Nov. 24, 2009
Following his performance in the Cougars' 55-14 victory against Memphis, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum was selected as the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Keenum had a record-setting day as he established new highs in Houston history. The Abilene, Texas native surpassed David Klinger's record in career touchdown passes, setting it at 94. Keenum also broke Kevin Kolb's record in career completions, totaling 971.
Keenum was able to revel in the Cougars' victory, and his own personal accomplishments earlier than Houston is used to as of late. Keenum engineered a seven-play scoring drive to put the Cougars up 49-14 on the opening possession of the second hand before handing the ball over to backup sophomore quarterback Cotton Turner.
Keenum finished the day with 405 yards on 29-of-39 passing with five touchdown passes.
This is the 13th weekly C-USA award for the Cougars this season. Keenum improved upon the records he already holds in Player of the Week awards in a season (6) and career (9).
Keenum was also chosen by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention quarterback of the week.
Southern Miss junior QB Martevious Young will share the Offensive Player of the Week with Keenum. Rice sophomore CB Travis Bradshaw earned Defensive Player of the Week and East Carolina junior KR/WR Dwayne Harris was awarded the Special Teams Player of the Week.