Football Postgame Notes vs. Texas State
Sept. 4, 2010
** Saturday's attendance of 32,119 was the biggest crowd in the history of John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium... It topped the previous record of 32,114, set against Texas Tech on Sept. 26, 2009.
** Saturday's crowd was the largest home-opening crowd in the history of Robertson Stadium.
** Saturday's crowd was the largest home-opening crowd to watch the Cougars play since 37,652 fans watched Houston face California inside the Houston Astrodome on Sept. 6, 1997.
** This marked the third straight season that the Cougars scored at least 55 points in their season opener... Houston defeated Southern 55-3 (Aug. 30, 2008) and Northwestern State 55-7 (Sept. 5, 2009).
** Houston's 68 points was the most by a Conference USA team in a season opener in league history... It also ranked as the eighth-highest total by any C-USA team in league history.
** The Cougars' 68 points was the second-highest total in a season opener in school history... The 1991 team opened with a 73-3 win against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31, 1991.
** Six different players (junior running back Bryce Beall, junior running back Michael Hayes, junior receiver Patrick Edwards, senior receiver James Cleveland, sophomore receiver Isaiah Sweeney, senior receiver James Cleveland) scored in Saturday's win.
** Houston improved to 83-90-3 (.480) all-time during the month of September.
** Houston snapped a three-game losing streak to Texas State and earned its first win against the Bobcats.
** Sumlin improved to 1-0 against Texas State during his career.
** Keenum set the Houston career record and now has 1,562 passing attempts... Keenum moved past Kevin Kolb, who threw 1,565 passes from 2003 to 2006.
** Keenum has thrown a touchdown pass in his last 31 consecutive games, extending his school record... The previous record was 18 consecutive games by Andre Ware from 1988 to 1991. ** Keenum has thrown for at least one touchdown in 31 consecutive games and 39 of 41 games during his career... Keenum's last game without a touchdown pass came against Tulsa on Nov. 10, 2007.
** With 17 completions, Keenum moved into eighth place in NCAA FBS career history... Keenum now has 1,098 completions during his career... Up next in the NCAA FBS records book is Hawai'i's Colt Brennan, who completed 1,115 passes from 2005 to 2008.
** Senior linebacker Matt Nicholson's 42-yard interception return for touchdown late in the first half was the first score of his career... It also was the second interception of his career.
** Junior linebacker Sammy Brown, freshman defensive back Zach McMillian, freshman punter Richie Leone, freshman defensive back Aaron Johnson, freshman defensive back Shane Ros, senior defensive back Jacky Candy, freshman defensive back Kent Brooks, freshman defensive back D.J. Jones, freshman linebacker George Bamfo, freshman linebacker Austin Wilson, sophomore running back Terrell Douglas, freshman linebacker Efrem Oliphant, freshman offensive lineman Kevin Forsch, freshman offensive lineman Ralph Oragwu, freshman offensive lineman Ty Cloud, freshman tight end Kenneth Bibbins, freshman receiver Darian Lazard, sophomore linebacker Nathan Ramirez and freshman defensive Jeremiah Farley made their collegiate debuts.
** In that above group, McMillian, Leone, Johnson, Brooks, Jones, Wilson, Oliphant, Bibbins and Farley are true freshmen.