Southern Methodist 38, Connecticut 21

Date - Saturday, November 16, 2013 3:00 PM
Location - Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Attendance - 14639

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 0 7 7 7 21
Southern Methodist 7 14 7 10 38

Recap


Southern Methodist 38, Connecticut 21: Garrett Gilbert threw for four touchdowns as the host Mustangs kept the Huskies winless.

Gilbert, who entered the day leading the nation in total offense, was 33-for-52 for 353 yards. Jeremy Johnson and Keenan Holman had a combined 20 catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns apiece for Southern Methodist (4-5, 3-2 American Athletic Conference).

Casey Cochran completed 25-of-42 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first career start for Connecticut (0-9, 0-5). Lyle McCombs ran for 103 yards and Max DeLorenzo had 62 yards and a score on the ground.

Cochran found Sean McQuillan for a 1-yard score to pull the Huskies within 21-14 late in the third quarter, but Gilbert needed two passes to go 74 yards, pushing the Mustangs up 14 on a 20-yard connection with Holman. Cochran answered with a 26-yard strike to a leaping Geremy Davis that made it 28-21 with 10:05 left before the hosts got a short field goal and then iced it when Stephon Sanders picked off Cochran and returned it 35 yards for a score.

Gilbert finished a 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown to Holman in the back of the end zone and found Johnson from 4 yards out to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter. Following a short scoring run for DeLorenzo, Gilbert and Johnson hooked up again with 18 seconds left in the first half to give the hosts a 21-7 advantage at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gilbert has 17 touchdowns and one interception in his last five games. ...  Mustangs WR Der'rikk Thompson had 113 yards receiving. ... Cochran is the third different Huskies starting quarterback. The trio has combined to throw 17 interceptions with nine touchdowns.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:35
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 7 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 11:39
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 14 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 7:03
Connecticut   TD  Southern Methodist 14 - Connecticut 7
2nd Quarter - 0:18
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 21 - Connecticut 7
3rd Quarter - 4:50
Connecticut   TD  Southern Methodist 21 - Connecticut 14
3rd Quarter - 0:29
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 28 - Connecticut 14
4th Quarter - 10:05
Connecticut   TD  Southern Methodist 28 - Connecticut 21
4th Quarter - 3:50
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 31 - Connecticut 21
4th Quarter - 3:15
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 38 - Connecticut 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Southern Methodist
W/L 0 - 9 - 0 4 - 5 - 0
Conference 0 - 5 - 0 3 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Southern Methodist
Score 21 38
First Downs 20 27
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 385 460
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-158 24-107
Average/Rush 4.6 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 25-43 33-52
Passing Yards 227 353
Average/Pass Play 5.2 6.5
Penalties-Yards 6-64 5-48
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 31:45 28:15

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (0 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cochran 25/42 227 2 2
D. Foxx 0/1 0 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 33/52 353 4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 17 103 6.1 0
M. DeLorenzo 15 62 4.1 1
C. Cochran 1 -6 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Nlemchi 8 64 8.0 0
G. Gilbert 7 23 3.3 0
C. LaGasse 2 11 5.5 0
P. Line 7 9 1.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Davis 6 77 12.8 1
S. Phillips 4 73 18.2 0
D. Foxx 4 28 7.0 0
S. McQuillan 6 25 4.2 1
L. McCombs 4 17 4.2 0
M. DeLorenzo 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Thompson 5 113 22.6 0
K. Holman 8 88 11.0 2
J. Johnson 12 71 5.9 2
D. Joseph 3 27 9.0 0
J. Gaines 2 26 13.0 0
C. LaGasse 2 17 8.5 0
R. Walker 1 11 11.0 0