Boxscore
Houston 37, Southern Methodist 7
Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Robertson Stadium
Attendance - 32207

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Methodist 0 0 0 7 7
Houston 3 10 10 14 37

Recap


Case Keenum broke the NCAA record for career completions and No. 10 Houston stayed on pace for a BCS Bowl berth with a 37-7 victory over Southern Methodist on Saturday.

Keenum threw for a touchdown and rushed for another and Michael Hayes added a running score for the Cougars (11-0, 7-0 Conference USA), who are attempting to become the first Conference USA team to play in a BCS Bowl.

Houston entered Saturday ranked 11th in the BCS standings and needs to stay in the top 12 to get the non-automatic-qualifying bid. Boise State is ranked ahead of the Cougars but likely won’t win its conference, making it ineligible for the non-AQ bid.

Keenum needed just six completions to pass former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for the all-time NCAA completions record and ended up connecting on 30 of 45 passes for 318 yards.

SMU (6-5, 4-3) managed to corral the Houston offense more than most but began to fall off the pace with 46 seconds left in the second quarter, when Hayes rushed for a 36-yard touchdown to give the Cougars a 13-0 lead at the break.

Keenum’s touchdown pass at the end of the third made it 23-0 and he responded to the Mustangs’ lone score with a 16-yard rushing score with 6:17 remaining. The senior Heisman hopeful has 36 300-yard passing games in his career, tying him with Timmy Chang for the all-time record.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:02
Houston   FG  Houston 3 - Southern Methodist 0
2nd Quarter - 14:10
Houston   FG  Houston 6 - Southern Methodist 0
2nd Quarter - 0:46
Houston   TD  Houston 13 - Southern Methodist 0
3rd Quarter - 6:32
Houston   FG  Houston 16 - Southern Methodist 0
3rd Quarter - 0:30
Houston   TD  Houston 23 - Southern Methodist 0
4th Quarter - 8:33
Southern Methodist   TD  Houston 23 - Southern Methodist 7
4th Quarter - 6:17
Houston   TD  Houston 30 - Southern Methodist 7
4th Quarter - 1:18
Houston   TD  Houston 37 - Southern Methodist 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Methodist Houston
W/L 6 - 5 - 0 11 - 0 - 0
Conference 4 - 3 - 0 7 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Methodist Houston
Score 7 37
First Downs 16 25
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 263 513
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-24 31-148
Average/Rush 0.9 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 23-40 32-47
Passing Yards 239 365
Average/Pass Play 5.4 7.8
Penalties-Yards 7-30 2-11
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 31:50 28:10

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McDermott 23/40 239 1 1
Houston (11 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Keenum 30/45 318 1 0
C. Turner 2/2 47 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Wimbley 7 19 2.7 0
J. Williams 10 11 1.1 0
M. Stone 1 5 5.0 0
B. Dugal 1 1 1.0 0
J. McDermott 7 -12 -1.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Hayes 15 68 4.5 1
C. Sims 8 44 5.5 0
C. Keenum 4 19 4.8 1
B. Beall 2 14 7.0 0
B. Welford 1 2 2.0 0
T. Carrier 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Beasley 6 84 14.0 0
D. Thompson 7 64 9.1 0
D. Johnson 5 56 11.2 1
T. Wilkerson 4 25 6.2 0
J. Williams 1 10 10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Johnson 9 99 11.0 1
M. Hayes 3 78 26.0 0
G. Collins 1 43 43.0 1
P. Edwards 5 38 7.6 0
B. Beall 3 36 12.0 0
T. Carrier 5 34 6.8 0
C. Sims 5 33 6.6 0
R. Williams 1 4 4.0 0
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