November 6, 2011

Keenum Sets NCAA Career Passing Yards Mark

By - Kris Fletcher

Last night in a 56-13 win over UAB, Houston's Case Keenum threw for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history.

Photo by: Brody Schmidt
Keenum passed former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang's career record of 17,072 yards in the third quarter on a 16-yard completion to Justin Johnson.

He completed 39 of 44 passes for the game, with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.

"I'm having a blast playing football right now," Keenum said following the contest. "It's been a very special season, and we still have a lot of special things out in front of us."

Keenum already held the NCAA career records for touchdown passes and total offense. He has passed for more than 400 yards in five games this season, while totaling 34 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions.

The Cougars (9-0 overall, 5-0 Conference USA) have won their first 9 games for the first time in school history.

Up next, they take on the Tulane Green Wave in Louisiana Thursday night.


  1. He's been playing like 10 years. It would be more surprising if he DIDN'T get the record.

  2. Pretty much just a record based on longevity. In other words, no big deal.

  3. I seriously doubt it'll help his draft status.