SMU Postgame Notes - December 24, 2012 - Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

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Dec. 24, 2012

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Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
SMU 43, [RV/RV] Fresno State 10
SMU (7-6, 5-3 C-USA), Fresno State (9-4, 7-1 MWC)
Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, Hawaii


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SMU BOWL NOTES
Margus Hunt named the Conference USA MVP of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
- Had 2 sacks, 3 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 3 QB hurries

SMU wins bowl games in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history
- 2012 BBVA Compass Bowl (W, 28-6 vs. Pittsburgh)
- 2012 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (W, 43-10 vs. Fresno State)

SMU played in its school-record fourth straight bowl game
- 2009 - Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (W, 45-10 vs. Nevada)
- 2010 - Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (L, 16-14 vs. Army)
- 2012 - BBVA Compass Bowl (W, 28-6 vs. Pittsburgh)
- 2012 - Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (W, 43-10 vs. Fresno State)

SMU's record is:
- 7-7-1 in bowl games
- 3-0 in bowl games in Hawaii
- 1984 Aloha Bowl (W, 27-20 vs. Notre Dame)
- 2009 Hawaii Bowl (W, 45-10 vs. Nevada)
- 2012 Hawaii Bowl (W, 43-10 vs. Fresno State)
- 3-1 in bowl games under June Jones

Since the start of the 2009 season, SMU is:
- 30-23
- 22-10 in Conference USA
- 19-7 at home
- 15-1 at home in C-USA

June Jones is:
- 107-75 career record
- 31-34 at SMU (30-23 since start of 2009)
- 7-3 in bowl games
- 5-1 in the Hawaii Bowl (has won 4 straight)
- 55-20 at Aloha Stadium
- 17-1 in last 18 games at Aloha Stadium
- 2-0 with SMU at Aloha Stadium


 

 

SMU led 22-0 at halftime. It is the second straight Hawaii Bowl SMU has not allowed a point in the first half
- In 2009, SMU led 31-0 vs. Nevada (W, 45-10)

NCAA TEAM RECORDS
- SMU had 2 interception returns for a TD; has 8 on the season to tie NCAA FBS record (Southern Miss in 2011)
- Taylor Reed had a 69-yard interception return for a TD at 9:05 of the 4th Qtr
- Hayden Greenbauer had an 83-yard interception return for a TD at 1:14 of the 4th Qtr (Hawaii Bowl and SMU Bowl record)

TEAM NOTES
- Today's captains: Aaron Davis (#93 DT), Margus Hunt (#92 DE), Darius Johnson (#3 WR), Zach Line (#48 RB), Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- SMU's safety on a sack by Margus Hunt (10:50 of 2nd Qtr) was the first for SMU since 11/19/2005 at Houston (W, 29-24)
- SMU had a season-high 7 sacks (had 7 sacks in the 2012 BBVA Compass Bowl, a 28-6 win vs. Pittsburgh)
- SMU is 15-0 when scoring first over the past 2+ seasons
- Series - SMU vs. Fresno State: 2-5

- Three Mustangs set the SMU record by playing in their 53rd career game
   - Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
   - Mark Voosen (#53 DS)
   - Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB)

- Six Mustangs tie the SMU record by playing in 4 bowl games (tie Reggie Phillips - 1980 Holiday Bowl, 1983 Cotton Bowl, 1983 Sun Bowl, 1984 Aloha Bowl)
   - Aaron Davis (#93 DT)
   - Ja'Gared Davis (#56 LB) (is the only Mustang to start 4 bowl games)
   - Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
   - Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
   - Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
   - Mark Voosen (#53 DS)

- SMU in season records - Team (SMU season ranking)
   - 390 points - 1st
   - 30.0 points per game - 2nd
   - 4775 yards total offense - 5th
   - 367.3 yards total offense per game - 10th
   - 916 total offensive plays - 2nd
   - 16 passing TDs - T-10th
   - 3059 passing yards - 6th
   - 273 passing completions - 6th
   - 249 first downs - 4th
   - 141 first downs passing - T-6th
   - 21 interception takeaways - T-5th
   - 37 takeaways - T-6th
   - +14 turnover margin - 4th

- SMU Takeaways:
   - Had 4 takeaways (2 fumbles, 2 interceptions); has 37 on the season (entered the bowl season T-3rd in the nation with 33 takeaways; was tied with Fresno State & Boise State)
   - Had 2 interceptions; has 21on the season (entered the bowl season T-4th in the nation with 19 interceptions)
   - Had 2 fumbles gained; has 16 on the season (entered the bowl season T-13th in the nation with 14 fumbles gained)
   - Had 2 interception returns for TDs, ties NCAA FBS record (Southern Miss in 2011)

- SMU senior RB Zach Line (C-USA Offensive Player of the Year) has 1278 yards rushing (T-6th at SMU); his third consecutive season with 1,000 yards (1494 in 2010 (2nd at SMU); 1224 in 2011 (9th 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

SHERATON HAWAII BOWL RECORDS
- Margin of victory: 2nd - SMU won by 33 vs. Fresno State; 43-10 (SMU also holds the record of 35 from the 45-10 win vs. Nevada in 2009)
- Longest pass play: 6th in Hawaii Bowl - The 67-yard pass from Garrett Gilbert to Austin Fuller
- Longest Punt Return: 5th in Hawaii Bowl - Darius Johnson had a return of 31 yards
- Most Sacks - Team: T-3rd in Hawaii Bowl - SMU had 7 sacks (record is 8 - twice)
- Most Sack - Individual: T-2nd in Hawaii Bowl - Ja'Gared Davis and Margus Hunt each had 2 sacks
- Longest Field Goal: T-1st in Hawaii Bowl - 48 yards by Chase Hover at 1:37 of 2nd Qtr (tied Danny Hrapman of Southern Miss in 2011 Hawaii Bowl)
- Longest interception return: 1st & 2nd in Hawaii Bowl
- Hayden Greenbauer had an 83-yard interception return for a TD (1:14 of the 4th Qtr)
- Taylor Reed had a 69-yard interception return (9:05 of the 4th Qtr)

SMU BOWL RECORDS
TEAM
- SMU had 22 points in the 2nd quarter, ties for most by SMU in a quarter in a bowl game (22 in 4th Qtr vs. Oklahoma, 1968 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, W 28-27)

INDIVIDUAL
- Longest Punt Return - Darius Johnson had a return of 31 yards at 9:03 of 1st quarter (record was 30, Larry Jernigan vs. Oregon, 1963 Sun Bowl)
- Longest field goal made - Chase Hover 48 yard FG at 1:37 of 2nd quarter (record was 47, Brandy Brownlee vs. Notre Dame, 1984 Aloha Bowl)
- Longest Interception Return & Most Interception Return Yards - Top 2 each (record for both was 19, Doak Walker vs. Penn State, 1948 Cotton Bowl)
- Hayden Greenbauer had an 83-yard interception return for a TD at 1:14 of the 4th Qtr
- Taylor Reed had a 69-yard interception return for a TD at 9:05 of the 4th Qtr

NCAA RECORD - INDIVIDUAL
Margus Hunt (#92 DE) (Lombardi Award & Hendricks Award Watch Lists)
- All-Conference USA First Team
- Played in his 53nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU (tied with fellow seniors Ja'Gared Davis and Mark Voosen)
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game
- Tied career-high with 3 TFLs, has 11.5 for the season and 28 for his career
- Season-high tying 2 sacks, has 8 for the season and 16.5 for his career
- Had 2 forced fumbles, the first 2 FF's of his career (sack at 13:12 of the 2nd Qtr, TFL at 3:48 2nd Qtr)
- Had 3 tackles and 3 QB hurries
- Finishes career with 10 career blocked FGs, which is the NCAA career record
- Finishes career with 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)
- Finishes career with 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)
- All-Conference USA First Team
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game and is the only person to start 4 bowl games at SMU
- Played in his 53nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU (tied with fellow seniors Margus Hunt and Mark Voosen)
- Had 2 sacks, has 4 for the season and 20.5 sacks for his career which is 2nd at SMU (entered bowl season T-18th in NCAA among active players) (SMU record is 23.5 career sacks by Luke Johnson 1997-99)
- Had 2 TFLs, has 11 for the season and 39 for his career (entered bowl season T-18th in NCAA among active players)
- Finished career with 8 forced fumbles (entered bowl season T-10th in NCAA among active players)

Garrett Gilbert (#11 QB)
- Was 14 of 28 for 212 yards passing with 1 TD (with 98 rushing yards)
- 15 season passing TDs, which is T-9th at SMU
- 2932 season passing yards, which is 6th at SMU
- 268 completions on season, which is 4th at SMU
- 3278 yards of total offense for season, which is 4th at SMU
- 506 season passing attempts, which is 2nd at SMU

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- Was 5-5 on PATs, 47-49 on the season
- Had 2 FGs, now has 18 for the season which ties the SMU record
- 11 points (5 PATs, 2 FGs),
- now has 163 points in his career, which is 15th at SMU
- now has 101 points this season, which is 5th at SMU

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- All-Conference USA Second Team
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game
- Had 1 receiving TDs, has 5 for the season and 20 for his career (5th at SMU)
- Had 3 receptions
- now has 232 career receptions which is 4th at SMU (entered bowl season T-5th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 40 receiving yards
- now has 2854 receiving yards for his career which is 4th at SMU (entered bowl season 14th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 13 career 100-yard receiving games, which is 3rd at SMU

Zach Line (#48, RB)
- Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference USA First Team
- Had 71 rushing yards
- Has 1278 for the season which is T-6th 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))
- Only player in SMU history with 3 1200+ yard rushing seasons and 3 of the top-10 rushing seasons in school history
- Has 4185 for his career, which is 2nd at SMU (record is Eric Dickerson 4450) (6th in C-USA) (entered bowl season 6th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 69 all-purpose yards ( 71 rushing, -2 receiving), now has 4784 career yards which is 2ndat SMU (record is 4888 by Arthur Whittington) (entered the bowl season 11th in NCAA among active players)
- Had 19 rushing attempts
- now has 778 for his career, which is 2nd at SMU (entered bowl season 6th in NCAA among active players)
- Has 6 points;
- Has 282 career points which is 3rd at SMU (Record is 288 by Doak Walker and Eric Dickerson)
- Had 1 rushing TDs
- Has 47 career rushing TDs (record is 47 by Eric Dickerson) (2nd in C-USA) (entered bowl season 3rd in NCAA among active players)
- Has 47 total TDs, which is 2nd at SMU (record is 48 by Eric Dickerson)

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- All-Conference USA Second Team
- Played in 52nd career game, tied for 4th at SMU
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game
- Had an interception return for a TD, his second of the season
- Had 9 tackles; now has 400 for his career, 6th at SMU (entered bowl season 5th in NCAA for career tackles among active players)
- 3rd double-digit tackle game of 2012, 13th of career
- Had 9 solo tackles, now has 258 for his career (entered bowl season 2nd in NCAA for career solo tackles among active players)
- Had 1 sack, has 6.5 on the season and 13.5 for his career

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Kenneth Acker (#21 DB)
- All-Conference USA Second Team
- Had 5 tackles

Bryan Collins (#67, OL)
- All-Conference USA Second Team

Aaron Davis (#93 DT)
- Played in 52nd career game, tied for 4th at SMU
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game
- Had the first career fumble recovery, returning it 23 yards (13:12 of 2nd Qtr)

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

Austin Fuller (#18 WR)
- Career-high 84 receiving yards (4 receptions)

Jordan Free (#78, OL)
- All-Conference USA Honorable Mention

Hayden Greenbauer (#22 DB)
- Had an 83-yard interception return for aTD, his first interception and TD

Kevin Grenier (#90 DE)
- Had 1 TFL, has 4.5 for the season and 9 for his career

Chase Hover (#42 K)
- See SMU Records

Margus Hunt (#92 DE)
- See NCAA Record

Darius Johnson (#3 WR)
- See SMU Records

Jeremy Johnson (#15, WR)
- All-Conference USA Honorable Mention

Taylor Lasecki (#52, OL)
- Conference USA All-Freshman Team

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

Mike Loftus (#99, K)
- All-Conference USA Honorable Mention
- Had a career-high 3 punts inside the 20(was 2 - twice)

Blake McJunkin (#63, OL)
- Played in 52nd career game, tied for 4th at SMU

Torlan Pittman (#91, DT)
- All-Conference USA Honorable Mention

Shakiel Randolph (#28, DB)
- Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Taylor Reed (#44 LB)
- See SMU Records

Stephon Sanders (#23 LB)
- Had his 1st sack of the season, has 4.0 for his career

Jay Scott (#8 DB)
- Had 1 TFL, has 2 on the season and for his career

Der'rikk Thompson (#7 WR)
- Went 5-82 receiving

Mark Voosen (#53 DS)
- Played in his 53nd career game, tied for 1st all-time at SMU (tied with fellow seniors Margus Hunt and Ja'Gared Davis)
- Ties SMU record by playing in 4th bowl game