Tanner Mordecai and the SMU offense wasted no time getting into a rhythm in their American Athletic Conference matchup against Houston on Saturday.
SMU managed to score on each of its possessions to take a 56-35 lead into the intermission, with Mordecai tying an NCAA record with seven passing touchdowns in the first half. Houston was able to tie the score up at 21-21 early in the second quarter, before the Mustangs pulled away to build up their early advantage.
Mordecai connected with four different receivers on his scoring passes, finding tight end Ben Redding for three touchdowns. The quarterback went 22-for-27 for 297 yards passing by the halftime break.
Mordecai and Houston’s Clayton Tune combined for 563 yards through the air and 11 touchdowns, with Mordecai finding Redding for a 4-yard score to tie the record.