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SMU and Houston combine for most regulation points in FBS history in 77-63 . battle


The violations by SMU and Houston were both unstoppable on Saturday. (UKTN Photo/Brandon Wade)

If you enjoy watching the numbers go up (and an unholy number of passing touchdowns), Saturday’s game between SMU and Houston was your scene.

The Mustangs defeated the Cougars on a basketball score of 77-63, with the two teams collectively scoring the most points ever scored in an FBS game. The only game with more points on the scoreboard: Texas A&M’s 74-72 victory over LSU in a game with seven extras.

SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai finished 28-for-37 for 379 passing yards and nine — yes, nine — passing touchdowns, plus 54 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. These weren’t easy touchdowns either.

Houston quarterback Clayton Tune was arguably even more productive, hitting 36-for-53 for 527 passing yards and seven touchdowns, but his three interceptions accounted for the majority of SMU’s stops during the game.

Tune also had 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts, while SMU driving Tyler LaVine back had 146 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Houston averaged 10.0 yards per game for the entire game, while SMU had just 7.8 yards per game, with the two teams combining 1,357 yards on the night. And one point.

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