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Record night for Houston in win over Rice

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Houston’s 73-34 victory over intra-city rival Rice wasn’t the only thing the No. 18 Cougars got to celebrate tonight. The win, which puts UH at 8-0, came because of some record performances by quarterback Case Keenum and wide receiver/kick returner Tyron Carrier.

With his 100-yard game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown, Carrier tied the NCAA record career kickoff returns for touchdowns with seven. Carrier now shares that record with former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.

Just before halftime, Keenum tied former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for most career touchdown passes with 134; he went on to break that record with a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to receiver Charles Sims. In all, Keenum threw for 534 yards and a whopping nine touchdowns in the win.

The record for touchdown passes in a game? Eleven by David Klingler in 1990 (courtesy of Bryan Fischer of CBS Sports).

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9 Responses to “Record night for Houston in win over Rice”
  1. itstariq says: Oct 27, 2011 11:52 PM

    Patrick “MFing” Edwards. 318 yards and 5 TDs on just 7 catches. Holy wow.

  2. crazytoledo says: Oct 28, 2011 12:14 AM

    Sounds like someone was cheesing the Four Verts NCAA ’12 style

  3. itstariq says: Oct 28, 2011 12:47 AM

    that’s pretty much what it was.

  4. cmack21 says: Oct 28, 2011 3:43 AM

    I still dont know why they wont go to the Big 12… Who plays football in the Big East

  5. florida727 says: Oct 28, 2011 7:56 AM

    I’m not saying this to take a cheap shot at Houston. I think they’re exciting to watch, but I’d love to see them go up against a defense like LSU or ‘Bama, just to see what they could accomplish. Their style of play against a traditional hit-you-in-the-mouth-every-chance-you-get type defense, I think, would be incredibly entertaining. More TDs than 3-and-outs? Great athletes on offense v. great athletes on defense. That would be awesome for fans of college football.

  6. whyalwaysthehate says: Oct 28, 2011 10:53 AM

    I think Keenum’s footwork is suspect, throwing off of his back foot and leaning backward on eight of his nine TDs. His throwing motion is not traditional pro-style, so his accuracy is suspect. He plays out of a spread offense, so he has a lot to learn about the pro game. I didn’t see him take a snap from center, so I question his ability to do so at the next level. He is not a NFL caliber quarterback.

    Merril Hoge

  7. southernpatriots says: Oct 28, 2011 11:12 AM

    florida727: This game final was predictable and once we straighted out our mistake on having them against Baylor, we were right on the winner but did not envision 72 points no more than we envisioned 62 by the Saints.

    There are alot of these run and gun offenses out there but usually do not perform well against good defenses as you offered. With their low SOS, just to play some team in the upper half of the Big 12 would be nice. Did not realize their SOS was 3 times worse than Stanford’s…any team in the SEC or Big 12 once the pass through their conference schedule should have a better SOS without scheduling Penn State, Oregon, West Virginia, and other out of conference teams.

    Great defenses together with good special teams will be great offenses if the great defensive team has just a moderate offense. The great defense will make takeaway situations, maybe some pick 6s and a fumble or two. The good special teams can put the great offense backed up to its own goal to start most drives and that greatly statistically reduces its scoring opporunties.

    The computer programs are using SOS measurements (though not all using Sagarin’s) and so are the polls (Harris and Coaches) each to widely varying degrees with no standard at all. They could even consider SOS one week and not consider it the next week, or weigh it 50% one week and the next week only 20%…the bottom line is there is no standard or consistency scale they have to meet.

    One might think each of these ranking services or factors in the BCS rankings are consistent one week to the next, but there is no assurance of this because there is no objective standard for any of them.

    As JT has already written and will likely do so again…what he wants is 4 or more teams to be undefeated, then the BCS will really have a public relations problem, hopefully bringing more pressure toward a playoff system.

    Houston could easily run the board as Stanford could. Less likely is OK State with A&M and OK yet coming. Arkansas looms as a great opponent and could be spoiler for anyone they are yet to play.

    It appears WVU will join the Big 12/10. Good for them. So, our CFT moderator and others extrapolate from this that Missouri must be coming to the SEC though it appears they have not asked the Big 12/10 for release, nor applied officially for membership in the SEC yet. All those may be formalities that could happen within a few days of one another but powerful MO politicians want MO to stay in the Big 12/10 of which they were founding members of its predecessor so many years ago.

  8. seanmmartin says: Oct 28, 2011 1:59 PM

    Houston will probably see a BCS game. Maybe it will be the loser of Alabama-LSU?

    I hate Mark May, but he hit the nail on the head with Houston. Couple close calls though…

  9. fcmlefty1 says: Oct 28, 2011 4:14 PM

    “Houston will probably see a BCS game. Maybe it will be the loser of Alabama-LSU?”

    It would take an amazing set of circumstances for Houston to play in a BCS game. It is possible though I guess

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