Houston Cougars quarterback Case Keenum was a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, and was up against two other quarterbacks in Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin III. Stanford's Luck walked away with the award over both Keenum and Griffin.
Keenum had an excellent season and was able to put Houston in position tomake a BCS bowl bid until they were upset by Southern Miss in the Conference USA title game. As for Keenum's stat line, he was head and shoulders above both Luck and Griffin in 2011. The passing numbers for Keenum were aided by playing in a wide open offense that had him throw the ball 41 times per game, and on the year he threw for 5,099 yards which was just over 1,000 yards more than Griffin and almost 2,000 yards over Luck. He also outpaced both players by throwing 45 touchdowns which was nine and 10 touchdowns more than both Griffin and Luck.
Even though Keenum did not win the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award he still set multiple all-time NCAA records and will go down as one of the most prolific statistical quarterbacks in college football history.
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