Scores

Final

UCF 17

(3-3, 1-1 American)

SMU 38

(5-1, 3-0 American)

3:30 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 0 3 0 1417
SMU 10 7 7 1438

Top Performers

Passing: J. McDermott (SMU) - 358 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 16 CAR, 82 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Beasley (SMU) - 10 REC, 134 YDS, 1 TD

J.J. McDermott fuels SMU's victory against UCF

Associated Press

DALLAS -- J.J. McDermott threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns to lead SMU to a 38-17 victory against UCF on Saturday.

Cole Beasley caught 10 passes for 134 yards and a TD, and Zach Line rushed for two scores for the Mustangs (5-1, 3-0 Conference USA).

UCF (3-3, 1-1) closed to within 24-10 early in the fourth quarter on Jeff Godfrey's 27-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reese. But on the next play from scrimmage, McDermott hit Der'rikk Thompson with a 72-yard scoring pass.

McDermott was 20 of 31 against the Golden Knights, who came into the game as the only FBS team that had not allowed a passing touchdown.

He remained undefeated as the first-string quarterback. McDermott came off the bench in SMU's season-opening loss against Texas A&M and has started since, throwing for 1,064 yards and nine TDs the last three games.

Godfrey was 23 of 32 for 231 yards.

Richard Crawford returned a second-quarter punt 92 yards for a touchdown for SMU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
SMU
1st Downs2516
Total Yards459440
Passing349358
Rushing11082
Penalties5-405-50
3rd Down Conversions6-173-9
4th Down Conversions3-61-1
Turnovers01
Possession37:0822:52

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Godfrey23/322317.210
SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDermott20/3135811.521

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey21663.1016
Godfrey12463.8020
SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line16825.1219

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reese57414.8127
Guyton25326.5048
SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Beasley1013413.4136
Thompson39230.7172

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFSMU
TD11:16Zach Line 11 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 07
FG00:36Chase Hover 26 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERUCFSMU
TD08:04Richard Crawford 92 Yd Punt Return (Chase Hover Kick) 017
FG04:05Shawn Moffitt 36 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERUCFSMU
TD03:07Cole Beasley 5 Yd Pass From J.J. McDermott (Chase Hover Kick) 324
FOURTH QUARTERUCFSMU
TD14:53Joshua Reese 27 Yd Pass From Jeff Godfrey (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 1024
TD14:39Der'rikk Thompson 72 Yd Pass From J.J. McDermott (Chase Hover Kick) 1031
TD05:18Zach Line 19 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 1038
TD03:52J.J. Worton 2 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 1738