I watched the game -- it was almost surreal. The sound of 93,000
people getting very, very quiet as their multi-digit lead was whittled
I really thought Case would pull it off. It was the very last play
and all or nothing. He forced it when he was under pressure (freshman
mistake) and it was picked. That's the kind of game he learned
from in my opinion.
Very similar thing happened when Keenum almost beat Andy Dalton's
TCU team in the Houston Bowl. UH was a pretty hefty dog if I remember
Case started the game and most of his skills players were sick from
the flu. This is also a game he had to play with an interim head
coach, as Art Briles had literally just left to coach Baylor a week or
They lost the game on the last play, where Case threw a perfect pass
to a tight end that dropped it in the endzone. Couldn't blame the
tight end though -- he had been vomiting the entire game and needed
TCU, Bama, Ok. St., Texas Tech, UCLA #2, etc. showed me what kind
of guts the kid has when the chips are down. Never seen that
kind of stuff from Schaub or Yates..
At this point Keenum has more to prove before he sees any regular
season playing time. But I won't count him out..
Originally Posted by 76Texan
Exhibit number two.
Case Keenum vs Alabama - 2007
Four weeks later, the Cougars faced Saban's Tides in Tuscaloosa.
It doesn't get any bigger than that.
His team would have players suspended before SEC play for violations of NCAA rules, but against the Cougars, they were stacked.
That D eventually have too many players that were drafted or played in the NFL after going undrafted. The drafted players are as followed:
Brandon Deaderick, Josh Chapman, Rolando McClain, Rashad Johnson, Marquis Johnson, Kareem Jackson, Javier Arenas, and Ramzee Robinson.
Keenum came in with 6:35 left in the third quarter, facing a 7-23 deficit.
He almost pulled out the game, but the Cougars lost by 6 (24-30),
He had led the offense to the 3 yard line of the Tides.
With no time left on the clock, Keenum threw an INT in the end zone.
I was not at the game, so I can't tell how it happened.
It was still a heck of an effort by Keenum though.
He actually gained 10 points for the Coogs when he was in there.
Who knows what could happen had he played more.