Keenum Picks Up Another Award
Dec. 10, 2007
Houston, Texas - University of Houston redshirt freshman quarterback Case Keenum¬ - the Consensus 2007 Conference USA Freshman of the Year - was named Honorable Mention, Freshman All-America by The Sporting News, as it was announced on December 10.
Stepping into the shoes of the departed Kevin Kolb, Keenum led the Cougars to an 8-4 record and a Co-West Division Championship with Tulsa. Under Keenum's leadership, the Houston offense generated 513.17 yards and 36.33 points per game, as Keenum was the top freshman quarterback nationally to lead an offense ranked in the Top 9. He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and was an honorable mention, Conference USA selection as well.
Keenum passed for 1,924 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 69.8 percent (164-of-235) of his passes, while rushing for an additional 414 yards and nine scores. His passing efficiency rating of 148.30 ranked 16th nationally, and he averaged 194.83 yards of total offense per game.
Keenum was named the CollegeSportsReport.com Division I-FBS National Performer of the Week, on Sept. 25 after leading the Cougars to a 38-27 comeback win over Colorado State. Keenum entered the game at the 11:00 mark of the second quarter with the Cougars trailing 14-3 and led the Cougars on four scoring drives to overcome the largest home deficit since 2000.
Keenum completed his first 12 passes and finished the day with 197 yards and two touchdowns passing on 18-of-22 attempts. Keenum also rushed for 57 yards and scored the first two touchdowns of his career, the first on an eight-yard run to take the lead, 31-27, with 6:18 to play, and then later his one-yard sneak capped the Cougar scoring.
The Cougars are scheduled to play TCU in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28, at 7 pm at Reliant Stadium.