One of the late games on Saturday night featured Houston going to El Paso to face UTEP. The game was tied 17-17 at halftime but UTEP came out firing in the second half and piled up 41 points, winning 58-41. If there was a bright side to Houston’s disappointing first loss of the season, it’s that their offense is still clicking. Maybe that’s an understatement. Houston quarterback Case Keenum attempted a school record 76 passes, also setting a school record with 51 completions. Keenum racked up 536 yards and 5 touchdowns as the team totaled 664 yards. So if the offense was that prolific, where did they go wrong?
For starters, Houston’s defense allowed 581 yards leading to 58 points. They also lost two fumbles and saw two trips in the red zone end in field goals which didn’t help. Keenum already has well over 2,000 passing yards in five games which is ridiculous. But much like Texas Tech, there’s only so much an offense can do if the defense can’t stop anybody. Think about this one for a second: Houston gave up 58 freaking points to a team that got hammered by Texas 64-7 the week before. Yikes.Google+