SMU Postgame Notes - November 26, 2011

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Nov. 26, 2011

Recap |  Final Stats

at SMU 27, Rice 24
SMU (7-5, 5-3 C-USA), Rice (4-8, 3-5 C-USA)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

TEAM NOTES
- Captains for today: #70 Kelvin Beachum (OT), #4 Bryce Lunday (RB), #64 Bryce Tennison (C), #8 Taylor Thompson (DE)
- SMU is headed to a bowl for the third straight season, which ties the SMU record (1982-84). SMU has won at least 7 games for the third straight season, the first time since doing so five straight seasons from 1980 to 1984.
- SMU is 5-1 at home this season and 4-0 in C-USA home games.
- SMU is 11-1 in its last 12 C-USA home games and 14-4 in its last 18 regular season home games overall.
- SMU is 7-0 this season when scoring first and 7-0 when scoring 21+ points.
- 20 SMU seniors in a ceremony following Saturday's game - Chris Banjo, Kelvin Bea­chum, Jr., Cole Beasley, J.T. Brooks, Chris Castro, Richard Crawford, Szymon Czerniak, Marquis Fra­zier, Bradley Haynes, J.J. McDermott, Randy McKinnon, Brad Namdar, Josh LeRibeus, Bryce Lunday, Justin Sorrell, Matt Stone, Bryce Tennison, Taylor Thompson, Kelly Turner and Terrance Wilkerson.
- SMU had a season-high 189 rushing yards (was 162 at Memphis)
- Jared Williams' 52-yard TD run is the longest rush of the season and second-longest for SMU under June Jones (58t by Shawnbrey McNeal vs. UTEP in 2009)
- SMU running back Zach Line is out for the season. Line still leads C-USA in rushing and topped the 100-yard mark in eight of his 10 games in 2011. The junior back was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award.


 

 

SMU TEAM RECORDS
SMU Team Season Records
- 308 points, 7th at SMU
- 25.7 points per game, T-7th at SMU
- 4752 yards of total offense, 4th at SMU
- 396.0 total yards per game, 3rd at SMU
- 6.14 yards per play, 2nd at SMU
- 3334 passing yards, 3rd at SMU
- 277.8 passing yards per game, 3rd at SMU
- 16 passing TDs, T-9th at SMU
- 265 completions, 7th at SMU
- 232 first downs, 6th at SMU
- 153 passing first downs, 3rd at SMU

Cole Beasley and Darius Johnson have combined for 151 receptions and 1952 receiving yards this season
- That is 3rd for combined receptions (Beasley 79, Johnson 72)
- That is 5th for combined yards (Beasley 954, Johnson 998)

SMU RECORDS
Cole Beasley (#11, WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 7 receptions for 58 yards
- Has 248 career receptions, which is 2nd at SMU (record - 285 by Emmanuel Sanders) and 7th in C-USA
- Has 2873 career receiving yards, which is 3rd at SMU and T-14th in C-USA
- His 79 receptions this season ranks 5th at SMU
- His 954 receiving yards this season ranks 10th at SMU

Darius Johnson (#3, WR) (Biletnikoff Award watch list)
- Had 8 receptions for 123 yards and 1 TD
- Has 5 100-yard games this season (T-4th at SMU), and 9 for his career (T-3rd at SMU)
- Had 1 receiving TD; has 7 this season and 14 for his career
- Has 161 career receptions, which is 8th at SMU
- Has 1947 career receiving yards, which is 9th at SMU
- His 998 receiving yards this season ranks 7th at SMU
- Has 72receptions this season, 8th 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 16-25, 179 yds, 1 TD, 2 int
- Is 7-4 as the starting quarterback at SMU
- Had a TD pass. Has 16 TD passes this season, 8th at SMU
- Has 3182 passing yards this season, 2nd at SMU for a season
- Has 3081 yard of total offense this season, 3rd at SMU
- Has 256 completions this season, 4th at SMU



INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB)
- Had a team-high and season-high tying 8 tackles (6 solo)

Chris Banjo (#23, FS)
- Had 5 tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup

Kelvin Beachum (#70, OT) (watch lists for: Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award)
- Started his 51st consecutive game at SMU

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

Richard Crawford (#6, DB)
- Had an interception (22 yards); has 2 for the season and 6 for his career
- Had 3 tackles (2 solo)

Ja'Gared Davis (#56, LB)
- Had 7 tackles (4 solo)
- Had a sack, now has 4.5 for the season and 15.5 for his career
- Had 2.0 TFLs (20 yards), now has 11.0 for the season and 29.0 for his career

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- Had 3 tackles (all solo)
- Had a TFL, now has 4.5 for the season and 13.5 for his career

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

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

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

Brad Namdar (#34 K)
- Had 3 PATs, his first career points

Taylor Reed (#44, LB)
- Had a team-high 8 tackles (all solo)
- Has 191 career solo tackles and 295 career total tackles
- Had 1.0 TFL, has 7.5 TFL for the season and 16.5 TFL for his career

J.R. Richardson (#24, KR)
- Had 1 kickoff returns for 21 yards
- Has 553 KOR yards for the season (26 attempts), 16th at SMU

Stephon Sanders (#51 LB)
- Had 1 sack and now has 3 for the season
- Had a career-high 2 TFLs, now has 5.5 for the season
- Had 3 tackles (all solo)
- Had 2 pass breakups and 2 QB hurries

Taylor Thompson (#8, DE) (watch lists: Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Pony Express Award)
- Had a QB hurry

Jared Williams (#22 RB)
- Was 11-80, TD rushing
- Career-long 52-yard TD run was the longest for SMU since 2009 (58t by Shawnbrey McNeal vs. UTEP in 2009)
- First career rushing TD

Rishaad Wimbley (#29 RB)
- Was 20-115, 2TDs rushing
- First 2 career rushing TDs
- Had a career-long 39-yard TD run
- First career 100-yard game