Defense was merely a suggestion in Dallas on Saturday as SMU defeated Houston by the mind-boggling score of 77-63, breaking the FBS record for combined regulation points (140) in the AP poll era (since 1936).
The previous mark was 137, set by Syracuse and Pittsburgh in a 76-61 Panthers win on Nov. 26, 2016. Here are some of the eye-popping stats from the Mustangs' historic win.
- The only game to feature more combined points (Texas A&M 74, LSU 72 in 2018) required seven overtime periods to reach those marks.
- Houston gained 710 yards on 71 offensive plays for an average of 10 yards per play.
- SMU QB Tanner Mordecai tossed nine touchdown passes — a school record — and scored 10 total TDs while Houston's Clayton Tune threw for seven in the loss.
- The first seven drives of the game resulted in touchdowns, and all clocked in under three minutes of game time.
- The last time SMU and Houston met, the teams combined for 136 points in a 75-61 Houston win. That was a men's basketball game.
Just an insane night of football at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.