Scores

Final

Tulsa 27

(9-3, 7-1 C-USA)

SMU 35

(6-6, 5-3 American)

Coverage: FX

12:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

Gerald Ford Stadium, DALLAS, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 0 6 6 1527
SMU 7 21 7 035

Top Performers

Passing: C. Green (TLSA) - 413 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 23 CAR, 81 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. James (TLSA) - 9 REC, 145 YDS

SMU 35, Tulsa 27

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Zach Line ran for three touchdowns, and SMU got a last-second, goal-line stop to hold off Tulsa 35-27 on Saturday and become eligible for a school-record fourth consecutive bowl game.

Line, who totaled 81 yards rushing, scored on two 3-yard runs in the first half before his 10-yarder late in the third quarter gave the Mustangs (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) a 35-6 lead.

The Golden Hurricane (9-3, 7-1) rallied behind Cody Green, who threw touchdowns to Willie Carter and Keyarris Garrett before Alex Singleton's 1-yard run pulled Tulsa within eight with 5:05 to play.

Tulsa got the ball back with 46 seconds left, but on the final play, Jordan James was stopped at the SMU 1 after a 34-yard completion from Green.

Green threw for 413 yards and three scores for Tulsa, which rolled up 591 yards of total offense but was hurt by two lost fumbles and an interception. SMU's Garrett Gilbert threw a touchdown to Der'rikk Thompson and added 111 yards rushing and a score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
SMU
1st Downs3213
Total Yards591305
Passing413113
Rushing178192
Penalties4-457-45
3rd Down Conversions5-184-15
4th Down Conversions5-81-2
Turnovers30
Possession30:0929:51

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Green36/644136.531
Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gilbert10/271134.210

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Watts13584.5011
Green35117.0057
Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert121119.3174
Line23813.5313

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
James914516.1034
Garrett89011.3134
Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompson46716.8131
Johnson33511.7015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSASMU
TD01:44Zach Line 3 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTLSASMU
TD14:55Zach Line 3 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 014
TD11:42Der'rikk Thompson 25 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover Kick) 021
TD06:46Alex Singleton 9 Yd Pass From Cody Green (Pat Failed) 621
TD05:48Garrett Gilbert 74 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 628
THIRD QUARTERTLSASMU
TD04:14Zach Line 10 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 635
TD00:56Willie Carter 31 Yd Pass From Cody Green (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1235
FOURTH QUARTERTLSASMU
TD12:21Keyarris Garrett 10 Yd Pass From Cody Green (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 1935
TD05:05Alex Singleton 1 Yd Run (Cody Green Pass To Willie Carter For Two-Point Conversion) 2735

Research Notes

Before his 74-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against Tulsa, the longest run of SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert's career was 36 yards.

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