SMU needed last-minute heroism on Saturday night against Louisiana Tech.
Mustangs quarterback Tanner Mordecai took the snap with six seconds left, stepped up into the pocket and moved to his left before throwing a prayer into the end zone.
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After the ball was knocked over, Reggie Roberson touched it in the end zone for a winning 33-yard touchdown. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 that year with a spectacular 39-37 victory.
Mordecai finished 36-for-48 for 395 passing yards and five touchdowns. Two of his touchdown shots went to Rashee Rice, while Danny Gray, Jordan Kerley and Roberson each caught one. Rice has four catches for 73 yards, Roberson has six catches for 69 yards, Gray has seven catches for 69 yards, and Kerley has three catches for 39 yards.
SMU’s Grant Calcaterra led the Mustangs with seven catches for 103 yards.
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Louisiana Tech took a 34-33 lead with 5:07 to go when Austin Kendall pitched to Marcus Williams Jr. for his fourth touchdown pass of the game. Jacob Barnes added a field goal with 36 seconds left, setting up Mordecai’s heroism.
Kendall was 24 for 41 with 351 yards and Williams led the Bulldogs (1-2) on the ground with 65 yards on 13 carries.
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Tre Harris led Louisiana Tech with five catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Samuel Emilus had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.