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Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:50 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

On a night when one of the nation's most prolific passers needed an above average night to tie Graham Harrell for most career touchdown passes, Houston quarterback Case Keenum had an extraordinary night and shattered the NCAA record. Houston battled through an early Rice charge and rainy conditions to burn the Owls for 655 yards and a 73-34 win.

Keenum finished the night completing 24 of 37 throws for 534 yards and nine touchdowns, adding yet another record to his six-year career as a Cougar. Just a week ago, Keenum became FBS's career leader in total offense during Houston's 63-28 win over Marshall. So it wasn't surprising to see the star quarterback repeat a similar performance against Rice on Thursday night.

Rice jumped out to an early 17-7 lead in the first quarter, recovering a Keenum fumble for a touchdown. But the sixth-year senior answered quickly, tossing a 57-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Edwards on the final play of the period. From there it was all standard-issue Cougars offense, as the speedy attack wore down Rice and pulled away over the next 45 minutes of game time. Edwards continued to be a target of choice for Keenum on the record-setting night, finishing with 318 yards and five touchdowns - both career highs for the senior.

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Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Right on cue.... This shows a great deal of indulgence at best. Very selfish on behalf of UH. Not arguing the talent of Keenum, just the decision makng here. Just to use Kellen Moore for example..... Throw 3 or 4 tds, about 75 to 80 percent completion, get a decent lead in the mid 3rd.... Then hit the sidelines, and coach your replacements to be the best they can be! THAT is the mark of a Hiesman canidate, not padding stats when a game is out of hand.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Throwing bombs in the 4th quarter of games with a 5 score lead.   Kellen Moore or Colt McCoy (both of whom played in more balanced offenses) could have each blown away this record if they hadn't have spent half of the 4th quarters of their career on the bench.   Guys like Bradford too, if he had been healthy enough and played 4 years.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Wow...9 TDs against Rice Junior High.  This is what I call padding your Heisman stats.


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Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:53 pm
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Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Keenum is gonna be a very good nfl player Probably colts draft him i'll say



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Will it stand for years? With SMU running the June Jones offense, and all the other spreads in the country, who knows how long it will last‽ 



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:37 am
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Congrats Houston and Keenum.  What a great game or blow out for that matter.  This record will stand for years.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:36 am
 

Case Keenum sets another NCAA record in 73-34 win

Congrats Houston and Keenum.  What a great time or blow out for that matter.  This record will stand for years.


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