Keenum, who leads the FBS with 2,333 yards of total offense, needs only 130 yards to break the total offense record of 16,910 set by Timmy Chang of Hawaii (2000-04).
But with all due respect to the 142 seasons of quarterbacks who have played before him, those records aren't the most significant achievement of Keenum's senior season.
Only 13 months ago, in the third game of his fifth year with the Cougars, Keenum tried to correct a mistake and created a bigger one. After throwing an interception to UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, Keenum took off after Ayers to make the tackle. Keenum tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.