NCAAF Game Recap - Southern Methodist at South Florida
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Southern Methodist (5-0)

14

20

7

7

48

South Florida (1-3)

0

0

7

14

21

SMU goes to 5-0, routs South Florida in AAC opener, 48-21
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:48 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Xavier Jones ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Shane Buechele threw three second-quarter touchdown passes as SMU rolled to a 41-0 lead early in the second half and held on to post a 48-21 win over South Florida in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools Saturday.

Coming off a win over then-No. 25 Texas Christian last week, the Mustangs now are 5-0 for the first time since 1983. SMU finished 10-2 that season after losing to Alabama in the Sun Bowl.

Jones had runs of 9 and 36 yards for first-quarter touchdowns. Beuchele threw a 6-yard pass to James Proche, 31 yards to Reggie Roberson and 19 yards to Proche to make it 34-0 at halftime. He ran 10 yards for a score in the third quarter before South Florida got on the board won a 24-yard touchdown from Blake Barnett to Jacob Mathis.

Beuchele was 21 of 25 for 226 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Jones carried 15 times for 155 yards.

Barnett finished 13 of 21 for 222 yards with three touchdowns for the Bulls (1-3).

Passing

SMU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Green 2 1 50.0 0 0 0 1 16.7
S. Buechele 25 21 84.0 3 226 39 1 127.3
SoFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Barnett 21 13 61.9 3 222 43 0 137.3
J. McCloud 19 8 42.1 0 66 31 2 12.1

Rushing

SMU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Rice 1 0 0.0 0 0
X. Jones 15 155 10.3 36 2
SoFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Cronkrite 8 30 3.8 6 0
B. Barnett 8 24 3.0 20 0

Receiving

SMU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Sanders 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Proche 7 96 13.7 39 2
SoFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Wilcox 4 77 19.3 43 1
B. Miller 3 57 19.0 37 1

Fumbles

Returning

SMU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Sanders 1 25.0 0 25 3 7.3 0 21
J. Proche 0 - 0 0 3 9.7 0 12
SoFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Sanders 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
J. Ford 1 13.0 0 13 0 - 0 0

Punting

SMU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Scott 1 34 34.0 34
SoFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Schneider 8 312 39.0 62

Takeaways

SMU Int Yds InTD
R. Clemons 2 0 0
SoFL Int Yds InTD
D. Studstill 1 40 0
S. Kirby 1 3 0

Team Stats Comparison

SMU SoFL
Points For 48 21
Total Yards 497 342
Rushing Yards 245 54
Passing Yards 252 288
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/29 21/40
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 31 22
Penalties - Yards 12/123 12/134
Time Of Possession 48:48 12:12
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/17 4/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/35 8/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SMU SoFL
SMU 5:02 TD Xavier Jones 9 yd run (Russell Roberts kick) 7 0
SMU 13:04 TD Xavier Jones 36 yd run (Russell Roberts kick) 14 0
2nd Quarter SMU SoFL
SMU 2:04 TD James Proche 6 yd pass from Shane Buechele (Russell Roberts kick) 21 0
SMU 5:38 TD Reggie Roberson Jr. 31 yd pass from Shane Buechele (Russell Roberts kick) 28 0
SMU 7:30 TD James Proche 19 yd pass from Shane Buechele (missed kick) 34 0
3rd Quarter SMU SoFL
SMU 12:30 TD Shane Buechele 10 yd run (Kevin Robledo kick) 41 0
SoFL 14:34 TD Jacob Mathis 24 yd pass from Blake Barnett (Coby Weiss kick) 41 7
4th Quarter SMU SoFL
SoFL 4:20 TD Bryce Miller 13 yd pass from Blake Barnett (Coby Weiss kick) 41 14
SMU 9:59 TD Tyler Lavine 1 yd run (Kevin Robledo kick) 48 14
SoFL 12:03 TD Mitchell Wilcox 7 yd pass from Blake Barnett (Coby Weiss kick) 48 21

Game Information

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 28,850
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