Keenum was just getting started, though, as he ended up throwing for nine touchdown passes in a 73-34 win over Rice on Thursday night.
It was all part of a historic night for Keenum. He passed former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell as the NCAA's all-time leader in touchdown passes. Keenum actually shattered the record as he passed Harrell with his fifth TD strike of the night.
Keenum, however, wasn't able to break the NCAA single-game touchdown pass record. In fact, he didn't even break the school record. That belongs to David Klingler who threw an unheard of 11 touchdowns in a 1990 game against Eastern Washington.
The main beneficiary of Keenum's work on Thursday night was Patrick Edwards. The senior wide receiver had seven catches on the evening, five of which wre touchdowns. Edwards piled up 318 receiving yards in the process.
Keenum was pulled for backup Cotton Turner midway through the fourth quarter. When it was all said and done, Keenum completed 24 of 37 passes for 534 yards. He did throw an interception to go along with his nine touchdowns. Still, not a bad ratio.