DALLAS (AP) - Garrett Gilbert threw for 353 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead SMU past Memphis 44-13 Saturday.
The former Texas quarterback scored on a short run after Memphis had pulled within three in the third quarter, and his 10-yard scramble put the Mustangs up 30-13 in the fourth.
Zach Line rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown for SMU (4-4, 3-1 Conference USA). Darius Johnson had 141 receiving yards.
Brandon Hayes had 55 rushing yards and scored the only touchdown for the Tigers (1-7, 1-3).
Trailing 16-13 after a 13-play field goal drive, Memphis sacked Gilbert on SMU's first play of the second half. On the next snap, Johnson turned a short pass from Gilbert into a 70-yard gain, and Gilbert stretched across the goal line on third-and-goal from the 2.
|SMU||Chase Hover 39 yd FG|
|SMU||Zach Line 5 yd run (Chase Hover kick)|
|SMU||Chase Hover 30 yd FG|
|MEMP||Brandon Hayes 36 yd run (Tyler Spurlock kick)|
|SMU||Chase Hover 32 yd FG|
|MEMP||Paulo Henriques 45 yd FG|
|MEMP||Tyler Spurlock 39 yd FG|
|SMU||Garrett Gilbert 2 yd run (Chase Hover kick)|
|SMU||Garrett Gilbert 10 yd run (Chase Hover kick)|
|SMU||Der'rikk Thompson 37 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)|
|SMU||Rishaad Wimbley 4 yd run (Chase Hover kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-13||5-10|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||108||28|
|Punt Return Yds||0||59|
|Time of Poss.||24:30||35:30|
|MEMP: Brandon Hayes 9-55, Jai Steib 9-29, Eric Mathews 6-21, Jacob Karam 7-12|
|SMU: Zach Line 23-127, Rishaad Wimbley 4-5, Garrett Gilbert 7-2|
|MEMP: Jacob Karam 8-17-85-0|
|SMU: Garrett Gilbert 25-35-353-0|
|MEMP: Keiwone Malone 3-33, Alan Cross 2-35, Brandon Hayes 2-12, Tevin Jones 1-5|
|SMU: Darius Johnson 9-141, Jeremy Johnson 6-66, Keenan Holman 3-37, Zach Line 3-23, Der'rikk Thompson 2-52, Cole Loftin 2-34|
|Memphis||9th American Athletic||1-7||3-9|
|Southern Methodist||5th American Athletic||4-4||5-7|