Scores

Final

Northwestern St 7

(1-2, 0-2 away)

SMU 40

(2-1, 1-0 American)

8:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 0 0 0 77
SMU 13 13 7 740

Top Performers

Passing: J. McDermott (SMU) - 278 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 16 CAR, 85 YDS, 5 TD

Receiving: C. Beasley (SMU) - 11 REC, 171 YDS

SMU 40, Northwestern St. 7

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Zach Line ran for a school record five touchdowns to help SMU cruise past Northwestern State 40-7 on Saturday night.

Line ran for a game high 85 yards, including his longest touchdown dash of 16 yards in the third quarter.

The Mustangs (2-1) shut out the Demons (1-2) most of the way, but Northwestern State finally scored with 1:41 left in the game when Phil LeBlanc recovered a fumble and ran it 93 yards for a touchdown.

Chase Hover helped out SMU with a pair of field goals in the second quarter as well as making four of his five extra point tries.

The Mustangs' J.J. McDermott led the game in passing with 278 yards while teammate Kyle Padron added 138.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
SMU
1st Downs726
Total Yards126530
Passing77416
Rushing49114
Penalties3-304-45
3rd Down Conversions2-136-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-4
Turnovers13
Possession25:5834:02

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson13/21773.700
SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDermott19/352787.901

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Riley8243.0012
Endsley7213.005
SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line16855.3516
McDermott11414.0014

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey25326.5028
Hollier7243.409
SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Beasley1117115.5038
Johnson812715.9030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTSMU
TD07:54Zach Line 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD03:14Zach Line 4 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 013
SECOND QUARTERNWSTSMU
FG09:15Chase Hover 29 Yd 016
FG05:03Chase Hover 27 Yd 019
TD02:10Zach Line 9 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 026
THIRD QUARTERNWSTSMU
TD11:59Zach Line 16 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 033
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTSMU
TD10:13Zach Line 5 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 040
TD01:41Phil LeBlanc 93 Yd Fumble Return (John Shaughnessy Kick) 740