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Houston Rolls It Up Against SMU With 95 Points, 1,021 Yards

October 22, 1989|THOMAS BONK | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Houston is a prodigious offensive machine. The loneliest guy on the team is probably punter Simon Rodriguez, who punted once against SMU and seven times in Houston's first four games.

"I've got to search for people to talk to," Rodriguez said. "I say, 'Hey, please talk to me.' "

But in the Warehouse, it is Andre who does most of the talking. As for records, well, they're nice, but winning is really the only goal, Ware said.

And surpassing 1,000 yards in total offense?

"It just happened," Ware said. "We're capable of doing it at any time we step on the field."

NCAA RECORDS A look at the NCAA records established or tied by Houston in its 95-21 victory over Southern Methodist.

Most Yards Passing

771; Old: 698, Tulsa vs. Idaho State, 1967

Total Offense

1,021; Old: 883, Nebraska vs. New Mexico State, 1982

Touchdown Passes

10; Shared: 10, San Diego State vs. New Mexico State, 1969

Touchdown Passes/Quarter

5, Andre Ware; Old: 4, shared by 8 players, last being Iowa's Chuck Hartlieb vs. Northwestern, 1987

Passing Yards/Half

517, Andre Ware; Old: 372, Brigham Young's Jim McMahon vs. Texas-El Paso, 1980

Passing Yards/Quarter

340, Andre Ware; Old: 304, Texas-El Paso's Brooks Dawson vs. Brigham Young, 1968

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