Temple at Southern Methodist

SMU outlasts Temple in barnburner, 59-49

Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) Garrett Gilbert accounted for six touchdowns to lead SMU back from a 21-point deficit to outscore Temple 59-49 Saturday.

Gilbert finished the game with a Mustangs-record 538 passing yards, four touchdown passes and 97 yards and two TDs rushing.

The Owls (1-7, 0-4 American Athletic Conference) led 28-7 in the second quarter. Freshman P.J. Walker completed his first 16 passes, including three for touchdowns.

SMU (3-4, 2-1) took the lead for good with 9:49 remaining. After Deion Sanders Jr. returned a kickoff 87 yards to the Temple 8-yard line, Chase Hover kicked a 21-yard field goal for a 45-42 lead.

The Mustangs' Keenan Holman caught 10 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns.

For Temple, Robby Anderson had 9 catches for 239 yards and his first two collegiate touchdowns. Walker finished 26 for 37 for 293 yards and four TDs, plus 92 yards and a touchdown rushing.

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Scoring Summary
SMUTraylon Shead 11 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
TEMPLERobbie Anderson 42 yd pass from P.J. Walker (Nick Visco kick)
TEMPLERobbie Anderson 83 yd pass from Jalen Fitzpatrick (Nick Visco kick)
TEMPLEJohn Christopher 18 yd pass from P.J. Walker (Nick Visco kick)
TEMPLERyan Alderman 18 yd pass from P.J. Walker (Nick Visco kick)
SMUKeenan Holman 19 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
SMUDer'rikk Thompson 17 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
TEMPLEP.J. Walker 6 yd run (Nick Visco kick)
SMUGarrett Gilbert 10 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUKeenan Holman 64 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
SMUPrescott Line 2 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 4 yd pass from P.J. Walker (Nick Visco kick)
SMUChase Hover 21 yd FG
SMUKeenan Holman 50 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
SMUGarrett Gilbert 5 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 2 yd run (Nick Visco kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2334
Third Down Efficiency4-138-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-40-0
Plays-Net Yards74-59382-728
Passing Yds376538
Kick Return Yds95186
Punt Return Yds249
Time of Poss.29:5330:7
Individual Stats
TEMPLE: P.J. Walker 14-92, Zaire Williams 9-73, Kenneth Harper 11-42, Jamie Gilmore 2-10
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 8-97, Prescott Line 6-41, K.C. Nlemchi 7-27, Traylon Shead 5-23, JaBryce Taylor 1-8, Team 2--6
TEMPLE: P.J. Walker 26-37-293-0, Jalen Fitzpatrick 1-1-83-0
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 37-53-538-0
TEMPLE: Robbie Anderson 9-239, Ryan Alderman 4-42, Jalen Fitzpatrick 4-25, John Christopher 2-26, Chris Coyer 2-12, Kenneth Harper 2-9, Zaire Williams 2-8, Chris Parthemore 1-8, Clinton Granger 1-7
SMU: Keenan Holman 10-209, Der'rikk Thompson 9-158, Darius Joseph 8-85, Deion Sanders 3-18, K.C. Nlemchi 2-20, Jeremy Johnson 2-17, Prescott Line 1-13, Traylon Shead 1-11, Jeremiah Gaines 1-7
Temple1st American Athletic East7-110-4
Southern Methodist5th American Athletic West3-55-7

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