DALLAS -- Garrett Gilbert threw four scoring passes, and SMU returned three of its six interceptions for touchdowns and scored on a fumble return in a 72-42 victory over Houston on Thursday night.
Gilbert was 23 of 38 for 265 yards with two interceptions for the Mustangs (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA), and Zach Line ran for 113 yards and two scores.
SMU had 384 yards of total offense and Houston finished with 560.
Both schools are headed to the Big East next season.
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