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    Oct. 3, 2009

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    AS A RANKED TEAM
    ** Saturday's game was the first time that the Cougars played as a top-15 team since competing at No. 10 in a 40-10 loss at No. 2 Miami (Fla.) on Sept. 12, 1991.

    ** The Cougars fell to 54-24-4 (.683) when ranked in the top 15 of the Associated Press poll... The Cougars fell to 82-28-3 (.739) when ranked in the top 20 of the AP poll... The Cougars fell to 84-29-3 (.737) when ranked in the AP top-25 poll.

    ** The Cougars fell to 5-3 (.625) when ranked at No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.

    ** The Cougars saw their three-game winning streak when ranked at No. 12 in the Associated Press poll snapped...The Cougars had not lost when ranked at No. 12 since a 45-39 loss at No. 13 Arkansas on Oct. 28, 1989.

    TEAM NOTES
    ** The Cougars scored on a touchdown on the opening drive for the third time in four games this season... The Cougars recorded an interception on their opening drive against Oklahoma State on Sept. 12, 2009.

    ** With 41 points, the Cougars scored in their 110th consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.

    ** The Cougars fell to 30-16-1 (.663) all-time in their conference openers.

    ** The Cougars fell to 9-5 (.643) all-time in their Conference USA openers... The loss snapped the Cougars' three-game winning streak in Conference USA openers... Prior to Saturday, UH had not lost a C-USA opener since a 44-41 setback in double overtime at UTEP on Sept. 16, 2005.

    ** The Cougars fell to 24-22-1 (.521) all-time in their conference road openers.

    ** The Cougars fell to 6-8 (.429) all-time in their Conference USA road openers... Saturday's loss snapped the Cougars' three game-winning streak in C-USA road openers ... Prior to Saturday, UH had not lost a C-USA road opener since a 44-41 decision in double overtime at UTEP on Sept. 16, 2005.

    ** The Cougars fell to 120-123-6 (.494) all-time when playing in the month of October.

    ** The Cougars fell to 4-4 (.500) all-time when playing on Oct. 3.

    ** The Cougars fell to 93-70-1 (.570) all-time against current members of Conference USA... The Cougars fell to 46-48 (.489) in Conference USA games since 1996.

    ** With 664 yards of total offense (536 pass, 128 rush), the Cougars have recorded at least 400 yards of total offense in 17 consecutive games... UH last failed to reach that milestone with 367 yards against TCU during the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28, 2007.

    UTEP SERIES NOTES
    ** The Cougars fell to 3-4 (.429) all-time against UTEP.

    ** With Saturday's loss, the Cougars saw their three-game winning streak against UEP snapped... Prior to Saturday, the Cougars had not lost to UTEP since a 44-41 setback in double overtime in El Paso on Oct. 21, 2006.

    ** The Cougars fell to 1-4 (.200) all-time when playing UTEP in El Paso.

    HEAD COACH Kevin Sumlin NOTES
    ** Head coach Kevin Sumlin fell to 1-1 (.500) all-time against UTEP during his career.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES
    ** With 51 completions, junior quarterback Case Keenum set a UH single-game record... His total topped the previous record of 48 completions thrown by David Klingler against SMU on Oct. 20, 1990.

    ** With 76 pass attempts, junior quarterback Case Keenum tied a UH single-game record... His total equaled the previous best set by David Klingler against SMU (Oct. 20, 1990).

    ** Junior quarterback Case Keenum's total of 536 passing yards was the most since Jimmy Klingler threw for 613 yards against Rice on Nov. 28, 1992... His total ranked as the fifth highest in UH single-game history.

    ** With 536 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded a personal single-game best... His total trailed only the 490 yards he posted at Rice (Nov. 29, 2008)... The Cougars fell to 0-1 during games in which Keenum reached 500 yards.

    ** With 536 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for at least 400 yards in seven games during his career... The Cougars fell to 5-2 (.714) during games in which Keenum throw for at least 400 yards.

    ** With 536 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for at least 300 yards in 17 games during his career... It was his fourth straight game this season with at least 300 yards and his 17th 300-yard game in the last 18 contests... The Cougars fell to 10-7 (.588) during games in which Keenum throws for at least 300 yards.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for at least one touchdown in 20 consecutive games and 29 of 31 games during his career... Keenum's last game without a touchdown pass came against Tulsa on Nov. 10, 2007.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the fifth game of his career with at least five touchdown passes.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the eighth game of his career with at least four touchdown passes.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 12th game of his career with at least three touchdown passes.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 18th multi-touchdown game of his career... It also was the 15th time in the last 17 games that Keenum has thrown for at least two touchdowns.

    ** Junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown a touchdown pass in his last 20 consecutive games, extending his school record... The previous record was 18 consecutive games by Andre Ware from 1988 to 1991.

    ** With 76 passing attempts, junior quarterback Case Keenum posted a single-game high in that category... His total topped his previous high of 61 attempts at Oklahoma State on Sept. 6, 2008.

    ** With 76 passing attempts, junior quarterback Case Keenum posted a single-game high in that category... His total topped his previous high of 43 completions at Oklahoma State on Sept. 6, 2008.

    ** Saturday's game marked the second straight game that the Cougars had two receivers record 100-yard receiving games... Freshman running back Charles Sims posted 122 yards and sophomore wide receiver Tyron Carrier added 104 yards against Texas Tech on Sept. 29.

    ** Sophomore wide receiver Tyron Carrier recorded his second straight 100-yard receiving game... Carried posted 104 yards against Texas Tech on Sept. 29.

    ** With 115 receiving yards, sophomore wide receiver Tyron Carrier recorded the eighth 100-yard game of his career... The Cougars dropped to 5-3 (.625) during games in which Carrier reached triple digits.

    ** With 147 receiving yards, junior wide receiver James Cleveland set a personal single-game high in that category... His total topped his previous best of 101 yards set at Purdue on Oct. 20, 2007, when he competed at Iowa.

    ** With 147 receiving yards, junior wide receiver James Cleveland recorded the first 100-yard game of his career at Houston... His total topped his previous UH single-game high of 85 yards against Texas Tech on Sept. 26... The Cougars fell to 0-1 during games in which Cleveland reached triple digits.

    ** With two field goals, sophomore kicker Jordan Mannisto recorded the third multi-field goal game of his career... It also was his second straight multi-field goal game.

    ** With his blocked extra point at the 5:53 mark of the third quarter, junior L.J. Castile recorded the first blocked kick of his career.

    ** Sophomore linebacker Kris Johnston made the first start of his career.

    KEENUM IN THE C-USA RECORDS BOOK
    ** With 536 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into 10th place in Conference USA career history... Keenum now has 8,975 career passing yards... Up next in the UH records book is East Carolina's David Garrard, who threw for 9,029 yards from 1998 to 2001.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into ninth place in Conference USA career history with 71 career touchdown passes... Up next in the C-USA records book is Tulane's Patrick Ramsey, who threw for 72 touchdowns from 1998 to 2001.

    ** With 544 yards of total offense (536 pass, 8 rush), junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into ninth place in Conference USA career history.. Keenum now has 9,659 yards (8,975 pass, 684 rush) of total offense during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is UAB's Darrell Hackney, who recorded 9,978 yards of total offense from 2002 to 2005.

    ** With five touchdowns responsible for, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into fifth place with Louisville's Chris Redman (1996-99) in Conference USA career history.. Keenum now has 90 touchdowns responsible for during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Memphis' Danny Wimprine, who was responsible for 93 touchdowns from 2001 to 2004.

    ** With 51 completions, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into ninth place in Conference USA history.. Keenum now has 728 completions during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Houston's Jason McKinley, who completed 786 passes from 1997 to 2000.

    KEENUM IN THE HOUSTON RECORDS BOOK
    ** With seven 400-yard passing games during his career, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into sole possession of second place in that category in school history during his career... He broke out of a tie with Andre Ware, who threw for six 400-yard games from 1987 to 1989... Up next in the UH records book is David Klinger, who recorded eight 400-yard passing games from 1988 to 1991.

    ** With 17 300-yard games during his career, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into a tie with Kevin Kolb, who set a school record with 17 300-yard games from 2003 to 2006.

    ** With 435 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the sixth 400-yard passing game of his career... He tied with Andre Ware for the second most 400-yard passing in UH career history... Up next in the UH records is David Klingler, who recorded eight 400-yard passing games during his career.

    ** With 51 pass completions, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into third place in UH career history with 728 career completions... Up next on the list is Jason McKinley, who completed 786 passes from 1997 to 2000.

    ** With 536 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into third place in Houston career history... Keenum now has 8,975 career passing yards... Up next in the UH records book is David Klingler, who threw for 9,430 yards from 1988 to 1991.

    ** With 544 yards of total offense (536 pass, 8 rush), junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into second place in Houston career history.. Keenum now has 9,659 yards (8,975 pass, 684 rush) of total offense during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Kevin Kolb, who set a school record with 13,715 yards of total offense (751 rush, 12,964) pass from 2003 to 2006.

     

     

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