Inside The Numbers

SMU improves to 2-0 for the first time since 1996, wins a league opener for the first time since 2006, and snaps a 17-game Conference USA losing streak. All and all it was a pretty good day. Come inside for the numbers brought to you by the SMU athletic department.

SMU improves to 2-0 for the first time since 1996. Wins league opener for the first time since 2006. Snaps a 17-game Conference USA losing streak. Snaps a 15-game road losing streak.

SMU had 4 interceptions and now has 9 for the season. The Mustangs had 8 picks during the 2008 season.

Mustangs play at Washington State next week; Saturday, September 19


INDIVIDUAL


Chris Banjo - His interception in the first quarter was his first of the season, second of his career.

Cole Beasley - His 6 yard TD catch in the second quarter was his first of the season and fourth of his career

Derrius Bell - Interception in the second quarter was the second of his career

Rock Dennis - His interception in the second quarter was his third of the season and fourth of his career

Kevin Grenier – First career fumble recovery

Chase Kennemer
- Tied his career high with 11 tackles
Set a career mark with 1.5 tackles for loss

Shawnbrey McNeal - His 19 yd TD run with 4:09 left in the fourth quarter was his second of the season and fifth of his career

Bo Levi Mitchell
- Finished 28-47 for 353 yards with 3TD and 2 INTs
- At halftime, had 223 yards passing with 3 TDs after just 202 yards and 1 TD against Stephen F. Austin
- Had 3 passing TDs, now has 28 for his career
- This is his sixth career game with 3 or more passing TDs
- Had his fifth career 300-yard passing game
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Taylor Reed - Had his first career interception; getting the pick in the end zone with 14:44 left in the fourth quarter

Aldrick Robinson
- His 32-yard TD reception in the second quarter was his first of the season and 12th of his career
He had 91 yards on seven catches, his seventh game of 90 or more yards; has had four 100-yard games

Emmanuel Sanders
- Had 9 receptions for 148 yards, the third-best yardage total of his career
- Extends his SMU record with his 11th career 100-yard game
- With his TD today, he now has 174 points, moving into ninth at SMU
- Now has 204 career receptions, moving into a tie for ninth in Conference USA history. He is currently second at SMU (Jason Wolf, 235 from 1989-92)
- Now has 2666 career receiving yards, moving into 12th in Conference USA history. He is currently second at SMU (Emanuel Tolbert, 2784 from 1976-79)
- Had a career-high 207 all-purpose yards (148 receiving, 68 on punt returns)

Braden Smith - Rushed for 7 yards and a TD at 10:10 of the first quarter, scoring on his first career rush

Matt Szymanski's – 5-5 on PATs, 9-9 for the season

Taylor Thompson
- Blocked PAT in third quarter
- Had his first sack

Youri Yenga – His forced fumble in the first quarter with his first of the season and the fifth of his career


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