Case Keenum Throws for 9 TDs, Sets NCAA Pass Record
University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum set another NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record on Thursday night during his team’s 73-34 route of Rice.
After toppling the NCAA career record for total offense on Saturday, Keenum became the FBS’ all-time touchdown pass leader when he scorched Rice’s 115th-ranked defense by throwing TD passes of 57, 21, 64, 18, 41, 20, 37, 22 and 47 yards.
When the smoke cleared, Keenum, who was 24-of-37 with 534 passing yards and one interception, had brought his career touchdown pass total to 139, breaking former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell’s record of 134.
“You see our team jumping around with him at the end,” UH coach Kevin Sumlin told the Houston Chronicle. “Our guys understand that, they know that and I think they appreciate where they are right now and what’s at stake.”
Keenum however, wasn’t the only one to rewrite some record books on Thursday. UH senior receiver Tyron Carrier began the game by returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, tying former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller’s all-time record (seven) in the process.
“I feel like we’re a pretty special team,” Keenum said following his squad’s video game-like performance. “Our mindset has been the same since day one; hopefully we’re changing other people’s minds about us.”