Miss St. Faces a Different Offense...Again

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - And now for something completely
different: the Houston Cougars and Case Keenum.

Mississippi State defended the run-oriented hybrid offense of
LSU two weeks ago, then got ready for Georgia Tech's alien triple
option last Saturday. There was Auburn's free-wheeling spread
attack and Vanderbilt's ultraconservative approach.

The Cougars live on the other end of the spectrum. They've
averaged more than 98 offensive plays a game the last two weeks and
Keenum is coming off a 536-yard passing performance with a
Conference USA-record 51 completions.

After years of uniformity, college football's offensive coordinators are breaking the mold in every way imaginable. And way out there on the edge is Houston's offense.