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Lynch Ties FBS Record, Memphis Beats SMU 63-0

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    Lynch Ties FBS Record, Memphis Beats SMU 63-0
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    Paxton Lynch tied the FBS record with seven touchdown passes in a half, and Memphis set single-season records for yards and points in a 63-0 win over SMU on Saturday.

    Lynch hit seven different receivers on his scoring passes and finished 9 of 14 for 222 yards -- all in the first half -- as the Tigers raced to a 56-0 lead. His seven passing TDs set an American Conference single-game record, and his 28 passing TDs on the season are best in school history. Lynch's previous single-game high for TD passes was four.

    Memphis (9-3, 5-3) had lost three in a row after an 8-0 start. The Tigers gained 6,125 yards and scored 512 points for the season.

    SMU (2-10, 1-7) struggled to muster any offense, totaling 97 yards and committing five turnovers. The Mustangs lost four fumbles, including two returned by the Tigers for touchdowns.

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