Louisiana Tech Vs. Houston Final Score: Bulldogs Beat Cougars 56-49, Set NCAA Records

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs edged out the Houston Cougars with a 56-49 victory, with both offenses piling up all sorts of impressive stats. Let's recap this bullet point style.

  • There were 78 total first downs, which is a new NCAA record (shattering the old mark by 26 years).
  • There were 209 combined plays, which is also a new NCAA record (shattering the old mark by 40 years).
  • Both teams combined for 1293 total yards of offense. Houston had 692 yards, Louisiana Tech had 601.
  • Quarteback Colb Cameron attempted 52 passes for Louisiana Tech, completing 65.4% of his passes. Houston's David Piland dwarfed Cameron by completing 53 passes overall, with an incredible 77 attempts amounted.
  • Six Houston players had five catches or more. Four Houston players had seven catches or more. Two Cougars compiled eleven catches on the day.
  • Houston's punter Richie Leone managed four punts, amassing an incredible 72.5 yards per punt.
  • All this offense happened despite both teams racking up the yellow flags. There were 25 combined penalties for 218 penalty yards.
  • Houston and Louisiana Tech put the ball on the ground seven times, yet recovered five of the seven fumbles.

So yeah. This was quite the exciting game on paper.

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