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Alberto Camargo | | November 5, 2022

140! SMU-Houston breaks FBS record for points in regulation game

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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.

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