TULSA, Oklahoma -- Case Keenum threw for 457 yards and five touchdowns, Patrick Edwards had 181 yards receiving and four scores and No. 8 Houston earned a spot in the Conference USA championship game by beating Tulsa 48-16 on Friday.
The Cougars (12-0, 8-0) set a school season record by winning their 12th game. The 12 straight wins also match the school s longest winning streak, set over the 1990 and 91 seasons.
Keenum helped Houston pull away by hooking up with Edwards twice for touchdowns after the Cougars faced a fourth down in no man s land. He found Edwards cutting across the field for a 33-yard score on fourth-and-10 in the second quarter, then threw a deep ball to him for a 38-yard TD on fourth-and-1 in the third quarter.
That score came in the midst of 28 unanswered points by the Cougars.