New Offenses Speed Demise of College Records

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Keenum threw for 407 yards and 2 more touchdowns in a 56-13 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Nov. 5, making him the F.B.S. career leader in passing yards as well. He also holds the record for total offense, with 18,434 yards and counting.

Those are impressive accomplishments for Keenum, an overlooked recruit who was sidelined for almost all of last season with an injured anterior cruciate ligament but has returned this year to lead the 11th-ranked Cougars to a 10-0 record. But his records may not last long. In college football these days, passing marks seem to fall as often as autumn leaves.

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