Ja'Terian Douglas' first carry of the game went for a 67-yard touchdown. His second carry went for 73 yards. That pretty much sums this game up.
Douglas ended up with 163 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries, leading the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 66-16 win over the Nicholls State Colonels Saturday night.
Quarterback Cody Green looked sharp before he was pulled in the second quarter, completing 10 of 15 passes for 130 yards and two scores. One of those touchdowns was a 31-yarder in the first quarter to the long-lost Willie Carter. I mentioned in the game preview that the Hurricane needed to get Carter more involved, and this is a good sign.
Nicholls State is coming off a 1-10 season where their only win was over an NAIA team. This loss drops them to 0-2 after falling to South Alabama last week. Despite the lopsided score, this game could have been much worse. TU head coach Bill Blankenship used his plethora of running backs to move the ball and grind the clock. The Hurricane ran 45 times for 333 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Tulsa defense looked sharp too, collecting five sacks and forcing three Colonels turnovers. Dexter McCoil's third-quarter interception of Landry Klann's pass was the 14th pick of his career, a new TU record.
Tulsa improves to 2-1 on the season and will host Fresno State next Saturday night. Fresno comes to town after putting a first-class beatdown on the Colorado Buffalos. Expect a high-scoring affair next Saturday in Tulsa.