Tulsa Postgame Notes vs Tulane
Tulsa won the toss and deferred to the second half. It was the second time this season Tulsa won the coin flip.
Three Tulsa players have started over 30 games in their careers, and added to that total today as defensive end Cory Dorris started his 38th of 39 career games played, center Trent Dupy started his 37th of 39 career games played, and Dexter McCoil started his 31st of 38 contests played.
Redshirt freshman Trent Martin made his first career start playing the MIKE position. Martin opened Tulsa's first defensive series with a solo tackle.
On Tulane's opening drive, Tulsa redshirt freshman defensive tackle Derrick Luetjen dropped quarterback Ryan Griffin for a two-yard loss and his first career sack. He finished the game with two sacks for a total loss of 11 yards. It was the second consecutive game for Tulsa to have a player with two sacks. DeAundre Brown had two sacks against Iowa State last week (9/1/12).
At the 2:52 mark of the first quarter, senior tailback Alex Singleton scored his 20th career touchdown on a two-yard run.
At the 0:24 mark of the first quarter, Singleton scored his 21st career touchdown on a one-yard run. He now has six career multi-touchdown games.
Tulsa ended the first quarter with a 14-3 lead. Tulsa has scored double-digit points in the first quarter of both of its games this season and nine times in its last 11 games.
At the 13:54 mark of the second quarter, Thomas Roberson scored his second touchdown of the season on a 74-yard pass from Cody Green. The scoring play marked Roberson's longest career catch. His previous long was a 47-yard touchdown reception from G.J. Kinne at the 2010 Hawai'i Bowl (12/24/10). It was also Tulsa's longest pass play since a 75-yard touchdown from Kinne to Willie Carter in the 2010 season opener against East Carolina (9/5/10).
Green's 74-yard strike to Roberson marked the longest completion of his career. His previous career long was a 45-yard pass from his freshman season at Nebraska in 2009.
At the 8:58 mark of the second quarter, Jordan James scored his first touchdown of the season and his second career touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Green.
At the 4:48 mark of the second quarter, Singleton scored his third rushing touchdown of the game on a two-yard run. It was his third career three-touchdown game. He also had three rushing touchdowns during the 2011 season against Marshall and SMU.
At the 0:45 mark of the second quarter, senior transfer Khiry Cooper caught his first career pass with Tulsa on a 17-yard strike from Green, his former Nebraska teammate.
At the 0:27 mark of the second quarter, redshirt freshman Derek Patterson caught his first career pass on a six-yard toss from Green.
Tulsa's 35 first half points were the most since the team scored 42 in the first half against Marshall last season (11/12/11).
At the 7:39 mark of the fourth quarter, Kalen Henderson scored his first career rushing touchdown on a five-yard run.
At the 4:26 mark of the fourth quarter, freshman Daniel Schwarz recorded his first career field goal on a 45-yard kick.
Sophomore Keyarris Garrett finished the game with a career high 73 yards and a career high four receptions. He previously had tallied 38 yards on six receptions in eight career games.
Sophomore Thomas Roberson finished the game with a career high 74 yards on one reception. His previous career high was 63 yards against Hawai'i in the 2010 Hawai'i Bowl (12/24/10).
Caleb Green finished the game with a career high 274 yards on 16 completions. He also recorded his second career multi-touchdown game with two passing scores.
Singleton rushed for a career high 102 yards on 14 carries. His previous best was 93 yards against Central Arkansas (9/25/10).
Tulsa rushed for 364 total yards marking the first 300-yard team rushing performance since tallying 380 yards against Marshall last season (11/12/11).
Tulsa finished with 651 total yards in the game. It was the most total yards by the Golden Hurricane since it gained 682 against Marshall on Nov. 12, 2011
Tulsa's defense held Tulane to just 177 yards of total offense. That marks the fewest yards allowed by a Tulsa defense since holding UCF to 187 yards (10/2608).
Tulsa won the game by 35 points, which was the largest margin of victory since defeating Marshall by 42 points (59-17) last year (11/12/11).
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