SMU vs Tulsa Notebook

SMU played perhaps its best game of the 2008 season Saturday night against Tulsa. Go inside this indepth notebook provided by the SMU Sports Information Department. For highlights and record setting performances by the Mustangs.

Chris Butler's 38-yard run in the second quarter is SMU's longest run play of the season.

Bryan McCann had a career-best two interceptions, becoming the first SMU player with multiple picks in a game since Devin Lowery had three interceptions against Marshall in 2006.

Emmanuel Sanders was 6-132 receiving, his ninth career 100-yard receiving game which ties Emanuel Tolbert for the SMU career record. It is also Sanders fifth 100-yard game this season, tying the SMU record held by Jerry LeVias with five in 1968.

Emmanuel Sanders and Aldrick Robinson receiving tandems - Now have 14 receiving TDs on the season (Robinson 8, Sanders 6), which is tied for fourth in a season at SMU - Now have 1467 receiving yards combined (Sanders 744, Robinson 723), which is fifth in a season at SMU.,/p>

Cole Beasley - Had season-highs of 8 receptions and 94 yards and had his first touchdown reception.

Will Bonilla - Butkus Award Candidate - played in his 39th career game with 16 career starts- had a season-high 11 tackles.

Chris Butler - Had a career-high 9 rushes and 95 rushing yards.

Rock Dennis - Had his first career forced fumble.

Serge Elizee - Had his first career sack.

Patrick Fleming - Had one sack and now has two sacks on the season.

Jessie Henderson - Had 7 kickoff returns for 136 yards - Now has 103 kickoff returns, extending his SMU record and is tied for second in C-USA history (C-USA record is Chris Johnson, ECU, at 115 followed by Zek Parker, Louisville, at 103) - Now has 2490 kickoff return yards, extending his SMU record and moving is third in C-USA history - Had his 10th career game with at least 100 yards on kickoff returns, third this season.

Bryan McCann - Had a career-best two interceptions and now has two interceptions on the season and seven for his career.

Andrew McKinney - Had career-highs of 9 rushes and 38 rushing yards.

Bo Levi Mitchell - Had 4 TD passes and now has 17 on the season, which is tied for fifth in a season at SMU - Had 318 passing yards, which is his third 300-yard game this season - Had four passing TDs in a game, his second time with at least four passing TDs ad the 11th time a player has had four or more in a game at SMU.

Thomas Morstead - Had 7 points (4 PAT, FG) and now has 190 for his career, which moves him into seventh at SMU - Had 5 punts for 183 yards; season average is now 43.8 - Career punting average is now 44.1, which is first at SMU and tied for second in C-USA - Hit a 46-yard FG, and is 5-of-7 on the season - He now has 31 made field goals in his career, moving into third at SMU (record is 44 by Eddie Garcia followed by 36 by Chris McMurtray) - Had a 56-yard punt and has had at least one 50-yard punt in 14 straight games and 29 of the last 31 games.

Aldrick Robinson - Had 3 receptions for 67 yards with a TD - Had a TD catch for the third straight game, tying his career best (first 3 games this season); it is just the seventh time a players has had a TD reception in three straight games - He has a TD catch in six of seven games this season - Now has 8 TD catches this season, which ties for fifth in a season at SMU - Has 723 receiving yards on the season, 11th-best in a season at SMU.

Emmanuel Sanders - had 6 receptions for 132 yards and a TD - Has 744 receiving yards on the season, eighth-most at SMU - Had his ninth career 100-yard receiving game, tying Emanuel Tolbert for the SMU career record - It is his fifth 100-yard game this season, tying the SMU record held by Jerry LeVias with five in 1968 - now has 2238 career receiving yards to move into fourth at SMU - now has 171 career receptions to move into a tie for third at SMU - He now has 24 career receiving TDs, 2nd at SMU (record is 25 by Emanuel Tolbert, 1976-79) - His TD catch gives him 144 career points, which is 19th at SMU - His 77-yard TD reception was a career-long.

Justin Smart - Had his second career fumble recovery, first of the season.

Youri Yenga - Had a blocked PAT, his second this season.


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