The Houston Cougars kept their dominating streak alive for another week and improved to 7-0 by easily defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd 63-28. Prior to this game some Marshall players wanted to take out Keenum by injuring him so that they could see the backup. Well, Marshall did get to see Cotton Turner who is Keenum's back up, but it was due to how well Keenum was performing and not for taking him out.
In this game Keenum surpassed former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang to become the all-time total yards leader in NCAA history. Chang had 16,910 yards and Keenum surpassed that in the first half and ended up with over 17,000 total yards once he came out of the game.
On the day Keenum was nearly perfect by completing 24-for-28 passes for 376 yards and six touchdowns. One stat that is more amazing than Keenum's line is that Houston only held the ball for 17:42 and managed to put up 63 points.
Houston is now 7-0 and puts their undefeated record on the line against the Rice Owls.