- 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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