Second-Half Surge Downs North Texas At Tulsa, 28-3
TULSA, Okla. (9/16/06) ? North Texas was unable to contain Tulsa's second-half explosion, falling to the Golden Hurricane 28-3 at Skelly Stadium on Saturday.
TULSA, Okla. (9/16/06) North Texas was unable to contain Tulsa’s second-half explosion, falling to the Golden Hurricane 28-3 at Skelly Stadium on Saturday.
On the arm of quarterback Paul Smith, Tulsa (2-1) pulled away from a 7-3 halftime lead to down the Mean Green (1-2). Smith threw for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns while completing 21-of-31 passes.
After a defensive struggle in the first two quarters,
The Golden Hurricane came right back on its next possession with a 70-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown run from Brandon Diles.
Diles added another touchdown run, an eight yard scamper, with just under nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Golden Hurricane ended the game with a 401-89 advantage in total yardage, holding
A tale of two halves, the opening quarters were a defensive slugfest. The Mean Green picked off Smith twice in the first quarter alone, with defensive ends Jeremiah Chapman and Blake Burruss each recording their first career interceptions.
Chapman’s interception helped to set up the game’s first score. The pick gave the Mean Green great field position and Brandon Jackson’s 23-yard catch put the
The Golden Hurricane pressured in the closing seconds of the first half. NT defensive back Korey
Tulsa capitalized with a with a four-yard touchdown pass from Smith to tight end Ted Curtis as time expired to give the Golden Hurricane a 7-3 lead heading into the locker room.
Mean Green punter Truman Spencer struggled early, but rebounded nicely by blasting a career-best 57-yard boot in the second quarter. Through three games this season, Spencer has seven punts of 45 yards or greater.
The Mean Green head to
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