Scores

Final

SMU 42

(3-1, 2-0 American)

Memphis 0

(1-3, 0-1 American)

12:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 14 14 0 1442
MEM 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: J. McDermott (SMU) - 357 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 20 CAR, 136 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (SMU) - 10 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

SMU 42, Memphis 0

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- J.J. McDermott threw for three touchdowns and 357 yards to lead Southern Methodist in a 42-0 rout of Memphis Saturday.

The Mustangs (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA) dominated from the outset, as James Richardson returned the opening kickoff 33 yards before the offense drove the final 63 on seven plays. Zach Line finished it off with his first of three consecutive 1-yard TD runs.

Line finished with 136 yards on 20 carries to set up McDermott's passing game. McDermott went to the air 44 times, completing 28 passes. Darius Johnson caught 10 of those for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and Der'rikk Thompson had six catches for 104 yards and a 44-yard touchdown.

Memphis (1-3, 0-1) got into the red zone just once, reaching first-and-goal from the 10 late in the first half. However, Reed, who finished with 153 yards on 17-of-32 passing, threw three straight incompletions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
MEM
1st Downs277
Total Yards519139
Passing357153
Rushing162-14
Penalties6-506-70
3rd Down Conversions6-102-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers41
Possession34:3825:22

Passing Leaders

Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDermott28/443578.131
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reed17/321534.800

Rushing Leaders

Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line201366.8340
Wimbley4215.309
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster771.008
Malone133.000

Receiving Leaders

Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1011611.6223
Thompson610417.3144
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rehrer55110.2021
Malone14646.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSMUMEM
TD12:02Zach Line 1 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 70
TD05:55Zach Line 1 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERSMUMEM
TD08:59Zach Line 1 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 210
TD07:01Der'rikk Thompson 44 Yd Pass From J.J. McDermott (Chase Hover Kick) 280
FOURTH QUARTERSMUMEM
TD07:51Darius Johnson 21 Yd Pass From J.J. McDermott (Chase Hover Kick) 350
TD06:10Darius Johnson 5 Yd Pass From J.J. McDermott (Chase Hover Kick) 420