Keenum’s return headlines Conference USA



MEMPHIS (AP) — Houston’s Case Keenum has already had an impressive career. Now he gets a sixth season to try and make it among the most productive in NCAA history.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior was granted a sixth season by the NCAA after a season-ending knee injury against UCLA on Sept. 18. He’s closing in on several NCAA career records, ranking among the top 10 with 13,586 passing yards and 107 touchdown passes.

Houston coach Kevin Sumlin said Keenum’s return means “a grown man” will lead the Cougars’ offense, noting the 23-year-old got married this summer and already has graduated.

Keenum’s return leaves C-USA stacked with quality quarterbacks. Several starters return, including Tulsa senior G.J. Kinne, who was C-USA’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 after throwing for 3,650 yards and 30 touchdowns.