Scores

Final

SMU 17

(2-3, 1-1 away)

UTEP 0

(1-5, 1-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 3 14 0 017
UTEP 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: G. Gilbert (SMU) - 234 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (WEST) - 25 CAR, 84 YDS

Receiving: D. Johnson (SMU) - 5 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

SMU 17, UTEP 0

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Ja'Gared Davis stepped in front of a Nick Lamaison pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to help lead SMU to a 17-0 victory Saturday over UTEP.

Davis' touchdown came with 1:52 remaining in the first half. It was the last score of the night for SMU (2-3, 1-0 Conference USA) and was one of three forced turnovers by the Mustangs defense.

Zach Line barely missed his chance at a 17th career 100-yard rushing game as a Mustang, but was still a workhorse for SMU with 84 yards on 25 carries.

Garrett Gilbert completed 22 of 44 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown, finding Darius Johnson on a 40-yard strike at the 9:42 mark in the second quarter. Johnson had five catches for 82 yards including the score.

Jordan Leslie had seven catches for 80 yards in the loss for UTEP (1-5, 0-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
UTEP
1st Downs2213
Total Yards372285
Passing234178
Rushing138107
Penalties3-252-25
3rd Down Conversions8-195-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-3
Turnovers13
Possession37:0522:55

Passing Leaders

SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gilbert22/442345.311
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison9/231315.702

Rushing Leaders

SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line25843.4011
Seeker4287.0012
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery20673.4015
Lamaison6284.7017

Receiving Leaders

SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson58216.4140
Johnson8769.5021
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie78011.4035
Patterson24522.5034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSMUUTEP
FG00:55Chase Hover 19 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSMUUTEP
TD09:42Darius Johnson 40 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 100
TD01:52Ja'Gared Davis 30 Yd Interception Return (Chase Hover Kick) 170