Boxscore
Houston 48, Tulsa 16
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
Attendance - 29015

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 6 7 14 21 48
Tulsa 10 0 6 0 16

Recap


Case Keenum threw five touchdowns to lead No. 7 Houston to a perfect regular season with a 48-16 victory over host Tulsa on Friday at a sold-out Skelly Field.

The Cougars (12-0, 8-0 Conference USA) are the Conference USA West Division champions and will host the conference’s championship game on Dec. 3 against either Southern Miss or Marshall out of the East Division.

Houston entered the week ranked eighth in the BCS standings, so another win in the conference championship would likely mean the first-ever BCS bowl bid in school history.

Tulsa (8-4, 7-1 Conference USA) snapped a seven-game winning streak and missed out on a shot at the conference championship with the loss.

Keenum, the NCAA’s all-time leader in every major passing category, finished with 455 passing yards for the 37th 300-yard game of his career, a new FBS record.

Houston led 13-10 after a lethargic first half, but Keenum and wide receiver Patrick Edwards broke Tulsa’s back with two fourth-down touchdown connections in the third quarter.

On a fourth-and-10 from Tulsa’s 33-yard line three minutes into the second half, Keenum hit Edwards over the middle for a score to put the Cougars on top 20-10. Then, after the Golden Hurricane inched closer with two field goals, Keenum found Edwards again on a fourth-and-1 deep down the left sideline for a 38-yard touchdown that gave Houston a 27-16 lead.

Michael Hayes scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and Keenum added one more touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, as the Cougars pulled away.

Edwards finished with 181 yards and four receiving touchdowns.

Tulsa had multiple chances to tie or take the lead in the second and third quarter, but each drive ended with either a field goal or a turnover.

Quarterback G.J. Kinne hit Willie Carter for an 11-yard score on the Golden Hurricane’s first possession, but they never found the end zone after that point.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:16
Tulsa   TD  Tulsa 7 - Houston 0
1st Quarter - 6:39
Houston   TD  Tulsa 7 - Houston 6
1st Quarter - 1:14
Tulsa   FG  Tulsa 10 - Houston 6
2nd Quarter - 4:13
Houston   TD  Tulsa 10 - Houston 13
3rd Quarter - 12:08
Houston   TD  Tulsa 10 - Houston 20
3rd Quarter - 8:06
Tulsa   FG  Tulsa 13 - Houston 20
3rd Quarter - 7:02
Tulsa   FG  Tulsa 16 - Houston 20
3rd Quarter - 1:23
Houston   TD  Tulsa 16 - Houston 27
4th Quarter - 11:17
Houston   TD  Tulsa 16 - Houston 34
4th Quarter - 7:16
Houston   TD  Tulsa 16 - Houston 41
4th Quarter - 6:18
Houston   TD  Tulsa 16 - Houston 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Houston Tulsa
W/L 12 - 0 - 0 8 - 4 - 0
Conference 8 - 0 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Houston Tulsa
Score 48 16
First Downs 24 18
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
6-for-17
35%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 558 337
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-84 42-161
Average/Rush 2.5 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 35-48 19-38
Passing Yards 474 176
Average/Pass Play 9.3 4.6
Penalties-Yards 7-50 2-9
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 29:50 30:10

PLAYER STATS

Houston (12 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Keenum 33/46 457 5 0
C. Turner 2/2 17 1 0
Tulsa (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Kinne 19/38 176 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Sims 12 48 4.0 0
M. Hayes 12 36 3.0 1
B. Welford 4 12 3.0 0
C. Turner 2 -1 -0.5 0
C. Keenum 3 -11 -3.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Watts 16 62 3.9 0
J. Douglas 8 48 6.0 0
G. Kinne 13 44 3.4 0
A. Singleton 4 6 1.5 0
W. Carter 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Edwards 8 181 22.6 4
J. Johnson 7 106 15.1 1
T. Carrier 9 68 7.6 0
C. Sims 4 51 12.8 1
M. Hayes 4 44 11.0 0
E. Smith 1 16 16.0 0
B. Beall 1 5 5.0 0
B. Welford 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. James 4 43 10.8 0
W. Carter 4 42 10.5 1
C. Sears 3 33 11.0 0
B. Burnham 3 30 10.0 0
T. Watts 4 24 6.0 0
J. Douglas 1 4 4.0 0
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