College Football 77 in 77: #54 Houston Cougars

The true mark of how much you love a sport/league is your devotion to watching out-of-market games that you have no connection/allegiance to. In 2009 I couldn’t wait to DVR Houston vs. Mississippi “I gotta have LESS Cowbell” State so I could see Houston Cougars QB Case Keenum play. I had just interviewed him on conference call (you can read that here) a couple weeks earlier and found him to be quite a mensch. And his ridiculous stats gave him a dark horse chance at the Hesiman, at that current time.

Yes, I truly am a college football DORK, as Keenum quickly became one of my favorite players to watch in the nation.

Unfortunately, Keenum went down with a season ending injury versus UCLA in week 3 in 2010, and the Cougars stumbled to a 5-7 record. However, Keenum is back on the Case this fall as the NCAA gave him an Evan Eschmeyer style sixth year of eligibility.

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