Nov. 22, 2008
2008 Houston Cougars Football Postgame Notes
UTEP Miners (5-6, 4-3 C-USA) at Houston Cougars (7-4, 6-1 C-USA)
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 * John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium * Houston, Texas
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars recorded the biggest come-from-behind win in school history... The 19-point rally (down 28-9 with 3:46 left in the third quarter) topped the previous record of 17 (down 20-3 with 10:25 left in third quarter, vs. UAB, Oct. 9, 2008) and (down 24-7 with 7:55 left in second quarter, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 13, 1990).
** With Saturday's 19-point come-from-behind win, the Cougars recorded their third come-from-behind win trailing by at least 14 points during the 2008 season.
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars earned their sixth win in their last seven games.
** With Saturday's win, the Cougars recorded their eighth straight win on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium... That streak is the longest in the history of the facility and tied for the sixth 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 13 of their last 14 home games dating back to 2006.
** With 700 yards of total offense (220 rush, 480 pass), the Cougars recorded their season high in that category... In addition, it was the first time that the Cougars reached 700 yards of total offense in a game since racking up 748 yards against C-USA rival Rice (Oct. 13, 2007).
** With 42 points, the Cougars scored in their 104th consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.
** With the Cougars' win, the all-time series against UTEP is tied at 3-3... In addition, the Cougars won their third straight-game against the Miners.
** The Cougars improved to 125-97-4 (.52) all-time when playing in the month of November.
** The Cougars improved to 46-46 (.500) all-time in C-USA games.
** The Cougars improved to 3-6 (.333) all-time when playing on Nov. 22... In addition, the Cougars snapped a three-game losing streak when playing on Nov. 22... It was the Cougars first on Nov. 22 since a 34-7 win at Texas Tech in 1980.
** The Cougars improved to 16-3 (.842) all-time against the C-USA West Division.
** With the Cougars' win, they remain bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in the last six years.
** Prior to Saturday's game, the Cougar Football program honored 19 seniors... That group included offensive lineman Isaiah Agson, defensive lineman Ell Ash, offensive lineman Michael Bloesch, defensive lineman Jake Ebner, safety Kenneth Fontenette, tight end Mark Hafner, defensive lineman Billy Hartford, defensive lineman Phillip Hunt, safety Stephen James, long snapper Norbie Juist, linebacker Cody Lubojasky, defensive end Kenneth Peterson, linebacker Chris Pilot, offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers, defensive lineman Tate Stewart, offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer and cornerback Quinte Williams.
** With 480 yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum moved past 4,000 passing yards during the 2008 season... He finished the game with 4,274 passing yards this season... He joined Andre Ware (4,699 yards in 1989) and David Klingler (5,140 yards in 1990) as the only UH signal-callers to reach that milestone.
** With three touchdown passes, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum has thrown a touchdown pass in 14 consecutive games.
** With three touchdown passes, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded the 14th multi-touchdown game of his career.
** With three touchdown passes, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded the eighth game of his career with at least three touchdowns passes... It also was his third straight game with at least three touchdown passes.
** With 480 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded the fourth 400-yard passing game of his career and the 2008 season... The Cougars improved to 3-0 during games in which Keenum throws for 400 yards.
** With 480 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum moved into sole possession of third place in UH career history with four 400-yard passing games... Up next in the UH records book is Andre Ware, who recorded six 400-yard passing games during his career.
** With 480 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum recorded his 12th straight game with at least 300 yards to extend his school record... The Cougars improved to 7-5 (.583) during games in which Keenum reaches 300 yards.
** With 480 passing yards, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum set a personal high... His total topped his previous high of 404 yards set at Conference USA rival SMU (Oct. 18, 2008).
** With two rushing touchdowns, sophomore quarterback Case Keenum tied his career high... His total equaled his high set at UTEP (Oct. 27, 2007) and against Colorado State (Sept. 22, 2007).
** With 141 receiving yards, redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyron Carrier recorded the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career... The Cougars improved to 3-1 (.750) during games in which Carrier reaches triple digits.
** With 167 rushing yards, freshman running back Bryce Beall moved past 1,000 yards in 2008... He ended the game with 1,024 rushing yards to date... Beall became the 19th different player to reach that milestone... Those 19 players have reached 1,000 yards in a season 23 times in UH history.
** With 167 rushing yards, freshman running back Bryce Beall recorded the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career... The Cougars are 5-0 during games in which Beall reaches triple digits.
** 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 50th consecutive games dating back to the 2005 season... Fontenette and Hunt tied the school record held by Kevin Kolb (2003-06) and Vincent Marshall (2003-06).
** With his blocked field goal around the 12:44 mark of the first quarter, sophomore tight end Wesley Scourten blocked his fourth kick and third field goal of the season.