Scores

Final

Washington St 21

(1-2, 0-2 away)

SMU 35

(2-1, 2-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
WSU 7 7 0 721
SMU 7 7 14 735

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 280 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: Z. Line (WEST) - 8 CAR, 82 YDS

Receiving: A. Robinson (SMU) - 4 REC, 111 YDS, 3 TD

Kyle Padron helps SMU top Wazzu

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Kyle Padron threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Southern Methodist to a 35-21 win over Washington State on Saturday.

Padron connected with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson on scoring passes of 67, 16 and 10 yards. Robinson finished the game with 111 yards on four catches.

It was the first win for the Mustangs (2-1) against a school from a BCS conference since they defeated Kansas 31-17 on September 2, 2000.

The Mustangs were 0-17 against BCS schools during that span including a 30-27 overtime loss last year at Washington State.

The Cougars (1-2) have lost 11 straight games against FBS (formerly Division I-A) schools with their last win coming against SMU last year.

SMU scored 21 consecutive second-half points, including Robinson's 10-yard touchdown catch with 2:08 left in the game for 35-14 lead.

Padron's 10-yard strike to Darius Johnson allowed SMU to take a 21-14 lead with 5:01 left in the third quarter.

The Cougars tied the game at 14 just before halftime after Johnson fumbled a punt at the SMU 10-yard line and Washington State safety Kyle McCartney recovered it in the end zone.

Washington State twice drove inside the SMU 30-yard line in the fourth quarter and failed to score.

The first time, quarterback Jeff Tuel threw an incomplete pass on 4th-and-7 from the SMU 26-yard line with 12:35 left in the game. The second time, the Mustangs' defense broke up a pass on the end zone on 4th-and-20 from the SMU 25-yard line with 6:24 left.

Tuel did connect with Marquess Wilson with 1:50 left in the game on a 68-yard touchdown pass for the game's final points.

Padron scored on a 13-yard run on SMU's opening drive for a 7-0 lead with 10:20 left in the first quarter.

The Cougars tied the game at 7 on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Tuel to Jared Karstetter with 54 seconds left in the first quarter. Tuel finished 18 of 33 for 284 yards and two touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSU
SMU
1st Downs1622
Total Yards350420
Passing284280
Rushing66140
Penalties8-728-46
3rd Down Conversions4-145-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers01
Possession30:3529:25

Passing Leaders

Washington StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tuel18/332848.620
SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron19/342808.240

Rushing Leaders

Washington StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitz4256.3011
Montgomery8243.0011
SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line88210.3036
Padron11322.9113

Receiving Leaders

Washington StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson613422.3168
Solomon47619.0057
SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson411127.8367
Beasley55410.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWSUSMU
TD10:20Kyle Padron 13 Yd Run (Matt Szymanski Kick) 07
TD00:54Jared Karstetter 4 Yd Pass From Jeff Tuel (Nico Grasu Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERWSUSMU
TD03:30Aldrick Robinson 67 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 714
TD02:23Kyle McCartney 0 Yd Fumble Return (Nico Grasu Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERWSUSMU
TD05:01Darius Johnson 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 1421
TD01:18Aldrick Robinson 16 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 1428
FOURTH QUARTERWSUSMU
TD02:08Aldrick Robinson 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 1435
TD01:50Marquess Wilson 68 Yd Pass From Jeff Tuel (Nico Grasu Kick) 2135