SMU and Houston combine for most regulation points in FBS history in a 77-63 battle
If you enjoy watching numbers go up (and the infamous pass count), Saturday’s game between SMU and Houston was your scene.
The Mustangs defeated the Cougars 77-63 in basketball, with the two teams tied for the most points ever scored in a regular season FBS game. The only game that sees more points on the scoreboard: Texas A&M’s 74-72 win over LSU in a game that had seven overtimes.
SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai finished 28-for-37 for 379 passing yards and nine — yes, nine — touchdown passes, plus 54 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. These weren’t easy touchdowns either.
Houston quarterback Clayton Tune was arguably even more prolific, going 36-for-53 for 527 passing yards and seven touchdowns, but his three interceptions accounted for most of SMU’s stops during the game.
Tune also had 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts, while SMU running back Tyler LaVine had 146 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Houston averaged 10.0 yards per play for the game, while SMU averaged just 7.8 yards per play, with the two teams combining for 1,357 yards on the night. And one punt.
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