Boxscore
Southern Methodist 43, Fresno State 10
Monday, December 24, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Aloha Stadium
Attendance - 30024

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Fresno State 0 0 7 3 10
Southern Methodist 0 22 7 14 43

Recap


SMU 43, Fresno State 10:
Garrett Gilbert threw for a touchdown and rushed for another and the Mustangs shut down the Bulldogs’ high-powered offense to win the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

Gilbert threw for 212 yards and rushed 18 times for 98 yards, and Zach Line tied Eric Dickerson for the most rushing touchdowns in school history with 47 as SMU (7-6) snapped the Bulldogs’ five-game winning streak.

Defensive end Margus Hunt had two sacks and two forced fumbles for the Mustangs, who held Fresno State to minus-24 rushing yards. The Bulldogs (9-4) entered the game averaging 40.2 points, but they converted just 4 of 14 third downs and committed four turnovers.

Line rushed for 71 yards on 19 carries and put SMU ahead 19-0 on an 8-yard touchdown run with 5:24 to play in the second quarter. The Mustangs led 22-0 at halftime before Fresno State scored on Derek Carr’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 10:21 left in the third quarter. Carr finished 33-of-54 for 362 yards and two interceptions.

Gilbert answered on SMU’s next possession when he capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Darius Johnson, and the Mustangs returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. SMU returned eight interceptions for touchdowns this season, which ties the FBS single-season record set by Southern Mississippi in 2011.

GAME NOTEBOOK: SMU improved to 15-0 when scoring first over the past two-plus seasons. …Fresno State RB Robbie Rouse, who rushed for 1,468 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, was held to 26 yards on 14 carries. …SMU coach June Jones improved to 5-1 in the Hawaii Bowl, including five straight wins.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 14:07
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 7 - Fresno State 0
2nd Quarter - 12:16
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 10 - Fresno State 0
2nd Quarter - 10:50
Southern Methodist   S  Southern Methodist 12 - Fresno State 0
2nd Quarter - 5:24
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 19 - Fresno State 0
2nd Quarter - 1:37
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 22 - Fresno State 0
3rd Quarter - 10:21
Fresno State   TD  Southern Methodist 22 - Fresno State 7
3rd Quarter - 7:01
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 29 - Fresno State 7
4th Quarter - 13:21
Fresno State   FG  Southern Methodist 29 - Fresno State 10
4th Quarter - 9:05
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 36 - Fresno State 10
4th Quarter - 1:14
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 43 - Fresno State 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Fresno State Southern Methodist
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 7 - 1 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Fresno State Southern Methodist
Score 10 43
First Downs 21 15
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-14
29%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 346 381
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 22--16 37-169
Average/Rush -0.7 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 33-55 14-28
Passing Yards 362 212
Average/Pass Play 5.8 6.4
Penalties-Yards 3-15 3-15
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 26:41 33:19

PLAYER STATS

Fresno State (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Carr 33/54 362 1 2
G. Watson 0/1 0 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 14/28 212 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Rouse 13 22 1.7 0
I. Burse 1 3 3.0 0
D. Carr 8 -41 -5.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Gilbert 18 98 5.4 1
Z. Line 19 71 3.7 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Adams 13 144 11.1 1
I. Burse 4 89 22.2 0
G. Watson 5 48 9.6 0
M. Jensen 1 29 29.0 0
R. Rouse 5 29 5.8 0
R. Evans 3 20 6.7 0
M. Harris 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Fuller 4 84 21.0 0
D. Thompson 5 82 16.4 0
D. Johnson 3 40 13.3 1
D. Joseph 1 8 8.0 0
Z. Line 1 -2 -2.0 0