TU Bounces Back From Close Loss To Houston With Runaway Win Over Tulane

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 7:37 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa football team battled Tulane at Chapman Stadium Saturday afternoon, but before the matchup got underway the program honored Hurricane legend Dennis Byrd who died in in a crash six days ago.

Current and former Hurricane players honored Byrd with his number 48 jersey during the coin toss and marked the 48-yard hash marks on the field.

TU To Honor Hurricane Legend Dennis Byrd At Saturday's Game Against Tulane

TU got on the board early in its homecoming matchup when Dane Evans connected to Keevan Lucas to give the Golden Hurricane a 7-0 lead. Tulane answered back with a six-yard rush to tie the game 7-all.

As Tulsa’s momentum started flowing, Dane Evans racked up a quick 78 passing yards, helping him record over 9,000 since TU joined the American Athletic Conference.

Josh Atkinson soon elevated the Hurricane’s lead 14-7 with 5:24 left in the first quarter.

D’Angelo Brewer opened the second quarter with a score to bump TU’s advantage 21-7.

At this point, TU was playing efficient on both sides of the ball and capitalizing on offensive possessions.

A 20-yarder from Redford Jones with 7:05 left in the second tacked three more to the board for Tulsa.

After a three and out for the Golden Hurricane defense, James Flanders helped TU take a 31-7 lead that the team carried into halftime.

TU’s defense opened the third quarter strong, holding Tulane to a field goal attempt in the red zone that sailed wide-right.

Rowdy Simon got things going in the second half for the offense with a 16-yard score to give Tulsa a 38-7 advantage.

Going into the final quarter TU held a 40-20 lead.

Playing the fourth quarter as hot as they played the first, second and third, Tulsa ended the game with a 50-27 victory over Tulane.