Football Postgame Notes vs. UCLA
Sept. 3, 2011
1. Senior wide receiver Tyron Carrier became the school career leader in all-purpose yards... Carrier finished the game with 5,941 career all-purpose yards (315 rushing, 2,673 receiving, 2,803 kick return, 150 punt return).
2. With 138 receiving yards, senior wide receiver Tyron Carrier recorded the 10th 100-yard receiving game of his career... The Cougars improved to 6-4 (.600) during games in which Carrier reaches triple digits.
3. Senior wide receiver Tyron Carrier recorded a reception in his nation-leading 40th consecutive game, every game of his collegiate career.
4. Senior wide receiver Patrick Edwards recorded a reception in his 35th consecutive game.
5. Senior quarterback Case Keenum returned to the Cougar lineup after missing the final nine games of the 2010 season with a torn ACL... Keenum suffered the injury against UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 18, 2010.
6. With 340 yards (310 pass, 30 rush) of total offense, Keenum moved into fifth place in NCAA career history... Keenum now has 14,788 yards (13,896 pass, 892 rush) of total offense... He moved past Hawai'i's Colt Brennan (14,740, 2005-07) and BYU's Ty Detmer (14,665 yards, 1988-91)... Up next in the NCAA records book is Texas' Colt McCoy, who compiled 14,824 yards from 2006 to 2009.
7. With 310 passing yards, Keenum recorded the 26th 300-yard game of his career... It was his first 300-yard passing day since throwing for throwing for 527 yards (56-of-75) at East Carolina on Dec. 5, 2009, during the Conference USA Championship Game.
8. Senior running back Bryce Beall recorded the 40th touchdown of his career (33rd career rushing) at the 7:18 mark of the second quarter.
9. With his fumble recovery for a touchdown at the 9:31 mark of the fourth quarter, senior center Chris Thompson recorded the first touchdown of his career.
10. With six receptions, senior wide receiver E.J. Smith recorded a career high... His total topped his previous best of five against Memphis on Oct. 30, 2010.
11. Junior linebacker Phillip Steward recorded the first fumble recovery of his career around the 9:45 mark of the second quarter.
12. Nine Cougars made their first collegiate starts vs. UCLA, including three offensive linemen (Ty Cloud, Kevin Forsch and Rowdy Harper) and the entire defensive secondary (Zach McMillian, Chevy Bennett, D.J. Hayden and Colton Valencia). The others were Dominic Smith at nose guard and true freshman Derrick Mathews at linebacker.
13. With his 35-yard field goal, junior kicker Matt Hogan recorded his seventh consecutive field goal dating back to 2010... Hogan has not missed a kick since missing a 41-yard effort against C-USA rival UCF on Nov. 5, 2010... Hogan also has connected on 11 of his last 12 field goal tries.
14. Saturday's attendance of 31,144 was the 10th largest crowd in the history of Robertson Stadium... Of the l0 largest crowds in Robertson Stadium history, seven have been recorded since 2009.
15. With Saturday's win, the Cougars moved to 3-3 in the all-time series against UCLA... Houston also moved to 2-1 against the Bruins in Houston... Saturday's win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bruins and was Houston's first win against UCLA since a 24-16 win in the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sept. 8, 1979.
16. With 38 points, the Cougars set a high against UCLA... It topped the previous high of 24 points on Sept. 8, 1979 (24-16 win in Los Angeles) and on Sept. 19, 1998 (a 42-24 loss at Robertson Stadium).
17. Both teams combined for 1,023 yards of total offense... UCLA finished with 554 yards, while Houston tallied 469 yards.
18. At 92 degrees, Saturday's game tied as the sixth-hottest game in Houston history according to the best records... Tied as the second hottest home game in school history (vs. Army, Sept. 18, 2004)... Hottest game in school history was 101 degrees at Rice (L, 30-27, OT, Sept. 2, 2000).