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SMU vs. Houston score: Mustangs scores 31 points in 3rd quarter, lead 59-28

The SMU Mustangs found the end zone on special teams, defense and offense when they scored 31 points in the third quarter, and now are pouring it on as they lead the Houston Cougars 59-28. The scoring started on the opening kick off, but the way SMU made it to the end zone was unconventional. SMU kicked off the ball, but Houston's Ryan Jackson fumbled the ball at their 20-yard line, and Kevin Pope scooped up the ball to score a touchdown for SMU.

The SMU defense came up huge in the third quarter as they picked off Houston quarterback Bram Kohlhausen three times, and Darrian Wright returned his interception for the Mustang's second touchdown of the quarter. That touchdown put SMU up 45-14, but Houston made a mini-run by scoring the next two touchdowns.

SMU's offense responded by scoring the final two touchdowns of the quarter. The first offensive touchdown was a 43-yard pass from Garrett Gilbert to Keenan Holman, and the second was another Garrett pass to Darius Johnson for 24 yards.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.