Originally written on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/25/14

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 17: Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars passes the ball during the game against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Robertson Stadium November 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 35-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
When the TicketCity Bowl was over, Case Keenum climbed through the stands and played conductor, leading the band in the school song. It was the encore performance to Keenum's swan's song, which he orchestrated to perfection as the Cougars used their high-octane offense to hand Penn State one final embarrassment in a forgettable season. Keenum — already the NCAA's career leader in terms of yards and touchdowns — was in peak form, throwing for 532 yards, the second-most passing yards ever against a Penn State defense (BYU's Ty Detmer had put up 576 in the 1989 Holiday Bowl). He completed 45 of 69 passes, more than anyone has attempted in Division I this season. In Keenum's last game, the Cougars made sure they got every last drop from the most prolific right arm in college football history. "I couldn't ask for much better right here," Keenum said of the way he wanted his career to end. "In the Cotton Bowl with all my friends, my teammates, a great U-of-H crowd, it's a great day. I'm ...
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