David Klingler threw seven touchdown passes, offsetting an NCAA-record 690 passing yards by Texas Christian substitute quarterback Matt Vogler and leading sixth-ranked Houston to a 56-35 victory yesterday at home that left the Cougars as the only NCAA Division I team without a loss or tie.

The 1,563 yards the teams totaled broke the NCAA record of 1,436 yards by Arizona State and Stanford in 1981.

Houston (8-0 overall, 7-0 in the Southwest Conference) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 12, but only after fighting back in the third quarter. Vogler, subbing for injured starter Leon Clay, had rallied TCU to a 28-all tie with 7:15 left in the third quarter.

Vogler threw five touchdown passes and completed 44 of 79 passes enroute to breaking the NCAA yardage record of 631 by Utah's Scott Mitchell in 1988.

"You can take all these numbers and throw them out the window," said Vogler, a transfer from Auburn. "Without a victory, they mean nothing. I'd rather have the game. I had confidence going into the ballgame but there's no question my confidence level went up as the day went along. My offensive line and the receivers made it all possible. I have to give them the credit."

He and Klingler both beat the SWC single-game record of 517 passing yards set in 1989 by Houston's Andre Ware. Klingler completed 36 of 53 passes for 563 yards, for an NCAA record seventh 400-yard-plus passing performance of the season.

Chuck Weatherspoon, who became Houston's all-time leading rusher during the game, caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Klingler in the third quarter and ran four yards for another score with 12:31 to play to break the Horned Frogs' challenge.

NCAA SINGLE-GAME BESTS

Yds...Quarterback, Team..................Date

690...Matt Vogler, Texas Christian....11-3-90

631...Scott Mitchell, Utah...........10-15-88

622...Jeremy Leach, New Mexico........11-8-89

621...Dave Wilson, Illinois...........11-8-80

585...Robbie Bosco, Brigham Young....10-19-85

571...Marc Wilson, Brigham Young......11-5-77

565...Jim McMahon, Brigham Young.....11-21-81

564...Troy Kopp, Pacific.............10-20-90

563...David Klingler, Houston.........11-3-90

561...Tony Adams, Utah State.........11-11-72