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Numbers and notes: Tulane

Postby PonyPride » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:00 am

SMU Postgame Notes – October 16, 2020
[17/18] SMU 37, Tulane 34 (OT)
SMU (5-0, 2-0 American), Tulane (2-3, 0-3 American)
Yulman Stadium – New Orleans, Louisiana

NEXT GAME
Vs. [8/10] Cincinnati – Saturday, October 24 – 8 p.m. – Gerald J. Ford Stadium – Dallas, Texas
TV: ESPN2
Radio: KTCK The Ticket 96.7 FM/1310 AM | TuneIn app | SMU Mobile App

TEAM NOTES

Captains: Shane Buechele (#7, QB, Sr.), Reggie Roberson, Jr. (#8, WR, Sr.), Hayden Howerton (#75, OL, Sr.), Delano Robinson (#3, LB, Sr.), Brandon Stephens (#23, CB, Sr.)

SMU is 5-0 for the second straight season (started 8-0 in 2019)
5-0 to start consecutive seasons for the first time since 1982 (10-0 / 11-0-1) and 1983 (5-0 / 10-2)
15-3 in last 18 games overall
20-7 in last 27 games overall

SMU is now 3-1 in OT under Sonny Dykes

Chris Naggar hit a 34-yard FG in overtime for the winner
Second straight game with the winning FG (43-yard FG with 9 seconds left in the 30-27 win vs then-No. 25/24 Memphis)

SMU had 581 total yards (439 passing, 142 rushing)
10th time in past 18 games with at least 500 yards
SMU entered the game fourth nationally in total offense (558.8) and fifth in scoring offense (44.0)

SMU had three 100-yard receivers: Danny Gray (5-133, TD), Rashee Rice (7-139, TD), Tyler Page (4-101)
First time since: Courtland Sutton (136), James Proche (123), Trey Quinn (101) vs. Tulsa, Oct. 27, 2017
Second time this season with multiple 100-yd receivers: at North Texas - Reggie Roberson Jr. (9-103), Rashee Rice (5-102)

The Mustangs had 2 rushing TDs (have 14 this season after an SMU-record 35 rushing TDs in 2019)
Danny Gray, Ulysses Bentley IV

SMU had 4 sacks and 8 TFLs, now has 15 sacks and 40 TFLs on the season
Sacks: Delano Robinson (2.0), Richard McBryde, Nelson Paul
TFLs: Delano Robinson (2.0), Nelson Paul (1.5), Chace Cromartie, Trevor Denbow, Richard McBryde, Gary Wiley, Turner Coxe (0.5)

The Mustangs had a takeaway (interception)
Had at least one takeaway in 7 straight games and 27 of past 29 games
Interceptions: Brandon Crossley (OT) [3rd straight game with an interception]

Third downs – SMU was 10-18 (55.6%), Tulane was 5-14 (35.7%)

SMU led 10-7 at the end of the first quarter and was tied 17-17 at halftime.
SMU has been tied or leading after the first quarter in 16 of the past 17 games.
SMU has been tied or leading at halftime in 14 of the past 17 games.


SMU was 5-5 in the red zone (Now 26-28 for the season 19 TDs, 7 FGs)

SMU is among national leaders in explosive plays.
20+ 9 (now 35 on the season)
30+ 7 (now 20 on the season)
40+ 5 (now 13 on the season)*
50+ 2 (now 8 on the season)*
60+ 1 (now 5 on the season)^
* Entering the game, SMU led the nation
^ Entering the game, SMU was second nationally

SMU’s first TD was a on a 5-play, 91-yard drive capped by Danny Gray’s 32-yard TD run
That was the third scoring drive of at least 90 yards this season (93 and 90 at North Texas)

Series History: SMU is 14-13 vs Tulane
SMU has won 6 consecutive matchups
SMU has won 9 of the past 10
SMU has won 4 of the past 5 games in New Orleans


Video Highlights (via ESPN)
Danny Gray 32-yard TD run http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=30127933
Shane Buechele 10-yd TD pass to Rashee Rice https://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=30128178
Tyler Page 55-yard pass to Rashee Rice http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=30128336
Chris Naggar 34-yard FG in OT http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=30128555

SMU Radio Network Highlights https://soundcloud.com/user-274538678/s ... -tulane-34

Rich Phillips (PxP), Scott Garner (Analyst)


Head Coach Sonny Dykes postgame https://soundcloud.com/user-274538678/2 ... -interview



SMU INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Shane Buechele (#7, QB, Sr.) – Maxwell Award Watch List, Davey O’Brien Award Watch List, Manning Award Watch List, Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, CFPA Watch List, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List
23-37 passing for 384 yards and 2 TDs and was 8 for -9 rushing
384 passing yards is 19th at SMU
Multiple passing TDs in 15 of past 17 games
This was his 11th career 300-yard game (9th 300-yard game at SMU)
76 career TD passes, 46 TD passes at SMU (3rd career at SMU)
Entered the game second nationally in passing yards (1,326), fifth in passing TDs (10) and seventh in total offense (343.5).

CAREER 300-YD PASSING GAMES
1
Ben Hicks, 2016-18

12
2
Garrett Gilbert, 2012-13
9

Shane Buechele, 2019-
9

SMU CAREER TD PASSES

1 — Ben Hicks, 2016-18: 71
2 — Justin Willis, 2006-08: 51
3 — Shane Buechele, 2019- : 46

SMU CAREER PASSING YARDS

1 — Ben Hicks, 2016-18: 9081
2 — Chuck Hixson, 1968-70: 7179
3 — Garrett Gilbert, 2012-13: 6460
4 — Mike Ford, 1977-80: 6239
5 — Mike Romo, 1989-92: 6041
6 — Kyle Padron, 2009-11: 5902
7 — Ramon Flanigan, 1992-97: 5640
8 — Shane Buechele, 2019- : 5639


Kylen Granson (#83, TE, Sr.) - Biletnikoff Award Watch List, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List
4-61 receiving

SMU CAREER RECEPTIONS - TIGHT ENDS
1 — John Hampton, 2000-02: 114
2 — Kylen Granson, 2019- : 60
3 — Ryan Kennedy, 2004-06: 55
4 — Oscar Roan, 1972-74: 48

SMU CAREER RECEIVING YARDS - TIGHT ENDS
1 — John Hampton, 2000-02: 1485
2 — Kylen Granson, 2019- : 950
3 — Oscar Roan, 1972-74: 888

Danny Gray (#5, WR, Jr.)
1-32 rushing for a TD, his 2nd rushing TD of the season
The 32-yard TD rush was a career long run
5-133 receiving with a TD (1st 100-yard game, career-high yards)
Has a TD reception in four straight games
208 all-purpose yards (133 receiving, 32 rushing, 43 kickoff return)
This was the 46th 200+ performance at SMU, ties for 37th in a game at SMU
2nd time this season with a rushing and receiving TD

SMU CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/ A REC TD
1 — James Proche, 2019: 12
2 — Aldrick Robinson, 2010: 8
3 — Emmanuel Sanders, 2006: 6
4 — Aldrick Robinson, 2008: 5
— Courtland Sutton, 2016-17: 5
— James Proche, 2018: 5
7 — Emanuel Tolbert, 1977: 4
— Jerry LeVias, 1966: 4
— Courtland Sutton, 2015: 4
— Reggie Roberson Jr. 2018: 4
— Kylen Granson, 2019: 4
— Danny Gray, 2020: 4+

Chris Naggar (#34, K, Sr.)
3-5 FGs (48, 33, 34) missed 45, 57
34-yard FG in OT is second straight game winner
His 48-yard FG at 5:32 1st Qtr was a career long (was 46 yards)
Now 10-12 on FGs this season
Started the season 8-8 before missing a 45-yard FGA

SMU CONSECUTIVE FGs MADE
1 — Chris McMurtray, 2005: 17
2 — Roy Rios, 1997: 10
— Brandy Brownlee, 1985-86: 10
— Chase Hover, 2013: 10
5 — Eddie Garcia, 1981: 9
— Chase Hover, 2012: 9
7 — Daniel Hernandez, 1996: 8
— Chris Naggar, 2020: 8

Reggie Roberson, Jr. (#8, WR, Sr.) - Maxwell Award Watch List, Biletnikoff Award Watch List, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List – Out for Season



ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Alan Ali (#77, C, Jr.) – Rimington Trophy Watch List
23rd straight start

Ulysses Bentley IV (#26, RB, Fr.)
25-94 rushing with a TD, now has 8 TDs this season
Entered the game in the top 10 nationally in rushing TDs (3rd, 7), total TDs, (5th, 7), rushing yards (7th, 412), yards per carry (7th, 8.41) and total points scored (6th, 42).

Chace Cromartie (#18, S, So.)
Career-high and tied for team high with 7 tackles

Brandon Crossley (#1, CB, So.) - Had an interception in OT (3rd straight game with an interception)s

Shaine Hailey (#9, LB, Sr.) – Tied career high with 5 tackles

Richard McBryde (#50, LB, Sr.)
Co-led team with 7 tackles
First sack of the season

Tyler Page (#4, WR, Sr.)
Was 4-101 receiving (2nd career 100-yard game)
Had a career-long 55-yard completion to Rashee Rice on his only pass attempt
Now 4-6 for 102 passing with a TD in his career

Rashee Rice (#11, WR, So.)
7-139 receiving with a TD (career high yards)
First TD of the season
3rd 100-yard game of the season, 4th of his career
Career-long 55-yard reception (was 53)

Jaylon Thomas (#71, OL, Jr.) - Outland Trophy Watch List
24th straight start
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Re: Numbers and notes: Tulane

Postby PonyPride » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:41 am

Another number of interest: 1

That's the number of teams in the country with a 5-0 record.
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Re: Numbers and notes: Tulane

Postby okcponyfan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:32 am

I love being 5-0 but i think BYU is also 5-0 currently
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Re: Numbers and notes: Tulane

Postby MiracleOnMockingbird » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:57 pm

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"We hung with them until the game got out of hand." -DanFreibergerForHeisman
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Re: Numbers and notes: Tulane

Postby PonyPride » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:04 am

okcponyfan wrote:I love being 5-0 but i think BYU is also 5-0 currently

Now, yes — but for a couple of hours, there was just one!
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