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Mustangs Dominate Houston in 77-63 Record-Breaking Shootout Victory

SMU's quarterback Tanner Mordecai set a school record with nine touchdown passes, including seven in the first half, leading the Mustangs to a 77-63 victory over Houston.


The two teams broke the NCAA single-scoring record for two teams in regulation with a combined 140 points. SMU also set school records for points in a game, 11 total touchdowns, nine passing scores, and 433 total yards in the first half.

SMU scored touchdowns on their first nine drives of the game and didn't punt until their 10th drive. Houston quarterback Clayton Tune threw for seven touchdowns and ran for another but missed his chance for an eighth when he threw an interception in the end zone late in the game. SMU secured three picks on Tune.

The Mustangs' offense was dominant throughout the game, with Mordecai also contributing a 2-yard touchdown run in the first half. Tyler Lavine rushed for a career-high 146 yards and scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

The win improves SMU's record to 5-4 in the American Athletic Conference, while Houston falls to 5-4 as well. The game was a high-scoring affair, with both teams putting up impressive offensive numbers.

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