December 3, 2011 |
In a way, Case Keenum's final home game at Houston ended appropriately. His final pass went for — what else? — a touchdown. The rest of the equation just didn't add up, not for a quarterback who has rewritten major-college football's record book and whose team was one victory away from its first Bowl Championship Series bowl appearance. That scoring pass, of 13 yards to Justin Johnson , came with three seconds left in Houston's 49-28 loss to Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA championship game.
November 19, 2011
at No. 11 Houston 37, Southern Methodist 7: Case Keenum set the Football Bowl Subdivision career record for completions, threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Cougars stayed unbeaten. Keenum completed 30 of 45 passes for 318 yards, a modest day for the nation's leader in total offense and pass efficiency. He set the completions mark on his seventh throw, breaking the previous mark (1,403) set by Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (2005-08). The Cougars' sixth-year quarterback also joined Hawaii's Tim Chang as the only quarterbacks to reach 4,000 yards passing in three seasons, and he tied Chang's FBS record for career 300-yard passing games (36)
September 11, 2012 |
David Piland was at home watching on television as his University of Houston teammates played UCLA at the Rose Bowl two years ago. A true freshman, he was expected to redshirt that season, and learn in practice from watching record-setting Cougars quarterback Case Keenum. But just a few minutes after the game ended, Piland's cellphone started convulsing. "Coaches were texting me and calling, saying, 'We need you here tomorrow,' " Piland recalled in a phone interview Tuesday.
November 8, 2009 |
No. 13 Houston 46, at Tulsa 45: Matt Hogan kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Cougars (8-1, 4-1) over the Golden Hurricane (4-5, 2-3) in a Conference USA game. The field goal finished off another thrilling comeback led by quarterback Case Keenum. After getting sacked on a potential tying two-point conversion with 21 seconds left, Keenum got the Cougars into field goal range after an onside kick to add to his impressive Heisman resume. Keenum finished with 522 yards on 40-for-60 passing with three touchdown passes.
December 6, 2009
East Carolina 38, No. 18 Houston 32: Dominique Lindsay and Giavanni Ruffin each ran for two touchdowns and the defense hung in against a powerful offense to help the Pirates (9-4) beat the Cougars (10-3) in the Conference USA championship game at Greenville, N.C. Dwayne Harris also had a big day with 123 yards receiving and a 22-yard touchdown catch. Case Keenum had a big day for Houston, completing 56 of 75 passes for a title-game-record 527 yards and five touchdowns. James Cleveland had 19 catches for another game-record of 241 yards.
August 31, 2008 |
at Navy 41, Towson 13: Shun White rushed for a school-record 348 yards at Annapolis, Md., as the Midshipmen won in Coach Ken Niumatalolo's debut. White scored on runs of 33, 87 and 73 yards in breaking Eddie Meyers' record of 298 set in 1981 against Syracuse. Tulsa 45, at Alabama Birmingham 22: David Johnson passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Hurricane, which outscored UAB, 24-0, in the second half of a season-opening Conference USA matchup. at Marshall 35, Illinois State 10: Darius Marshall rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown and Darius Passmore caught touchdown passes of 88 and 13 yards for the Thundering Herd at Huntington, W.Va.