Houston Football Postgame Notes
Sept. 5, 2009
** The Cougars have won three of their last four season openers... Only a 48-27 loss at Oregon on Sept. 1, 2007, prevents a longer streak.
** The Cougars are 22-14 (.611) all-time during season openers at home.
** With 55 points, the Cougars scored in their 107th consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.
** The Cougars are 80-90-4 (.471) all-time when playing in the month of September.
** The Cougars have recorded at least 400 yards of total offense in 14 consecutive games... UH last failed to reach that milestone with 367 yards against TCU during the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28, 2007.
** Since 2008, the Cougars have recorded 14 games with at least 400 yards of total offense, nine games with at least 500 yards of total offense, six games with at least 600 yards of total offense and one game with over 700 yards of total offense.
** With the seven points that Northwestern scored, it marked the lowest opponent scoring total since Houston defeated Texas Southern 59-6 on Nov. 24, 2007.
** Head coach Kevin Sumlin is 2-0 in season openers.
** Head coach Kevin Sumlin is 1-0 all-time against Northwestern State.
** Junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for at least 300 yards in 14 games and at least 400 yards in five games during his career.
** After recording 359 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum now has 7,656 career passing yards, which ranks fifth in the UH career record books... Up next on the list is Andre Ware in fourth place with 8,202 yards.
** Junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into ninth place in the Conference USA career records with 78 touchdowns responsible for... Up next on the list is David Garrard (East Carolina) with 81 touchdowns.
** With his 7,656 career passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum moves into 13th place in the C-USA career record books. 4
** Junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded nine passing plays of 20 yards or more.
** With his 23-yard touchdown reception at the 11:34 mark of the first quarter, freshman running back Charles Sims scored the first touchdown of his career.
** With his 128 receiving yards, freshman running back Charles Sims recorded his first 100-yard receiving game of his career.
** Freshman running back Charles Sims recorded two touchdowns against Northwestern State for the first multiple touchdown game of his career.
** Sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner completed his first career pass attempt on an eight-yard pass in the third quarter.
** In his first career action, sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner went 9-for-14 with a touchdown pass, the first touchdown pass of his career.
** Freshman linebacker Phillip Steward had a team-high 13 total tackles in his Cougar debut.
** Redshirt freshman linebacker Kris Johnston had seven total tackles in his Cougar debut.
** Sophomore kicker Jordan Mannisto set a new personal best with seven PAT attempts... His total topped his previous high of six at Rice on Nov. 29, 2008... Mannisto's six PATs made equaled his career high from that same Rice game.