Scores

Final

Houston 42

(3-4, 2-1 American)

SMU 72

(3-4, 2-1 American)

8:00 PM ET, October 18, 2012

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 7 7 14 1442
SMU 14 14 31 1372

Top Performers

Passing: G. Gilbert (SMU) - 265 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 22 CAR, 113 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (SMU) - 9 REC, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Garrett Gilbert, stellar defense lead SMU in crushing Houston

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Garrett Gilbert threw four scoring passes, and SMU returned three of its six interceptions for touchdowns and scored on a fumble return in a 72-42 victory over Houston on Thursday night.

Gilbert was 23 of 38 for 265 yards with two interceptions for the Mustangs (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA), and Zach Line ran for 113 yards and two scores.

Darius Johnson led SMU in receiving with nine catches for 110 yards, Jeremy Johnson had nine receptions for 94 yards and a score, and Keenan Holman caught a 43-yard TD pass.

Taylor Reed, Darrian Wright and Stephon Sanders returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Kevin Pope scored on the fumble return.

Crawford Jones, David Piland and Bram Kohlhausen each threw two interceptions for Houston (3-4, 2-1). Jones also threw three touchdown passes.

Charles Sims had seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 54 yards and two more scores. D.J. Hayden scored on a 75-yard interception return.

SMU had 384 yards of total offense and Houston finished with 560.

Both schools are headed to the Big East next season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
SMU
1st Downs3020
Total Yards560384
Passing445265
Rushing115119
Penalties9-732-30
3rd Down Conversions12-218-15
4th Down Conversions2-41-1
Turnovers92
Possession28:2631:34

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jones17/332527.632
Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gilbert23/382657.042

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims17543.2214
Welford13131.0031
Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line221135.1229
Gilbert284.0010

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims711416.3249
Spencer79613.7142
Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson911012.2236
Johnson99410.4130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUSMU
TD11:54Darius Johnson 8 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 07
TD08:22Charles Sims 1 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 77
TD05:05Zach Line 12 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERHOUSMU
TD14:56Charles Sims 2 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 1414
TD01:40Jeremy Johnson 18 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 1421
TD01:03Taylor Reed 7 Yd Interception Return (Chase Hover Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTERHOUSMU
TD14:54Kevin Pope 20 Yd Fumble Return (Chase Hover Kick) 1435
FG12:22Chase Hover 35 Yd 1438
TD12:03Darrian Wright 10 Yd Interception Return (Chase Hover Kick) 1445
TD09:26Charles Sims 24 Yd Pass From Crawford Jones (Matt Hogan Kick) 2145
TD05:04Daniel Spencer 7 Yd Pass From Crawford Jones (Matt Hogan Kick) 2845
TD02:52Keenan Holman 43 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 2852
TD01:43Darius Johnson 24 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 2859
FOURTH QUARTERHOUSMU
TD14:14Charles Sims 49 Yd Pass From Crawford Jones (Matt Hogan Kick) 3559
TD13:28D.J. Hayden 75 Yd Interception Return (Matt Hogan Kick) 4259
TD04:36Zach Line 4 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 4266
TD03:39Stephon Sanders 36 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 4272