SMU Upsets TCU

The SMU Mustangs pulled off one of the biggest wins in recent memory as they upset the 20th ranked TCU Horned Frogs in overtime Saturday in Fort Worth.  SMU jumped out to a 17-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.  TCU managed to pull to 17-10 by halftime.

The Mustangs opened the 2nd half by kicking off and recovering a TCU fumble for a touchdown to extend their lead once again.  After adding a field goal, SMU led 27-10 to open the 4th quarter.

The Frogs came roaring back, scoring 3 touchdowns and a field goal to tie the game at 33-33 and sending the game into overtime.

SMU got the ball first and scored on a J.J,. McDermott pass to Jeremy Johnson to make the score 40-33.  When the Mustangs defense held TCU out of the end zone for the victory, the visiting SMU crowd stormed the field in celebration.

SMU, at 4-1, is off to it’s best start since 1986.  TCU drops to 3-2, bringing an end to it’s 22 game home winning streak.

SMU quarterback J.J. McDermott threw for 349 yards and 4 TDs.   McDermott improves to 4-0 as a starter.

Wide receiver Darius Johnson led SMU with 12 catches for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns.  It is his 3rd straight game with 10 or more catches and 100 or more yards.  Terrance Wilkerson had 3 catches for 97 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown which was the longest pass play of the season for SMU.

SMU running back Zach Line ran for 120 yards, his 4th 100+ yard game of the season.  Line also contributed on special teams, forcing the fumble on the 2nd half kickoff which led to a SMU score.

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall completed 30 of 42 passes for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns.  His favorite target was

Josh Boyce, who had 7 catches for 97 yards.

The TCU ground attack was led by Ed Wesley, who gained 93 yards on 11 carries.

TCU travels to San Diego State on Saturday for a conference matchup while SMU has a week off before hosting UCF on October 15.

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