SMU, Houston set NCAA record for points in regulation game

DALLAS (AP) — Tanner Mordecai set school and American Athletic Conference records with nine touchdown passes—an NCAA-record tying seven coming in the first half—and SMU’s offense exploded for a 77–63 win over Houston on Saturday.

As a point of reference, Houston’s men’s basketball team beat SMU’s 75–61 on Feb. 27.

On the gridiron, their combined 140 points set the NCAA single-game scoring record for two teams in regulation. The previous record of 137 points was set when Pitt beat Syracuse 76–61 on November 26, 2016.

SMU reached school records with 77 points in a game (which tied the AAC record), 11-total touchdowns, nine passing scored and 433 total yards in the first half.

The Mustangs (5–4, 3–2 American Athletic Conference) scored touchdowns on their first nine drives of the game and didn’t punt until their 10th drive with 5:30 left before the end of the third quarter. Mordecai also had a two-yard touchdown run with 8:43 before halftime for a 35–21 lead and his 10 total TDs set new single-game program and conference records.

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