By the Numbers: SMU-Tulsa

The Mustangs put up some of their worst numbers in this weekend's 38-7 conference road loss at Tulsa. This is the first time SMU has lost consecutive C-USA games since 2008. That was June Jones' first year and the team went 1-11.

11 – the number of third down conversions SMU couldn't capitalize on. They were 2 of 13.

17 – number of first downs the Mustangs had. Tulsa had 25.

-33 – the number of rushing yards J.J. McDermott had. Zach Line rushed for 118, but due to McDermott's negative numbers, the team had a net of 85 rushing yards.

4 – number of interceptions McDermott threw against Tulsa. He now has six in the past two games, and 11 on the season.

72 – the number of yards SMU lost on its six penalties.

3 – the slim number of times SMU was inside the red zone.

31 – the number of rushing touchdowns Zach Line now has after Saturday. He tied Doak Walker's record, which is third-most in SMU history behind Eric Dickerson (47) and Reggie Dupard (41). Line is just a junior and could likely become the record-holder by the time he graduates.

6 – the number of drives Tulsa started in SMU territory.

3 – the number of McDermott's four interceptions that were taken by Tulsa defensive back Milton Howell.

1 – the amount of touchdowns SMU has scored in the last eight quarters.

10 – the number of touchdown passes McDermott has thrown compared to his 11 total interceptions this season.

265 – the number of total yards on offense SMU put together; its lowest total of the season (team has been averaging 431 yards per game).

4 – number of SMU punts that Tulsa turned into touchdowns on the ensuing drive. Only one of McDermott's four interceptions was turned into seven points on Tulsa's next drive.

5 – total number of SMU turnovers


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