Houston Football Postgame Notes
Nov. 15, 2008
2008 Houston Cougars Football Postgame Notes
** The Cougars 70 points against Tulsa is a school record for points against a ranked opponent. The last time Houston scored 70 points was in a 73-3 win over Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31, 1991.
** The 70 points the Cougars scored against Tulsa is the 11th most points scored in a single game.
** Saturday marked the second game this season that the Cougars faced a ranked opponent... UH defeated No. 23 East Carolina 41-24 on Sept. 27 in Greenville, N.C.
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars defeated their second ranked opponent in 2008... It was the first time since 1984 that the Cougars defeated multiple ranked teams in one season... In 1984, the Cougars won at No. 6 SMU 29-20 (Oct., 20, 1984) and at No. 3 Texas 29-15 (Nov. 10, 1984).
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars enjoyed their first win against a ranked opponent in Houston since a 56-49 win in overtime against C-USA rival and No. 20 Southern Miss on Nov. 9, 1996... It was the program's first win in regulation against a ranked opponent since a 36-31 win over No. 13 Texas A&M (Oct. 13, 1990).
** Saturday's win was the Cougars' first victory against a ranked opponent on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars recorded their seventh straight win on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium... That streak is the longest in the history of the facility and the seventh longest in any UH facility... The Cougars have not lost a home game since a 37-35 setback against C-USA rival East Carolina (Sept. 29, 2007) and have won 12 of their last 13 home games dating back to 2006.
** The Cougars lead 18-16 in the all-time series against Tulsa... In addition, the Cougars are 12-7 all-time against Tulsa in Houston and 2-0 when play on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
** The Cougars are 124-97-4 all-time when playing in the month of November.
** The Cougars are 45-46 all-time in C-USA games.
** The Cougars are 4-4 all-time when playing on Nov. 15.
** The Cougars are to 10-1 (.909) all-time in games televised by CBS College Sports/CSTV and have won their last eight games televised by that network... The Cougars have not lost a game on CBS College Sports/CSTV since a 35-20 setback against C-USA rival Memphis on Oct. 15, 2005.
** The Cougars are 15-3 all-time against the C-USA West Division.
** With the Cougars six wins they are now bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in the last six years.
** With six touchdown passes, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 13th multi-touchdown game of his career.
** With his six touchdown passes, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum moved into third place in UH single season records with 35. Up next on the list is Andre Ware, who threw 46 touchdown passes during the 1989 season.
** With 402 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded his 11th straight game with at least 300 yards to extend his school record.
** With his 402 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum becomes only the fourth player in school history to record at least three 400 yard games during his career.
** With his touchdown pass at the 10:44 mark of the first quarter, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum threw the 30th touchdown pass of the season, moving him into fourth place with Kevin Kolb (2006) for single season touchdowns.
** Sophomore quarterback Case Keenum, with his touchdown pass at the 10:44 mark of the first quarter, became just the fifth quarterback in school history to throw for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.
** With his 15-yard touchdown run at the 8:34 mark of the second quarter, freshman running back Bryce Beall recorded his fifth-straight game with at least one rushing touchdown... He became the first player to accomplish that feat since running back Joffrey Reynolds from Oct. 12 to Nov. 16, 2002.
** Senior safety Kenneth Fontenette and senior defensive end Phillip Hunt each competed in their 49th consecutive games dating back to the 2005 season... Fontenette and Hunt moved into a tie with Donnie Avery (2004-07), Perry McDaniel (2004-07) and Kade Lane for fourth place in UH career history... Up next in the UH records book are Kevin Kolb (2003-06) and Vincent Marshall (2003-06), who each hold the school record with 50 consecutive games during their careers.
** Junior punter Chase Turner set a career-long with his 71 yard put in the first quarter.
** His 66-yard touchdown pass at the 4:31 mark of the second quarter, was a career long for redshirt freshman Tyron Carrier. His previous long of 50 yards at Marshall was on Oct. 28, 2008.
** With his 93-yard kickoff return in the second quarter, redshirt freshman Tyron Carrier set a career long. It ties Claude King against Miami (9/26/87) for the sixth longest kickoff return in school history. The last time the Cougars scored on a kick return was Donnie Avery's 100-yard return against East Carolina on Sept. 29, 2007.
** With his six touchdown passes, sophomore Case Keenum set a career-high for touchdown passes in a game. The last time a Cougar passed for at least six touchdowns was when Jimmy Klingler threw for seven touchdowns against Rice on Sept. 28, 1992.
** Sophomore cornerback Loyce Means' 69-yard interception return was the first interception returned for a touchdown in his career.
** Sophomore cornerback Loyce Means recorded the first multi-interception game of his career with three interceptions. His three interceptions tie for the third highest in UH history. The last time a Houston player had three interceptions in a game was Will Gulley against East Carolina on Nov. 6, 2004.
** With his 142 career extra point attempts, junior kicker Ben Bell moves into eighth place among FBS active career extra points attempted. He also as 137 career extra points made, tying him for eighth place with Clark Fangmeier of Rice for career extra points made among active FBS kickers.
** With his 127 receiving yards, redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyron Carrier set a career-high in receiving yards. His previous high was 108 yards against UAB on Oct. 9, 2008.
** Junior linebacker C.J. Cavness made his first career start.