Houston’s Case Keenum Breaks FBS Football Record

Keenum lights Rice up for career high nine TDs as Houston rolls 73-34.

Nash Herringtonby Nash Herrington

Houston signal-caller Case Keenum has spent his entire career shredding secondaries with ease and setting records in the process.

Last night against Rice he added another monumental passing record to his collection—FBS all-time passing touchdowns leader. The record-setting signal-caller connected on touchdown passes of 57, 21, 64, 18, 41, 20, 37, 22, and 47 yards to break former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell’s record of 134.

That’s just another day at the office for the man behind the nation’s top ranked passing attack.

He shredded Rice’s 115th ranked passing defense to the tune of 534 passing yards and a career-high nine touchdowns in a 73-34 blowout victory.

Though the final score might not indicate it—Rice was actually leading Houston in the contest early. The Owls were leading 17-7 in the first quarter—after a torrential downpour forced Keenum to fumble the ball allowing Rice to return it for a touchdown.

Then the rain stopped and an aerial assault of epic proportions commenced. Houston went on to outscore Rice 45-3 to take a 52-20 lead early in the third quarter. Keenum and the Cougars cruised to an easy victory the rest of the way.

Houston currently remains undefeated at 8-0 but their one roadblock to being undefeated still remains on the schedule—fellow C-USA opponent SMU.

Houston wide receiver Patrick Edwards was the beneficiary of the majority of Keenum’s touchdowns against Rice—hauling in seven catches for 318 yards and five touchdowns.

The numbers are so insane you would have difficulty putting those up in a video game—let alone real life.

Even though he already owns multiple NCAA passing records for the FBS—he’s about to add another one to his storied collection. Keenum is only 267 passing yards away from becoming the FBS career leader in passing yards. Former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang holds the mark with 17,072 yards.

Keenum and the Cougars will travel to UAB next week as they kickoff at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 5th.