GAMEDAY College Football

Southern Methodist 56, Abilene Christian 9

Associated Press

DALLAS - Tanner Mordecai threw a school-record seven touchdowns - five coming in the first half - and SMU broke it open in the second quarter and went on to beat Abilene Christian 56-9.

A transfer from Oklahoma, Mordecai's seven touchdowns tied the American Athletic Conference record.

Mordecai threw scoring passes of 21 and 8 yards to Grant Calcaterra in the first quarter, and early in the second, for a 14-0 lead.

Later, in the second, he connected with Danny Gray on scoring plays of 30 and 27 yards. Then, with 29 seconds before halftime, Mordecai threw a 30-yard score to Rashee Rice and the Mustangs led 35-3 at intermission.

Mordecai completed 24 of 30 pass attempts for 317 yards while seven different ball carriers tallied 171 yards on the ground.

Stone Earle threw for 176 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats.

Scoring Summary
First Quarter AbiChrSMU
SMU TD 11:19 Grant Calcaterra 21 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter AbiChrSMU
SMU TD 10:55 Grant Calcaterra 8 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 0 14
SMU TD 7:41 Danny Gray 30 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 0 21
SMU TD 5:01 Danny Gray 27 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 0 28
AbiChr FG 3:06 Blair Zepeda 67 yard field goal 3 28
SMU TD 0:29 Rashee Rice 30 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 3 35
Third Quarter AbiChrSMU
SMU TD 10:33 Nolan Matthews 8 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 3 42
AbiChr TD 4:38 Kobe Clark 11 yard TD pass from Stone Earle (Kobe Clark 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 9 42
SMU TD 0:46 Nolan Matthews 31 yard TD pass from Tanner Mordecai (Blake Mazza Extra Point) 9 49
Fourth Quarter AbiChrSMU
SMU TD 11:44 Brandon Epton Jr. 2 yard TD run (Brendan Hall Extra Point) 9 56
Team Stats
  Abilene Christian SMU
First downs 15 27
  Rushing 5 9
  Passing 9 17
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-16, 31% 5-12, 42%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 28-119 38-171
Passing Yards 213 319
Return Yards 85 77
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-36-3 26-35-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-13 0-0
Punts 6 3
Fumbles Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 6-38 2-10
Abilene Christian Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Earle 13 28 160 1 2
P. Mansell 2 8 53 0 1
SMU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Mordecai 24 30 317 7 0
D. Green 2 5 2 0 0
Abilene Christian Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Mansell 2 33 16.5 0
S. Earle 8 26 3.3 0
T. White 6 25 4.2 0
Q. Walton 2 15 7.5 0
J. Dobbins 7 14 2.0 0
A. Smith 2 5 2.5 0
D. Johnson 1 1 1.0 0
SMU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
U. Bentley IV 10 48 4.8 0
T. Siggers 11 46 4.2 0
T. Lavine 4 31 7.8 0
D. Gray 1 27 27.0 0
B. Bedwell 4 20 5.0 0
B. Epton Jr. 4 6 1.5 1
D. Green 2 4 2.0 0
T. Mordecai 2 -11 -5.5 0
Abilene Christian Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Clark 6 89 14.8 1
R. Lutz 1 59 59.0 0
A. Spadone 2 19 9.5 0
D. Holman 2 19 9.5 0
D. Johnson 1 16 16.0 0
D. Lewis 2 8 4.0 0
Q. Walton 1 3 3.0 0
SMU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Gray 4 72 18.0 2
R. Roberson Jr. 3 59 19.7 0
G. Calcaterra 3 51 17.0 2
N. Matthews 3 50 16.7 2
R. Rice 2 35 17.5 1
A. Upshaw 2 23 11.5 0
J. Kerley 1 15 15.0 0
T. McIntyre 1 10 10.0 0
T. Lavine 2 7 3.5 0
D. Goffney 1 3 3.0 0
U. Bentley IV 2 1 .5 0
T. Siggers 2 -7 -3.5 0
Abilene Christian Interceptions
Player Int Yards
SMU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Massey 1 48
T. Denbow 1 7
I. Nwokobia 1 2
Abilene Christian Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Burke 6 234 39.0
SMU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Fraanje 3 162 54.0
Abilene Christian Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Brooks-Wess 1 7 7.0
D. Lewis 1 0 0
SMU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Kerley 1 20 20.0
Abilene Christian Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Holman 2 35 17.5
D. Johnson 1 13 13.0
D. Lewis 1 15 15.0
J. Brooks-Wess 1 15 15.0
SMU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Abilene Christian Missed FG
Player Length
SMU Missed FG
Player Length
B. Mazza 33
B. Hall 49




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