(The Spread) – How many passing yards nad touchdowns will Houston’s dynamic quarterback Case Keenum have in 2011?

Oddsmakers currently list the over/under for number of passing yards by Keenum at 5,049.5, with the under carrying odds of –160 and the over carrying odds of +120. For number of passing touchdowns, Keenum’s over/under is 43.5, with the over and the under set at –120 juice.

In January of this year, the NCAA granted a sixth year of eligibility to Keenum, who missed the final nine games of the 2010 season with a torn knee ligament. He was closing in on several NCAA career records when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while attempting a tackle in a 31-13 loss at UCLA on September 18. He also suffered a mild concussion in a win over UTEP earlier in the year.

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The NCAA will only grant a year of eligibility if a player has missed two seasons because of an injury or circumstances beyond the player’s control. In Keenum’s case, he was granted a medical redshirt in 2006 because of a separated shoulder that he sustained late in his senior season of high school.

Keenum led the nation in total offense and passing yards in 2009 when he compiled 5,829 total yards, which included 5,671 passing. He ranks fifth in passing in Division 1-A history and needs 3,487 yards to surpass Tim Chang’s career mark of 17,072 and is 28 touchdown passes shy of Graham Harrell’s career record of 134.

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