FB Zach Line makes most of limited opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS -- In challenging the marks of a gridiron icon, the collegiate version of Zach Line identified and burst through even the slightest of creases. Friday, he made similar work of the first one he saw as a pro. The Minnesota Vikings' rookie free-agent fullback can only hope the next year of his life plays out the same way. Line turned in the longest play from scrimmage...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: It's a Monday night party!

Fresno State vs. SMU Monday Dec. 24, 8pm (ET), ESPN Aloha Stadium (Honolulu, HI) Line: Fresno State -12 1/2 What a difference a year makes for the Bulldogs as they were just 4-9 a season ago in the WAC and now they enter the game 9-3. Heck, they nearly won the Mountain West championship by going 7-1 in their first season in their new home. However, they're going up...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Zach Line, Hero Of Southern Methodist University

SMU was the second-smallest school in the Southwest Conference, and one of the smallest in Division I-A, with a total enrollment of just over 9,000 students in 1986.After attempts to recruit top high school players using contemptible methods, SMU was placed on probation five times between 1974 and 1985, and had been slapped with probation seven times overall -- more than any other...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

SMU 35, Tulsa 27

Zach Line ran for three touchdowns, and SMU got a last-second, goal-line stop to hold off Tulsa 35-27 on Saturday and become eligible for a school-record fourth consecutive bowl game. Line, who totaled 81 yards rushing, scored on two 3-yard runs in the first half before his 10-yarder late in the third quarter gave the Mustangs (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) a 35-6 lead. The Golden Hurricane...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

SMU produces 10 turnovers in win over SFA

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas For the first 10 minutes of the game, Stephen F. Austin was dominating SMU. Then SMU's Margus Hunt came up with a record-setting field goal block and the offense got traction behind the running of Zach Line. But most of all in Saturday's 52-0 win, an SMU defense that was the worst in the nation in turnover margin last season produced 10 turnovers...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

SMU 52, Stephen F. Austin 0

Zach Line got Southern Methodist off and running with a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second quarter and then the Mustangs' defense and special teams took over, securing a 52-0 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night. After the teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter, Line scored on a 3-yard run and a 1-yard run. He finished with 60 yards...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Line ready to cap SMU career in grand fashion

Zach Line is about to enter his senior season at SMU and like the rest of the Mustangs' senior class, his goal for 2012 is a simple one. Not only do Line and his fellow seniors want to win the Conference USA title after falling just short in 2010, but they also want to cap off their collegiate careers by helping guide the Ponies to a fourth straight bowl game, a streak that many...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: SMU beats Tulane 45-24

With Saturday's victory, the Mustangs have won their sixth game of the season and are bowl eligible for the third year in a row. J.J. McDermott fought off a handful of injuries and was able to lead SMU by completing 29 of 40 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Line reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second year in a row with his 143-yard, three-touchdown performance.
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

College Football Feast On FOX

With the 2011 college football season entering the final month of regular season play, FOX Sports features ten hours of a college football feast starting with College Football Saturday Preview followed by back-to-back-to-back game coverage. Leading off the day, the Missouri Tigers host the Texas Longhorns in a pivotal Big 12 contest followed by the PAC-12 Game of the Week featuring...
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November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

College Football Tripleheader On Saturday

This week's college football lineup features the Texas A&M Aggies at the SMU Mustangs followed by the USC Trojans at Stanford Cardinal. In the opener, expect a wide open game as both schools run a pass oriented offense. The Mustangs, under head coach June Jones, are coming off their third bowl bound season in a row and are favorites to compete for a final Conference USA title...
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September 06, 2011  |  Discuss

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