Nov. 24, 2008
HOUSTON - For the second straight week, University of Houston sophomore quarterback Case Keenum was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week. This is the third time this season that Keenum has been named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, and he shares this week's award with Tulsa's Tarrion Adams.
Trailing by 19 points, 28-9, early in the third quarter, Keenum passed for a career-high 480 yards and three touchdowns, to rally the Cougars past UTEP, 42-37, in the largest comeback in UH history. Keenum also rushed for two touchdowns, and his one-yard sneak with 41 seconds to play gave the Cougars the five-point win. He completed 41-of-51 of his attempts with no interceptions and led the Cougars on five second-half touchdown drives en route to his school-record 12th straight 300-yard plus passing effort.
Keenum currently leads the nation in total offense with 407.3 yards per game and is second in passing with 388.6 yards a contest. Keenum already has established career highs in every passing category, including attempts (502), completions (345), completion percentage (68.7), yards (4,274) and touchdowns (38).
The Cougars conclude the regular season with the Bayou Bucket clash against Rice at 2:30 pm at Rice Stadium with the West Division crown and a spot in the Conference USA Championship on the line.