The University of Tulsa met it’s match on Saturday when a red hot Oklahoma State University team thrashed the Golden Hurricane 65-28 in front of 51,778 fans at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys got on the board first, settling for a 49-yard Dan Bailey field goal on it’s opening possession after their drive stalled on the Tulsa 32 yard-line. From there, OSU didn’t look back, scoring on their next nine drives.
"We played about as poorly as we could possibly play," said Head Coach Todd Graham. "You got to give them credit. They whipped our tails and dominated the football game."
Tulsa’s lone score of the first half came on a one-yard run by G.J. Kinne 3:04 before halftime. Kinne ended a rough outing with one touchdown pass, while connecting on 22 of 34 attempts for 219 yards and three interceptions. Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden completed 23 of 32 attempts for 409 yards and six touchdowns as the Cowboys set a school record with 722 yards of offense. The eight touchdown passes made by Pokes’ quarterbacks were the most allowed by TU in school history.
Freshman Trey Watts scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. Former Glenpool High School standout Marco Nelson followed with an 87-yard interception return for a score.
The Golden Hurricane (1-2) return home for a 6 p.m. kickoff against NCAA-FCS Central Arkansas (3-0) on Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tickets are available at the Reynolds Center ticket office, online, or by calling 631-GOTU (4688).
UAB 34, Troy 33
SMU 35, Washington State 21
UTEP 42, New Mexico State 10
Memphis 24, Middle Tennessee 17
UCF 24, Buffalo 10
UCLA 31, Houston 13
Bowling Green 44, Marshall 28
Northwestern 30, Rice 13
Virginia Tech 49, East Carolina 27