NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at Houston|
(Saturday, October 8th)
Final Score: Houston 56, East Carolina 3
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Case Keenum threw for 304 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the Houston Cougars in a 56-3 rout of the East Carolina
Pirates in a Conference USA bout at Robertson Stadium.
Patrick Edwards hauled in 12 passes for 133 yards to go with a pair of
touchdowns in the win for Houston (6-0, 2-0 C-USA), which has started the
season 6-0 for the first time since the 1990 campaign. Tyron Carrier added
seven receptions for 53 yards and a score as well for the Cougars, while
Charles Sims gained 84 yards with two touchdowns on the ground as well.
Dominique Davis and Rio Johnson both saw time under center for East Carolina
(1-4, 1-1), but neither had much success when taking the snaps. Davis
completed 13-of-23 for 169 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions,
while Johnson completed 13 passes for just 94 yards and one pick. Torrance
Hunt ran for 65 yards in the loss, while Lance Lewis caught five balls for 73
The Cougars jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the opening period of play
following a one-yard Bryce Beall plunge, and added a three-yard scoring
connection between Edwards and Keenum just over two minutes later.
The Pirates responded with a 54-yard Michael Barbour field goal late in the
From there, it was all Houston, as the Cougars rattled off 42 unanswered
points, beginning with a five-yard run from Sims early in the second quarter.
Sims found the end zone again midway through the frame following a four-yard
scamper, while Keenum found Edwards once more late in the stanza with an
eight-yard strike to give the Cougars a 35-3 halftime cushion.
A 19-yard scoring run from Michael Hayes early in the third quarter extended
the Cougars advantage to 42-3, while a 27-yard completion from Keenum to
Carrier early in the final stanza pushed the lead to 49-3.
The Cougars added an eight-yard run for a score by Cotton Turner with under
two minutes remaining, accounting for the final score of the meeting.
Tonight's performance earned Keenum second-place on the NCAA all-time passing
yards list with 15,895 yards.
10/09 00:02:15 ET