The win gave SMU a second home-opening win of the past three seasons. The other was a 45-14 win over Sam Houston State in 2006. SMU is 3-6 in home openers this decade.
SMU's five touchdown passes marked the first time the Mustangs have had that many since that Sam Houston State game in 2006.
SMU receivers Aldrick Robinson (172 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (138) are the Mustangs' first pair of 100-yard receivers in the same game since a game at Tulsa in 1999 (Cody Cardwell (146) and Chris Cunningham (141.
The PAT block by Youri Yenga was SMU's first such block since Joe Sturdivant did it against Arkansas State in 2006.
SMU is 1-1 for a second consecutive season and for the third time in the last four years. SMU started the season 0-2 each season from 2001-2004.
New career highs and record notes for SMU players against Texas State, courtesy of the SMU sports information staff:
Emmanuel Sanders had 8 catches for 138 yard and 3 TDs, his fifth career multi-TD game and the second time with at least three TDs. He has 7 TD catches in his last 3 games (3 at Memphis 2007, 1 at Rice, 3 vs. Texas State) and his third consecutive 100-yard receiving game gives him 6 for his career. His 22 career receiving TD's tie Jerry LeVias for second at SMU (behind the record 25 by Emanuel Tolbert). Sanders' 1,753 career receiving yards move him into eighth all-time at SMU, and he has scored 132 career points, putting him 20th on the all-time scoring list.
Derrius Bell returned the blocked PAT for a two-point defensive TD, the first score of his career.
Pete Fleps had the first two forced fumbles of his career.
Tyler Jones had his first career interception and then a 19-yard return.
DeMyron Martin scored his first rushing TD of the season and 12th of his career. His 1,753 career rushing yards are 16th at SMU.
Bo Levi Mitchell had had 5 TD passes, which ties for second in a game at SMU, and his 370 passing yards are 13th-best for a game at SMU.
Thomas Morstead made 6 PAT's in the game and now has 86 career PATs, which is second at SMU (record is 130 by Eddie Garcia, 1978-81). His current 167 points are 11th on the SMU record list. His 2 punts for 110 yards increased his season average to 48.6 yards, and his career average is up to 44.6 yards per punt, which is first at SMU and in C-USA.
Aldrick Robinson had a career-high 8 receptions and 172 yards, which is tied for 4th in a single-game at SMU and set the sophomore record. He also had a second consecutive multi-TD receiving game – the SMU record is three consecutive multi-TD games by Albert Johnson in 1998.
Youri Yenga had his second career forced fumble, his first career fumble recovery, and his first career kick block.