On November 20, 1999, SMU traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to battle the Golden Hurricane in a late season WAC contest. The Ponies entered the game riding a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 109-32. Led by QB Josh McCown and a record-setting passing performance, SMU extended their winning streak on this late November day. McCown's record-setting day marks one of the 90 Greatest Moments in SMU Football History.
Armed with a hot arm and standing behind a confident offensive line, McCown and the Mustang receiving corps shredded the Tulsa defense. Starting in the first quarter and lasting until the first play of the fourth quarter, the Jacksonville, Texas native stood tall in the pocket completing a school record 19 straight passes. The previous record of 13 straight completions was set by Bobby Watters in a win at Rice in 1986.
McCown began his streak with 11 minutes remaining in the first quarter with a 9-yard pass to wideout Chris Cunningham. Over his remaining 18 straight completions to set the new Pony record, McCown passed for 253 yards. McCown's streak came to an end when he overthrew Bryan McDearman on the first play of the fourth quarter.
McCown finished the day completing 24 of 29 passes for an astounding .828 completion percentage. He racked up 300 yards passing to go along with 3 touchdowns leading SMU to their fourth consecutive win, 28-14, over the Golden Hurricane. McCown's performance lands him at No. 87 in our countdown of the 90 Greatest Moments in SMU Football History.