Heismanpundit Player of the Week: Case Keenum

Houston’s Case Keenum, already the NCAA’s all-time total offense leader, has another momentous record within his sights.

He’s 901 yards shy of passing Hawaii’s Timmy Chang (17,072 career yards) to become the all-time NCAA career passing yardage leader. Knowing Keenum, he should get there within the next three games.

Note: I doubt anyone will ever break Keenum’s final yardage record–which should be in the 18,500 yard range–given that he had an extra couple games last year to add to the total before redshirting due to injury.

This past week was just another day at the office for Keenum, but it was spectacular enough to earn him Heismanpundit’s Player of the Week honors.

Keenum was 24 of 28 for 376 yards and 6 touchdown passes as Houston moved to 7-0 with a 63-28 win over Marshall.

His play is not going unnoticed, as several Heisman polls — including one that will be released on this web site tomorrow — have him among the top 5 contenders in the race.

Houston has a great chance to go undefeated, which means Keenum’s chances of making it to New York as a Heisman finalist could blossom as the season goes on.

We’re looking forward to watching him make history along the way.

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4 Responses to Heismanpundit Player of the Week: Case Keenum

  1. Craig October 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Keenum is the best college quarterback ever. With him at the helm, Houston is probably the fourth best team in the country behind LSU, Boise State, Alabama, then Houston. Houston rolled Oklahoma State a couple years ago in Stillwater, and Houston has improved monumentally on defense since then.

    How awesome would it be to see a BCS bowl of Luck versus Keenum? (Houston versus Stanford). Houston may struggle to stop Stanford’s rushing attack, but if Houston gets a big lead and forces Stanford to pass, it plays right into Houston’s gameplan…

    Keenum’s individual play is just sickeningly good. I think the dude is actually a cyborg sent back from the future to play college football. Forget being a finalist, he deserves to walk out with the trophy.

  2. Robert Clark October 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Case has had quite a year. Returning from injury against UCLA in a flawless performance, a second half comeback of 27 points, and last Saturday’s nearly flawless game where he threw for six touchdowns and only four incompletions, one of which was a throw-away to avoid a sack. Case is a great leader, has super football knowledge and is as accurate a quarterback to have ever played college football.

    The Heisman is about one year’s performance. If Case can string together 4 or 5 more games like last week he deserves to be invited to New York and I believe he will be. It will take something special though to actually land him the award. If he went 40 for 40 in a game that would do it. The funny thing is that a “hail mary” pass that bounces off defenders and into the hands of your receiver is more likely to garner votes.

    Kudos to this site for recognizing these accomplishments. Case knows that he owes a bunch to his linemen and the speedy sure-handed recievers/backs he throws to. Such is the case for all Heisman hopefuls.

  3. Mat October 27, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Did the Houston SIDs finally find HP?

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