Thanks to Houston's success at scoring in almost every facet of the game, the Cougars reigned in Case Keenum in the second half, benching him en route to a 73-13 win over Tulane. Still, Keenum's 325 yards and three touchdown passes continue to advance his Heisman campaign and pad his staggering career stats. To the fun facts, with bullet points!
- Keenum's career total offense is a growing NCAA record, currently at 18,434 total yards (17,537 yards passing).
- His career touchdown passes (144) is a NCAA record, and his touchdown passes this season (37) lead the country. Bonus: His touchdown to interception ratio (37 to 3) is the best in the nation as well.
- If Keenum passes for at least 49 yards next week against SMU, he'll achieve his third 4,000 yard passing season, making him the second player in history to do so (Hawaii's Timmy Chang being the first).
- Why stop at 4,000? It's feasible (but somewhat unlikely) that Keenum could pass for 1,397 more yards over four games (two regular season games, a potential C-USA title game and a bowl) and become the first player in NCAA history to pass for 5,000 or more yards in three different seasons.
- Keenum only needs seven more completed passes to pass Texas Tech's Graham Harrell for the NCAA record in completions (1,403). Considering Keenum opened the game against Tulane a perfect 7-for-7 and last week's UAB contest 11-for-11, that's somewhat of an inevitability.
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