Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch set a school record with seven touchdown passes in today’s game against SMU. Ready for the part that’s absolutely nuts? He did it all before the half.
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch has a school single-game record 7 TD passes today vs. SMU … and it's not even halftime.
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) November 28, 2015
Lynch got the ball rolling and opened the scoring with a 43-yard pass to Phil Mayhue, putting Memphis up 7-0.
— Memphis Tigers (@BR_MEMTigers) November 28, 2015
Lynch next found Doroland Dorceus on a screen for a 16-yard touchdown to make the score 14-0.
P. Lynch pass, to D. Dorceus @28isBack 16 yds for a TD https://t.co/HrFgkK1tRM Doroland off to a good start.
— Chad Johnson 🦁DL (@CoachChadJ) November 28, 2015
It was Frank Wims’ turn next, as he reeled in a 21-yard touchdown catch and Memphis then made it 28-0 by recovering a fumble in the end zone. But that was just the first quarter.
The scoring opened in the second quarter when Daniel Montiel caught Lynch’s pass for a 15 yard score, and then Anthony Miller caught one for 44 yards. Throw in a six-yard toss to Daniel Hurd and a 22-yarder to Mose Frazier, and Lynch has seven touchdown passes on the game, all to different receivers too.
Needless to say, Lynch is in a fine position to break Case Keenum’s record of nine TD passes in a game today.
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