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    Nov. 21, 2009

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    2009 Houston Cougars Football Postgame Notes
    Memphis Tigers (2-9 * 1-6 C-USA East) at #24/22 Houston Cougars (9-2 * 5-2 C-USA)
    Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 * John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium * Houston, Texas

    TEAM NOTES
    ** With 55 points, the Cougars scored in their 116th consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.

    ** The Cougars are 127-99-4 (.560) all-time when playing in the month of November.

    ** The Cougars move to 4-3-1 (.562) all-time when playing on Nov. 21... Houston lost their previous two contest and had finished in a tie... UH last won on Nov. 21, defeating Texas Tech 15-7 in 1981.

    ** Houston scored 42 points in the first half for their highest first half point total this season... The Cougars scored 41 points in the first half against Northwestern State on Sept. 5, 2009.

    ** With the Cougars win over Memphis on Nov. 21, Houston set the Conference USA record for consecutive home victories with 14 in a row, dating back to Oct. 13, 2007.

    AS A RANKED TEAM
    ** The Cougars are 89-34-3 (.718) all-time when ranked in the Associated Press poll.

    ** The Cougars are 8-1 (.857) when ranked at No. 13 in the Associated Press poll.

    ** This marked the 10th week that the Cougars were ranked in the Associated Press poll... It is the highest total since the 1990 team was ranked for 13 weeks.

    MEMPHIS SERIES NOTES
    ** The Cougars are 11-9 (.550) in the all-time series against Memphis.

    ** The Cougars are 2-3 (.400) in the all-time series against Memphis at Robertson.

    HEAD COACH Kevin Sumlin NOTES
    ** Saturday's game was the first time that head coach Kevin Sumlin faced Memphis... Sumlin is 1-0 against Memphis during his career.

    ** Head coach Kevin Sumlin is 17-7 (.739) during his collegiate career... That is the best start by any Houston football head coach through his first 24 games.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES
    ** Junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown a touchdown pass in his last 27 consecutive games, extending his school record... The previous record was 18 consecutive games by Andre Ware from 1988 to 1991.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 24th multi-touchdown game of his career... It also was the 21st time in the last 24 games that he has thrown for at least two touchdowns.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 17th game of his career with at least three touchdown passes.

    ** With 405 passing yards, junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for more than 300 yards in 23 games during his career... It also was the 23rd time in the last 25 games that he has reached the milestone... The Cougars are 15-8 (.652) when Keenum reaches 300 yards.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum has thrown for at least one touchdown in 27 consecutive games and 35 of 37 games during his career... Keenum's last game without a touchdown pass came against Tulsa on Nov. 10, 2007.

    ** Junior quarterback Case Keenum connected with four different receivers on passing touchdowns... The last time Houston accomplished that feat was against Southern Miss on Oct. 31, 2009.

    ** With his 47-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver E.J. Smith, sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner completed the longest pass of his career.

    ** With his 173 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner recorded a career-high... His previous best was 88 yards against Northwestern State on Sept. 5, 2009.

    ** With his 16 passing attempts, sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner recorded a career-high... His previous best was 14 attempts against Northwestern State on Sept. 5, 2009.

    ** With his 13 completions, sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner recorded a career-high... His previous best was nine against Northwestern State on Sept. 5, 2009.

    ** Senior wide receiver Tim Monroe set a career-high with 92 receiving yards... His previous best was 74-yards against Tulane on Nov. 8, 2008.

    ** Senior wide receiver Tim Monroe made his first career start.

    KEENUM IN THE C-USA RECORDS BOOK
    ** With five touchdowns responsible for, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into second place in Conference USA history... Keenum now has 113 touchdowns responsible for during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Rice's Chase Clement, who accounted for 125 touchdowns from 2005 to 2007.

    ** With 29 completions, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into second place in Conference USA history... Keenum now has 971 completions during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Louisville's Chris Redman, who completed 1,031 passes from 1996 to 1999.

    ** With 39 passing attempts, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into fifth place in Conference USA history... Keenum now has 1,415 attempts during his career... Up next in the C-USA records book is Memphis' Danny Wimprine, who threw 1,469 passes from 2001 to 2004.

    KEENUM IN THE HOUSTON RECORDS BOOK
    ** With 29 completions, junior quarterback Case Keenum set a Houston career record... Keenum now has 971 completions during his career... Keenum moved past Kevin Kolb, who had 964 completions from 2003 to 2006.

    ** With five touchdown passes, junior quarterback Case Keenum set a Houston career record... Keenum now has 94 touchdown passes during his career... Keenum moved past David Klingler, who threw 91 touchdown passes from 1988 to 1991.

    ** With 39 passing attempts, junior quarterback Case Keenum moved into second place in Houston career history... Keenum now has 1,415 passing attempts during his career... Up next in the Houston records book is Kevin Kolb, who attempted 1,565 passes from 2003 to 2006.

     

     

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