Stephen F. Austin at Southern Methodist

SMU 52, Stephen F. Austin 0


DALLAS (AP) - Zach Line got Southern Methodist off and running with a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second quarter and then the Mustangs' defense and special teams took over, securing a 52-0 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night.

After the teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter, Line scored on a 3-yard run and a 1-yard run. He finished with 60 yards on 19 carries.

Kenneth Acker excelled for SMU (1-1) on defense and special teams. He returned a blocked field-goal attempt 56 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, and scored on a 77-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter.

SMU intercepted seven passes and recovered two fumbles by Stephen F. Austin (1--1), returning one for a touchdown.

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Scoring Summary
SMUZach Line 3 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUZach Line 1 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUKenneth Acker 56 yd blocked FG return (Chase Hover kick)
SMUKeenan Holman 25 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
SMUJa'Gared Davis 34 yd fumble return (Chase Hover kick)
SMUChase Hover 43 yd FG
SMUKenneth Acker 77 yd interception return (Chase Hover kick)
SMUCameron Rogers 96 yd fumble return (Chase Hover kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2817
Third Down Efficiency9-223-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-20-1
Plays-Net Yards100-46670-328
Passing Yds391256
Kick Return Yds9219
Punt Return Yds1024
Time of Poss.27:033:0
Individual Stats
SFA: Doug Gentry 10-57, Jeremy Barnes 4-19, Keith Lawson 3-19, Gus Johnson 4-9, Mike Brooks 1--5, Brady Attaway 1--7, Joe Minden 3--17
SMU: Zach Line 19-60, Luke Seeker 4-25, Conner Preston 2-2, Rishaad Wimbley 1-1, Billy Dugal 1-0, Garrett Gilbert 2--16
SFA: Joe Minden 24-38-207-2, Brady Attaway 19-36-184-4
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 19-36-205-1, Conner Preston 2-5-51-0
SFA: Cordell Roberson 10-76, DJ Ward 7-87, Mike Brooks 7-46, Gralyn Crawford 5-42, Anthony Foster 3-18, Kris Lott 2-29, Aaron Thomas 2-27, Ryan Gambel 2-26, Marquis Mosley 1-20, Calib Hadnot 1-14, Keith Lawson 1-9, Gus Johnson 1-0, Doug Gentry 1--3
SMU: Keenan Holman 5-88, Jeremy Johnson 4-46, Zach Line 4-39, Der'rikk Thompson 3-13, Cole Loftin 2-8, Gehrig Dieter 1-49, Ryan Walker 1-11, Rishaad Wimbley 1-2

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