Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/1/11
J.J. McDermott threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Johnson in overtime and SMU recovered from a fourth-quarter collapse for a 40-33 upset of No. 20 TCU on Saturday. The loss ended a school-record 22-game home winning streak for the Horned Frogs (3-2). SMU (4-1) coughed up a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter before McDermott hit Johnson on a deep out route in the end zone for his fourth scoring toss of the game. TCU's bid to tie ended when a tipped pass from Casey Pachall bounced off the chest of Brandon Carter just past the first-down marker. The Mustangs beat a ranked opponent for just the second time since the NCAA imposed the so-called death penalty on them nearly 25 years ago. SMU went ahead 33-17 on a 21-yard scoring catch by Darius Johnson, who had 12 catches for 152 yards and two scores. But TCU chipped away from there. The Horned Frogs pulled within 10 on Pachall's 11-yard touchdown pass to Carter and got within seven on a field goal with less than 7 minutes remaining. After SMU's Kenneth Hacker hesitated a yard deep in the end zone and was tackled at the 10 on the subsequent kickoff, TCU got the ball back and drove 46 yards to the tying score, a 4-yard pass from Pachall to Luke Shivers, Pachall's third TD of the second half. SMU's Zach Line entered the game second nationally with 11 touchdowns, but the biggest play from the linebacker-turned-running back came on the kickoff coverage team to start the second half. He stripped TCU's Greg McCoy inside the 10, and Chris Parks recovered in the end zone for a 24-10 lead. The Mustangs rode the momentum swing from that play until TCU's big rally in the fourth quarter. The Frogs, coming off an unprecedented three straight seasons with the nation's top defense, gave up more than 450 yards for the second time this year. The first was a 50-48 loss to Baylor in the opener. The loss also jeopardizes TCU's streak of 46 consecutive weeks in The Associated Press Top 25 rankings. The Frogs salvaged three points on the final play of the first half after their initial field goal attempt failed. TCU was kicking on first down with 8 seconds left when the holder, Anson Kelton, mishandled the snap. He grabbed the ball and scrambled before throwing an incomplete pass. The clock read 0:00 and SMU coaches were yelling at their players to get off the field. But officials ruled that 2 seconds remained, and on second down, Ross Evans hit a 42-yarder for a 17-10 SMU lead as the clock read zeros once again. The Horned Frogs couldn't stop SMU on third down and were having trouble getting first downs themselves for the most first half. The problem was best illustrated early in the second quarter when TCU had second and less than a yard and couldn't keep the ball. Ed Wesley lost 4 yards, and Waymon James fell down short of the first-down marker after catching a short pass from Pachall. Wesley turned things in TCU's favor in just one play, though. He ran through a huge hole in the middle of the line and skirted through the secondary before he was caught from behind on a 63-yard run to the SMU 3. Matthew Tucker scored two plays later to cut SMU's lead to 17-7 when things turned chippy between the Dallas-Fort Worth rivals in the annual ''Iron Skillet'' game. A huge shoving match broke out at the goal line, and each team was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Frogs and Mustangs exchanged the same penalty after the next possession at the end of a TCU punt return, and an SMU player was flagged after a TCU punt in the second half. SMU took control early thanks to big pass plays on third down. The Mustangs went up 7-0 on their first drive when Johnson made a great sideways leap in the zone for a 13-yard score on third-and-8. The drive was kept alive by a pass interference penalty that wiped out an interception of McDermott. Facing third-and-10 on SMU's next possession, McDermott hit Terrance Wilkerson in stride behind the TCU defense for a 71-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
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