Oct. 5, 2009
The University of Houston football program today announced that Case Keenum was awarded the College Football Performance Quarterback Performer of the Week while James Cleveland was a CFPA Wide Receiver Honorable Mention.
The College Football Performance Awards proudly announces its Performers of the Week. The list consists of top Week 5 performers for each of the 14 CFPA trophies. CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
Keenum completed 51-of-76 passes for 536 yards and five touchdowns. His 51 completions set a new school record that bested David Klinger's total of 48 against SMU in 1990. Keenum's total of 76 pass attempts tied Klinger's record that same day. His total yardage figure of 544 is the highest total for a single game in 2009. The 536 passing yards Keenum recorded also established a new career best as he topped his previous mark of 494 yards against Rice in 2008.
Cleveland grabbed 14 catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The junior from Houston set career highs in all three categories. With Cleveland's career night, the Cougars are now able to boast that they are the only team in college football with four receivers all averaging over 74 yards per game (Tyron Carrier 88.5, Charles Sims 84.8, James Cleveland 78.0, Patrick Edwards 74.5).
The Cougars travel to Starkville, Mississippi to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs this Saturday 11:30 AM CST. The game will be televised on ESPN U.