It only took three years.
SMU head coach June Jones has the Mustangs headed to the C-USA Conference Title game.
Down 14 points early to East Carolina on the road, SMU used 24 unanswered points to rally 45-38 in a overtime. This was SMU's first overtime win since a 41-35 home-victory against Tulsa on Nov. 6, 2004. SMU had dropped six straight overtime games since then.
In overtime, SMU's Zach Line found the end zone on a 1-yard run to put the Mustangs up a touchdown. Three plays into ECU's OT possession, SMU junior Richard Crawford came up with an interception to clinch the game.
SMU wins the Conference USA West with a 6-2 league record. SMU will play in the C-USA championship game for the first time, facing the winner of the C-USA East Division on Dec. 4. The Mustangs will be trying for their first league title since 1984, when SMU earn a co-championship in the Southwest Conference.
The drive that resulted in a 28-yard field goal at 10:50 of the 2nd quarter set season-highs on a drive for plays (18) and time (8:59). Those are also highs for SMU under June Jones.
The 33-yard fumble return for a TD by Ja'Gared Davis is the third non-offensive TD for SMU this year. The Mustangs had an interception return (32 yds, Sterling Moore vs. Rice) and a blocked FG return (77 yds by Davis vs. Rice). It is the first fumble return TD for SMU since Sterling Moore (1 yard) against Navy in 2009.
Aldrick Robinson sets SMU season records with 12 TD receptions in a season and seven games with at least 100 receiving yards
Kyle Padron sets SMU record with 3306 yards passing, 28 TD passes and 32 TDs responsible for (28 pass, 4 run)
Zach Line now has 1297 yards for the season, which is 3rd at SMU.
Aldrick Robinson now has 1182 receiving yards this season, which is 2nd at SMU. He is the only Mustang to do it twice (1047 in 2009)
*** Parts of this report game from the SMU Media Relations Game Notes