Heisman Watch: Week 13

QB Case Keenum
Text: Cory McCartney, SI.com
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#5

QB Case Keenum

Houston, Sr.

Last week: 33-of-46 passing for 457 yards and five TDs in 48-16 win over Tulsa.

Season (12 games): 342-of-467 passing for 4,726 yards, 43 TDs and three INTs; 44 rushes for 122 yards and three TDs.

His continued place on this list isn't about career achievements, though let's not forget that Keenum is putting the finishing touches on one of the greatest statistical runs the position has ever seen. He's now leading FBS in total offense (397.4), passing yards per game (393.8), TDs (43) and points responsible for (23.3). The Cougars' level of competition continues to be ammunition for his detractors, but it shouldn't hold Keenum back. While Houston has faced nine defenses that rank 62nd or worse, Hawaii's Colt Brennan faced seven, along with two FCS schools, in finishing third in '07 behind Tim Tebow and Darren McFadden. And just like Brennan when he reached NYC, Keenum has his team in the hunt for its first BCS berth.

Next up: Saturday vs. No. 24 Southern Miss in C-USA title game

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