Boxscore
Southern Methodist 40, Texas Christian 33
Saturday, October 1, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Amon G. Carter Stadium
Attendance - 35632

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Southern Methodist 14 3 10 6 7 40
Texas Christian 0 10 0 23 0 33

Recap


J.J. McDermott tossed four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and SMU survived a fourth-quarter collapse to hold on to upset No. 20 TCU, 40-33, on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

SMU (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA) led 27-10 early in the fourth quarter before Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall led a furious comeback. Pachall connected with Luke Shivers on a 4-yard touchdown to tie the game at 33-all with just over a minute remaining in regulation and force overtime.

But on the Mustangs’ second play in overtime, McDermott found Jeremy Johnson for a 19-yard score to give SMU a 40-33 lead. SMU's defense then stopped TCU on four consecutive plays to win the game and give the Mustangs’ their first victory in Fort Worth since 1993.

The loss snapped a school-record 22-game home winning streak for the Horned Frogs (3-2, 1-0 Mountain West), whose last loss at Amon G. Carter Stadium came against Utah on Oct. 18, 2007.

SMU won the “Battle for the Iron Skillet” for the first time since 2005 and beat TCU for just the second time in the last 12 meetings.

The Horned Frogs came into the game ranked 85th nationally in total defense, and their struggles continued against the Mustangs, particularly on third down.  Time and time again, McDermott found open receivers on third-and-long, including on two first-quarter touchdowns to receivers Darius Johnson and Terrance Wilkerson to give SMU an early 14-0 lead.

Darius Johnson finished with 12 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:38
Southern Methodist   TD  Texas Christian 0 - Southern Methodist 7
1st Quarter - 4:01
Southern Methodist   TD  Texas Christian 0 - Southern Methodist 14
2nd Quarter - 12:52
Southern Methodist   FG  Texas Christian 0 - Southern Methodist 17
2nd Quarter - 6:15
Texas Christian   TD  Texas Christian 7 - Southern Methodist 17
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Texas Christian   FG  Texas Christian 10 - Southern Methodist 17
3rd Quarter - 14:53
Southern Methodist   TD  Texas Christian 10 - Southern Methodist 24
3rd Quarter - 6:25
Southern Methodist   FG  Texas Christian 10 - Southern Methodist 27
4th Quarter - 14:53
Texas Christian   TD  Texas Christian 17 - Southern Methodist 27
4th Quarter - 13:38
Southern Methodist   TD  Texas Christian 17 - Southern Methodist 33
4th Quarter - 11:05
Texas Christian   TD  Texas Christian 23 - Southern Methodist 33
4th Quarter - 4:38
Texas Christian   FG  Texas Christian 26 - Southern Methodist 33
4th Quarter - 1:16
Texas Christian   TD  Texas Christian 33 - Southern Methodist 33
OT - 0:00
Southern Methodist   TD  Texas Christian 33 - Southern Methodist 40
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Methodist Texas Christian
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 3 - 2 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Methodist Texas Christian
Score 40 33
First Downs 24 20
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 461 454
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 24-112 31-150
Average/Rush 4.7 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 23-45 30-43
Passing Yards 349 304
Average/Pass Play 7.4 6.8
Penalties-Yards 11-76 9-115
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:21 29:39

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McDermott 23/45 349 4 1
Texas Christian (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Pachall 30/42 304 3 0
A. Kelton 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Line 21 120 5.7 0
J. McDermott 3 -8 -2.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Wesley 11 93 8.5 0
W. James 6 35 5.8 0
C. Pachall 8 13 1.6 0
M. Tucker 5 10 2.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 12 152 12.7 2
T. Wilkerson 3 97 32.3 1
J. Johnson 6 69 11.5 1
Z. Line 1 20 20.0 0
D. Thompson 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Boyce 7 94 13.4 1
E. Wesley 3 67 22.3 0
B. Carter 5 57 11.4 1
S. Dawson 7 34 4.9 0
A. Hicks 4 28 7.0 0
C. Fuller 1 18 18.0 0
L. Shivers 1 4 4.0 1
W. James 1 2 2.0 0
M. Tucker 1 0 0.0 0
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