#5 LB)
- Had 13 tackles, coming off a 12 tackle performance at Rice (11/17)
- His 3rd 10+ tackle game of 2012, 4th of career
- Career high 10 solo tackles

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

Chris Parks (#1 DB)
- 7 tackles, 2nd most in career

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- See SMU Records

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Had a career high 7 tackles

Jay Scott (#8 DB)
- Had 6 tackles and 2 PBRs

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- 4 catches for 67 yards and a TD, his 4th TD of the season (7th of career)

Mark Voosen (#53 DS)
- Played in his 52nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU.

Zach Wood (#47 DE)
- Registered QB takedown of his career, notching a 0.5 sack (shared with Aaron Davis) in the 4Q