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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Football

Quarterback gets props for performance in comeback win


Senior quarterback Case Keenum got another pat on the back from Conference USA yesterday, winning his second C-USA Offensive Player of the Week Award this season.

Only UH players have earned the accolade so far. Senior wide receiver Patrick Edwards won the award after last weekend’s win against North Texas, Keenum previously won it after the Week 1 victory against UCLA.

Keenum completed 25 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns — one to senior running back Michael Hayes and the other two to Edwards. He had 15 incompletions and two interceptions in the Cougars’ 35-34 win versus Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

The signal-caller helped rally UH back from a 27-point deficit in the second half by marching the offense into the end zone on four consecutive possessions. It was the biggest comeback in school history,

Through three games, UH is the top passing team in the country, averaging 408 yards per contest. Keenum is also the NCAA leader in total offense with an average of 382.7 yards per game.

On the year Keenum is completing almost 67 percent of his passes for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has a quarterback efficiency of 168.6.

Keenum has thrown for at least 300 yards 28 times, has thrown for multiple touchdowns in a game 29 times and he is tied for fourth in NCAA history with 117 touchdown passes.

 

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