Football Postgame Notes vs. #23/24 Southern Miss

Dec. 3, 2011

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« Houston became the third team in Conference USA history to make three C-USA Championship Game appearances... The Cougars joined Tulsa and UCF.

« In 2011, Houston has posted 47 scoring drives of six plays or less ... In addition, Houston has recorded 52 scoring drives lasting two minutes or less.

« Senior quarterback Case Keenum is 36-14 overall during his career... He surpassed Kevin Kolb earlier this year as the winningest starting quarterback in school history.

« Keenum finished his career with a 23-2 record at home.. Saturday's loss snapped his 22-game home winning streak...His only previous loss was a 37-35 loss to East Carolina on Sept. 29, 2007 in his second career start.

« Keenum continues to lead the nation in both passing yardage and TD throws this season ... Keenum finished with 373 yards and threw for one touchdown. He now has 5,099 passing yards and 152 touchdown passes.

« Keenum has 38 games of 300+ yards, extending his NCAA record in that category.

« Keenum has topped 300 yards passing in every game this season.

« Keenum owns the NCAA record for touchdowns responsible for (currently 175) and career points responsible for (currently 1,052).

« Keenum becomes the first player in NCAA history with three 5,000 yard passing seasons.

« Senior wide receiver Tyron Carrier extended his Conference USA record in career receptions ... Carrier now has 311 career receptions.

« Carrier recorded a reception in his 52nd consecutive game ... That streak is the longest in the nation.

« Senior wide receiver Patrick Edwards made five grabs for 28 yards and is Conference USA's career receiving yardage leader ... He passed former Rice Owl Jarett Dillard ... Edwards now has 4,279 career yards receiving.

« Edwards finished the game with five catches and is now No. 2 all-time in school history, trailing only Carrier ... Edwards now has 279 career receptions.

« Edwards hauled in a reception in his 47th consecutive game.

« With two rushing touchdowns, senior running back Michael Hayes now leads the Cougars with 11 rushing touchdowns this season.

« With his score at the 5:47 mark of the second quarter, senior running back Michael Hayes recorded his fifth straight game with a rushing touchdown.

« Hayes is tied for the team lead with 11 rushing scores... Hayes has 15 total TDs in 2011 with his four receiving touchdowns.

« Hayes has scored at least one TD in 11 of his last 12 games this year, including four games with multiple TDs ... He had two rushing scores vs. UCLA and one rushing TD and one receiving TD at North Texas, two TD catches vs. Marshall and two rushing scores against Southern Miss.

« With 171 receiving yards, senior wide receiver Justin Johnson recorded a career high... His total topped his previous best of 106 yards at Tulsa on Nov. 25.

« Johnson recorded his third straight 100-yard receiving game, his fourth of the 2011 season and the fourth of his career.

« With two touchdown receptions, Johnson has a career high 12 TD snags this season and has eight TD receptions over his last eight games.

« Johnson has recorded a receiving touchdown during each of his last three games.

« With Johnson's touchdown reception, the Cougars now boast two receivers with 10+ TD catches this season... Johnson now has 10 TD catches, and Edwards has 18.

« The Cougars are one of only two teams in the country with two receivers with double-digit touchdown catches (Edwards 18, Johnson 10)... Baylor's Kendall Wright (12) and Terrance Williams (10) are the only other team to accomplish this feat.

« Senior linebacker Marcus McGraw continues to work his way up the UH career tackles chart ... He finished with 499 and trails only Ryan McCoy's (1990-93) 507 career stops.



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