No. 24 Coogs stomp Memphis

Houston's Case Keenum scrambles out of the pocket as he looks for a receiver during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Memphis, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

November 22, 2009 5:42:41 AM PST
Case Keenum threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns in just more than two quarters, and No. 24 Houston beat Memphis 55-14 on Saturday. Keenum set a school record for touchdown passes with 94, surpassing David Klingler's 91.

He was replaced by backup Cotton Turner after an 18-yard pass to L.J. Castile put Houston (9-2, 5-2 Conference USA) ahead 49-14 after its first drive in the third quarter.

It was an easy win for a team trying to get back on track after last week's surprising loss to Central Florida, which left the Cougars in second place in the West division.

Memphis (2-9, 1-6) was led by Curtis Steele, who had 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns.