So much for overtime.
Houston’s Marcus Jones returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown with 17 seconds left to give the Cougars a 44-37 win over No. 19 SMU. The loss knocks the Mustangs from the ranks of the undefeated and paves the way for Houston to go to the AAC title game.
SMU’s Blake Mazza kicked a game-tying field goal with 30 seconds left to seemingly send the game to overtime. But the Mustangs kicked deep and kicked it to Jones. He then ran over 100 yards for the game-winning score.
SMU had a chance to tie the game on a Hail Mary — the Mustangs already won a game with a Hail Mary earlier this year — after Houston’s squib kick was returned to the Cougars’ 34. But the pass fell incomplete.
Houston QB Clayton Tune was 27-of-37 for 412 yards and four touchdowns. His TD