The five best stats from Pittsburgh and Syracuse's record-breaking point total

Defense was optional in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon as the Panthers beat Syracuse 76-61, setting a new FBS record for points scored in a game with 137.

Pittsburgh scored its 76 points while averaging over 10 yards per carry and 27.9 yards per completion in the passing game. The Panthers defense was just good enough to get the win, but Syracuse ran an incredible 102 plays for 644 yards, completing 41-of-57 passes to put 61 points on the board.

For those wondering, the Over/Under for the game was 67.5. Pitt covered that on its own.

The box score for the game is absolutely mesmerizing.


That is what 1,291 yards of total offense on 159 plays looks like. That means the two teams averaged 8.1 yards per play for the game, which is absolutely insane.

Here are my five favorite things from the Pitt-Syracuse box score:

1. Pitt ran 57 plays and scored 76 points.
2. Syracuse ran 45 more plays than Pitt and lost by 16.
3. Pitt had 251 passing yards and four touchdowns on nine completions.
4. Pitt averaged 11.4 yards per play.
5. Pitt scored 76 points and did not cover the spread (24.5).

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Robby Kalland covers college football and golf for CBS Sports; he also dabbles in boxing, mixed martial arts and other sports. Prior to joining CBS in 2015, Robby spent time working for the Atlanta Hawks,... Full Bio

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