Keenum back in passing groove 1 year after injury
Sunday, September 11, 2011
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Next weekend will mark one year since a devastating knee injury to Houston quarterback Case Keenum could have ended his college career.
Now, two games into a rare sixth season of NCAA eligibility, Keenum is getting back into his passing groove.
While Keenum insists he's still readapting to the routine of preparing and then playing games, he threw for 458 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-23 victory at North Texas on Saturday night.
That included 284 yards and four TDs on the only drives he played after halftime as the Cougars (2-0) pushed a 20-17 lead to 48-17 to spoil North Texas' debut in its new campus stadium.
With his 26th victory as Houston's starter, Keenum matched Kevin Kolb for the most in school history.