Hardin-Simmons, Sul Ross State set NCAA offense record in wild affair
ABILENE, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons and Sul Ross State showed off high-powered offenses and set a NCAA record for most yards between two teams with 1,714 total offense yards as HSU won 86-42 on Saturday afternoon at Shelton Stadium.
The 1,714 yards is the most yards in a game, breaking the old record of 1,640 yards by San Jose State and Nevada in 2001.
"I have never seen anything like it, it was like a video game," coach Burleson said. "We executed our game plan to perfection and our guys went out and performed. Other than that third quarter I thought our defense played well. There is a reason they are No. 1 in the country in offense. They have some talented weapons. I am proud of our guys coming out and playing hard for our seniors as they played their last game of the year."
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The Cowboys rolled up a Division III-record 914 yards, including 685 through the air. Sul Ross State had 800 yards of offense and that was without the nation's leader in all-purpose yardage Dominique Carson (290 ypg), who missed the game with injury. The old record for yards by a team was by McMurry with 848 against Texas Lutheran.
Hardin-Simmons senior quarterback Logan Turner set the school and conference records with 685 yards passing and eight touchdowns, on a 24 of 40 day throwing the ball. He broke the previous ASC record of Jake Mullin who had 614 yards against Texas Lutheran last season.
Senior running back Devin Carver had the second-best all-purpose day in HSU history with 290 all-purpose yards. He ran 20 times for 192 yards and had three catches for 98 yards. He scored four touchdowns in the game.
HSU averaged a school and conference record 12 yards per play in the game.
Bryce Johnson had 213 yards receiving and Jessie Ramos had five catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns. James Place led the Cowboys with 14 tackles.
Springer completed 32 of 55 passes for 444 yards and ran for 125 yards and two more TDs for SRSU. Alex Lovan ran for 149 yards for the Lobos and Lee Carothers had 12 catches for 241 yards. Zack Roberson had eight tackles for SRSU.