Houston Cougars senior quarterback Case Keenum became the NCAA’s All-time passing leader with a 407 yard passing, 2 touchdown performance in a 56-13 win over UAB in Birmingham, Alabama.
Keenum shattered another NCAA record completing 39-of-44 passes. He also rushed for 2 touchdowns in the game. He moved past former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang (17,072) on the Football Bowl Subdivision passing yardage list, making it the third straight week that Keenum has claimed a major offensive record. In addition to his 17,212 passing yards, the sixth-year senior now owns the NCAA FBS marks for total offense, passing touchdowns and total touchdowns.
Although most collegiate fans were busy watching what was happening just 50 miles away in Tuscaloosa, between Alabama and LSU, there were 13, 909 on hand to watch Houston improve to 9-0, their best start in school history.
“It’s been a really special season, -“Keenum said. “And it’s cool that we still have a lot of special things in front of us.”
“I’m not going to take any of these things lightly. I know for a fact that it’s a very special honor, but I’m not going to fully enjoy it and celebrate until after the season. And hopefully I’ll have a lot more to celebrate than just the records.”
The Cougars who will travel to Tulane this weekend improved to 5-0 in Conference USA play for the first time in school history. It also marked the program’s fourth 5-0 start in conference play.