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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Cougars climb to No. 14 in latest polls; Keenum hauls in more accolades


Case Keenum's career-high nine touchdowns in the Cougars' 73-34 win over Rice helped him capture this week's Walter Camp Player of the Week award and UH move up to No. 14 in both polls. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

UH’s 73-34 win against Rice on Thursday did not go unnoticed.

On the strength of a career-high nine touchdown performance from quarterback Case Keenum, the Cougars  jumped to No. 14 in both the AP and USA Today Top 25 polls.

Keenum also threw for 534 yards. Today he was named the  Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week.

In the Cougars win over the Owls, Keenum passed former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for the most touchdown passes all-time. The previous week he passed former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang for the most total offense in NCAA history.

Keenum leads the NCAA with 3,219 passing yards and 32 touchdowns, and is second in quarterback rating (194.1) and yards per attempt (10.6).

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