Houston’s Keenum sets TD pass mark
Going deep with the FBS quarterbacks with 100-plus touchdowns
Houston senior quarterback Case Keenum established the FBS record with his 139th career touchdown pass as the 18th-ranked Cougars routed Rice 73-34 on Thursday night.
Here are the FBS players with at least 100 career touchdown passes:
• Case Keenum began his college career at Houston in 2006, when he was redshirted. In 2008, he led the nation in total offense as the Cougars won their first bowl game since 1980. He was injured during the 2010 season and was granted a sixth year of eligibility for '11. He became the FBS career leader in total offense on Oct. 22, eclipsing the previous record (16,910 yards) set by Hawaii's Timmy Chang.
On Thursday night in an often-driving rain, Keenum threw nine TD passes -- five in the second half -- to set the mark for career TD passes with 139. He eclipsed Graham Harrell's record on a 41-yard scoring pass -- Keenum's fifth of the game -- to Charles Sims with 11:35 remaining in the third quarter.
Keenum finished the game 24 of 37 for 534 yards. He also threw one interception. Patrick Edwards had seven catches for 318 yards and five touchdowns.
• Graham Harrell finished his Texas Tech career with an NCAA-record 134 passing touchdowns, breaking the previous mark of 131 set by Colt Brennan. In 2008, Harrell compiled 5,111 passing yards, becoming the first player to post multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons (2007 and '08).
• Colt Brennan set the record for touchdown passes on Nov. 23, 2007, throwing five against Boise State to surpass the mark set by BYU's Ty Detmer. Among the records held by Hawaii's Brennan: single-season record for most TD passes (58 in 2006), season passing efficiency (186.0 in '06), and the career mark for highest pass completion percentage (70.4).
• Kellen Moore was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2010, the first Boise State player to be a finalist for the award. With the Broncos' victory against Air Force on Oct. 22, he tied former Texas QB Colt McCoy with 45 wins. After a bye week, Moore can take sole possession of the record on Nov. 5 at UNLV.
• Ty Detmer finished his BYU tenure with 1,530 pass attempts; 958 completions; 15,031 passing yards; 121 touchdown passes; 14,665 yards of total offense; 135 total touchdowns; and 162.7 passer rating -- all were NCAA records at the time. He held 59 NCAA records and tied for three others.
• Timmy Chang played five seasons (2000-04) for Hawaii, where he started 50 of 53 games. He completed 1,388 of 2,436 passes (57 percent) for 17,072 yards and 117 TDs, breaking records of 1,231 completions in 1,883 attempts by Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury and 15,031 yards by BYU's Ty Detmer. Chang's 16,910 yards in total offense also eclipsed Detmer's previous record (14,465).
• Tim Rattay still holds several records, including average passing yards per game (386.2) and is second with 12,643 yards of total offense. He ended his career in the top five of every offensive category. Rattay set Louisiana Tech school records as a senior with 4,943 yards and 46 TDs to finish second in NCAA history in yardage.
• Danny Wuerffel finished his career by completing 708 of 1,170 passes for 10,875 yards with 114 TD passes, the best in SEC history and second-most in FBS annals. His career pass efficiency rating (163.56) was the all-time mark and his percentage of passes which went for a TD (9.74) ranked first. In 1995, his efficiency rating (178.4) set the single-season record. In '96, his efficiency rating (170.6) made him the first to post a rating of 170 or better in consecutive years.
• Colt McCoy, the 2008 Walter Camp Award winner, won more games as an FBS quarterback (45) than anyone else in history. In 2009, he won 13 of the top 15 major college player awards, including offensive player of the year. McCoy is one of the two FBS quarterbacks to average 10 wins per season for four seasons (Andy Dalton; Kellen Moore is on pace to become the third.)
• Dan LeFevour was the second player in FBS history to pass for more than 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000-plus yards in a single season (Vince Young). On Sept. 12, 2009, LeFevour passed Byron Leftwich as the MAC all-time leader in total offense. LeFevour is the only player in NCAA history with more than 12,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards. He also holds the FBS record for total touchdowns (150).
• Chase Daniel was a three-year starter at Mizzou and was a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2007 and '08. He finished his career with a school-record 13,256 yards in total offense, erasing Brad Smith's previous mark of 13,088. Daniel finished fourth in the Heisman voting in 2007 and was a second team All-America selection in '08.
• Chad Pennington was to be redshirted his freshman season (1995), however he led Marshall to the Division I-AA Championship Game. The following year, Pennington was redshirted. He returned to play in 1997 as Marshall moved to Division I-A. In 1999, Pennington led Marshall to a 13-0 record and finished his career 1,026 of 1,619 for 13,423 yards and 115 TDs with only 45 interceptions.
|Bold denotes active. Statistics through Oct. 27, 2011.|
|1||Case Keenum||Houston (2007-11)||139|
|2||Graham Harrell||Texas Tech (2005-08)||134|
|3||Colt Brennan||Hawaii (2004-07)||131|
|4||Kellen Moore||Boise State (2008-11)||123|
|5||Ty Detmer||BYU (1988-91)||121|
|6||Timmy Chang||Hawaii (2000-04)||117|
|7||Tim Rattay||Louisiana Tech (1997-99)||115|
|8||Danny Wuerffel||Florida (1993-96)||114|
|9||Colt McCoy||Texas (2006-09)||112|
|10||Dan LeFevour||Central Michigan (2006-09)||102|
|11||Chase Daniel||Missouri (2005-08)||101|
|12||Chad Pennington||Marshall (1995, 1997-99)||100|
|13||Chase Clement||Rice (2005-08)||99|
|Tim Hiller||Western Michigan (2005, '07-09)||99|
|Matt Leinart||USC (2002-05)||99|
|16||Trevor Vittatoe||UTEP (2007-10)||97|
|17||Kliff Kingsbury||Texas Tech (1999-2002)||95|
|Brady Quinn||Notre Dame (2003-06)||95|
|Philip Rivers||NC State (2000-03)||95|
|20||Max Hall||BYU (2007-09)||94|
|21||Russell Wilson||NC State (2008-10), Wisconsin (2011)||92|
|22||David Klingler||Houston (1988-91)||91|
|23||Todd Reesing||Kansas (2006-09)||90|
|24||Byron Leftwich||Marshall (1998-2002)||89|
|Peyton Manning||Tennessee (1994-97)||89|
|26||Sam Bradford||Oklahoma (2007-09)||88|
|Chris Leak||Florida (2003-06)||88|
|Jordan Palmer||UTEP (2003-06)||88|
|Tim Tebow||Florida (2006-09)||88|
|30||Chad Henne||Michigan (2004-07)||87|
|Troy Kopp||Pacific (1989-92)||87|
|Tim Lester||Western Michigan (1996-99)||87|
|Luke McCown||Louisiana Tech (2000-03)||87|
|34||Ken Dorsey||Miami (Fla.) (1992-95)||86|
|35||Bruce Gradkowski||Toledo (2002-05)||85|
|Chase Holbrook||New Mexico State (2005-08)||85|
|Landry Jones||Oklahoma (2009-11)||85|
|Kevin Kolb||Houston (2003-06)||85|
|Andrew Walter||Arizona State (2001-05)||85|