Mustangs Claim League Honors

Sept. 12, 2005

IRVING (SMU) - SMU's DeMyron Martin and Jamey Harper have been named the Conference USA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, the league announced today.

In his first career game, Martin, a redshirt freshman from Allen, Texas, accounted for all three touchdowns in SMU's 21-10 win over No. 22 TCU on Saturday. It was SMU's first win over a ranked opponent since 1986. Martin rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and also caught two passes for 20 yards including a 22-yard TD reception. Martin's 118 yards marked SMU's first 100+-yard rushing performance this season and the first since Foy Munlin rushed for 114 against San Jose State in 2004. In addition, Martin's three touchdowns were the most for an SMU player since Chris Cunningham scored three against Rice in 2001.

Harper, a senior from Atlanta, Texas, anchored an SMU defense that held TCU to just 253 yards of total offense and no offensive touchdowns in the SMU win. Harper intercepted two passes (a single-game career high) and also notched seven solo stops. Harper's two picks were the most by an SMU defender since Kevin Garrett also had two against Hawaii in 2002.

The SMU Mustangs continue their season this Saturday, when they travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M at 11:30 a.m.