Southern Methodist 34, Memphis 29

Date - Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 16241

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Methodist 7 24 3 0 34
Memphis 3 0 7 19 29

Recap


Southern Methodist 34, Memphis 29: Garrett Gilbert threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Mustangs held off a second-half charge by the Tigers.

Traylon Shead led the way for Southern Methodist (2-4, 1-1 AAC) with two scores on the ground. Keenan Holman and Collin LaGasse each caught touchdown passes for the Mustangs, who picked up their first win in the American Athletic Conference.

Paxton Lynch went 26-of-36 for 198 yards and a touchdown for Memphis (1-5, 0-3). Ryan Coleman returned two fumbles for touchdowns and the Tigers' defense forced three turnovers. Mose Frazier and Brandon Hayes chipped in with a touchdown apiece.

Southern Methodist opened the scoring on the second play from scrimmage when Holman hauled in a 79-yard pass from Gilbert. The Mustangs increased their lead to 21-3 courtesy of two short touchdown runs by Shead. SMU tacked on 10 more points before halftime with a 37-yard field goal by Chase Hover and an 8-yard touchdown grab by LaGasse.

Memphis scored its first touchdown of the game thanks to Coleman's strip and score in the third quarter. Coleman then scooped up a fumble on special teams for another touchdown to cut the deficit to 18. The Tigers continued their furious charge when Hayes plunged into the end zone and Frazier caught a touchdown pass to make it 34-29  but that's as close as they would get.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jake Elliott kicked a career-long 52-yard field goal in the first quarter. … SMU has now won its last three games against Memphis. … Martin Ifedi added another sack to increase his tally to 7.5 on the season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:15
Southern Methodist   TD  Memphis 0 - Southern Methodist 7
1st Quarter - 4:01
Memphis   FG  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 7
2nd Quarter - 13:59
Southern Methodist   TD  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 14
2nd Quarter - 11:40
Southern Methodist   TD  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 21
2nd Quarter - 6:05
Southern Methodist   FG  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 24
2nd Quarter - 0:37
Southern Methodist   TD  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 31
3rd Quarter - 5:18
Southern Methodist   FG  Memphis 3 - Southern Methodist 34
3rd Quarter - 1:10
Memphis   TD  Memphis 10 - Southern Methodist 34
4th Quarter - 9:40
Memphis   TD  Memphis 16 - Southern Methodist 34
4th Quarter - 5:23
Memphis   TD  Memphis 23 - Southern Methodist 34
4th Quarter - 0:00
Memphis   TD  Memphis 29 - Southern Methodist 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Methodist Memphis
W/L 2 - 4 - 0 1 - 5 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 0 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Methodist Memphis
Score 34 29
First Downs 23 21
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 460 320
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-139 40-122
Average/Rush 4.2 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 27-43 26-36
Passing Yards 321 198
Average/Pass Play 7.3 5.0
Penalties-Yards 3-30 9-110
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 26:35 33:25

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 27/43 321 2 1
Memphis (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 26/36 198 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Shead 22 83 3.8 2
G. Gilbert 9 49 5.4 0
P. Line 2 7 3.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 16 65 4.1 1
S. Craft 4 26 6.5 0
M. Warford 7 22 3.1 0
D. Dorceus 1 14 14.0 0
P. Lynch 12 -5 -0.4 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Holman 6 126 21.0 1
J. Johnson 10 100 10.0 0
D. Joseph 7 69 9.9 0
S. Nelson 1 13 13.0 0
C. LaGasse 1 8 8.0 1
T. Shead 1 4 4.0 0
D. Sanders, Jr. 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Frazier 4 46 11.5 1
J. Craig 5 43 8.6 0
K. Malone 4 32 8.0 0
S. Craft 4 30 7.5 0
B. Hayes 4 20 5.0 0
D. Hurd 2 14 7.0 0
T. Jones 1 9 9.0 0
J. Milleson 1 4 4.0 0
M. Warford 1 0 0.0 0