The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team capped off its 15 days of spring drills with the Annual Spring Game Saturday afternoon, a game that saw the Hurricane run 161 plays.
Tulsa Head Coach Philip Montgomery was pleased with today’s spring game and the overall spring season. “The best part of today is we got out healthy. We didn't get anybody else banged up and now it's time to pack this one up and move on. I was pleased with our effort.” said Montgomery.
The running game proved to be the offense’s bread and butter on Saturday as Ramadi Warren gained 176 yards and one TD on 17 carries, while D’Angelo Brewer rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown on 12 attempts. Each of their TD runs covered 66 yards.
“I thought we ran the ball at times really well. We had explosive runs today. D'Angelo, Ramadi and Rowdy, all, ran the ball well and we had explosive runs at some point throughout the scrimmage.”
Dane Evans completed 14-of-24 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. Chad President completed 7-of-14 passes for 62 yards, while Ryan Rubley was 6-of-18 on the day for 45 yards. Nigel Carter led the receiving corps with 76 yards on six receptions.
On the other side of the ball, the Hurricane defense forced the offense into 13 3-and-outs, while intercepting two passes, coming from Jeremy Brady and Diamon Cannon, and totaling 12 tackles for lost yardage, including five sacks for -21 yards
“Defensively, we really flew around. I think our young guys played extremely well. We had a ton of three-and-outs and that’s exactly what we wanted to see,” added Montgomery.
The Tulsa defense forced a three-and-out on the first two possessions, but on the fourth drive of the game Dane Evans led the offense on a 46-yard scoring march that covered six plays as Evans connected with Jarion Anderson on an 18-yard touchdown toss.
Redford Jones added a 32-yard field goal for the next score, and then two series later Brewer raced 66 yards on the first play from scrimmage for his touchdown. The defense struck on the next drive as Michael Rios recovered a fumble, while Jones added a 28-yard field goal on the next drive.
The offense finished off the scoring with two more rushing touchdowns, coming on a one-yard Rowdy Simon run, capping a 13-play drive that covered 75 yards, and a 66-yard Ramadi Warren touchdown, capping a three-play, 75-yard drive.
Season tickets for the six-game home schedule are now on sale online at TulsaHurricane.com, by calling 918.631.GoTU (4688) or by stopping by the Reynolds Center Athletic Ticket Office, Mon-Fri., 8:30-5 p.m., on the TU campus.
Ticket prices range from $78 to $270. Families can purchase the Mazzio's Family Fun Zone Ticket Plan, including two adults and two children, for only $195, which amounts to just $48.75 per family member for the six-game schedule.
Tulsa opens the home season against an old Western Athletic Conference rival, the San Jose State Spartans, on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Jarion Anderson 18 pass from Dane Evans (Redford Jones PAT)
Redford Jones 32 FG
D’Angelo Brewer 66 run (Redford Jones PAT)
Redford Jones 28 FG
Rowdy Simon 1 run (Redford Jones PAT)
Ramadi Warren 66 run (Nathan Walker PAT)
Player Att Yards TD Long
Ramadi Warren 17 176 1 66 yards
D’Angelo Brewer 12 123 1 66 yards
Rowdy Simon 22 68 1 24 yards
Passing Com Att Int Yds TD Long
Dane Evans 14 24 0 147 1 19 yards
Chad President 7 14 1 62 0 15 yards
Ryan Rubley 6 18 0 45 0 21 yards
Receiving Rec Yards TD Long
Nigel Carter 6 76 0 19 yards
Justin Hobbs 5 35 0 11 yards
Brodrick Umblance 3 27 0 16 yards
Jarion Anderson 1 18 1 18 yards
Defense Tackles TFL Sack PBU INT
McKinley Whitfield 8.5 0 0 0 0
Johnell Celistan 7.5 0 0 0 0
Petera Wilson Jr. 7 1/-1 0 0 0
Matt Linscott 5.5 1/-2 2/-11 0 0
Jeremy Brady 5 0 0 2 1/25