Tulsa Postgame Notes vs UTEP
Oct. 11, 2012
UTEP won the coin toss and elected to receive the football. Tulsa defended the north end zone.
Senior defensive end Cory Dorris made his team-leading 43rd career start. He has started in 43 of the 44 games in which he has played.
Senior center Trent Dupy made his 40th consecutive start and 42nd career start. He has started in 42 of the 43 games in which he has played.
At the end of the first half, Tulsa led the game 6-3. It marks Tulsa's lowest first-half total this season (previous low was 17 points against Fresno State and Marshall) and the fewest first-half points scored since Boise State kept Tulsa scoreless in the first half last season (9/24/11).
Tulsa's defense allowed UTEP to score just three first half points matching the previous season low against Tulane (9/8/12).
At the 9:38 mark of the third quarter, senior running back Alex Singleton scored 12th rushing touchdown this season and the 31st of his career.
At the 8:46 mark of the fourth quarter, Alex Singleton ran for his 32nd career rushing touchdown. He is now tied for first on Tulsa's all-time rushing touchdown list with Michael Gunter (1980-83) and Tarrion Adams (2005-08). Singleton now has five multi-touchdown games this season and 10 career multi-touchdown games.
At the 4:31 mark of the third quarter, senior defensive back Lowell Rose picked off UTEP quarterback Carson Meger's pass in the end zone. It was his second consecutive game with an interception and his third career interception.
At the 3:36 mark of the third quarter, junior running Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for an 81-yard touchdown. His career long run was an 82-yard touchdown against Marshall (10/6/11). Douglas has three career rushes of 80 yards or longer (two for touchdowns) and 10 of his 12 career touchdowns are for 15 yards or longer.
At the 2:21 mark of the third quarter, junior linebacker Shawn Jackson recovered a fumble and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. Tulsa's defense has returned a fumble for a touchdown in two consecutive games. Last week against Marshall, Dwight Dobbins returned a fumble for an 11-yard touchdown (10/6/12).
Jackson has now scored a defensive touchdown in each of his three seasons. He had a 66-yard interception return against Notre Dame (10/30/10) and a 34-yard interception return against UTEP (11/19/11).
At the 12:32 mark of the fourth quarter, sophomore linebacker Mitchell Osborne recorded his second fumble recovery of the season and second of his career.
At the 7:30 mark of the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman defensive back Derrick Jackson recorded his first career sack against quarterback Carson Meger for a nine-yard loss.
Tulsa did not pass for a touchdown in its 33-11 victory against UTEP. The last time Tulsa did not pass for a touchdown was in a 21-18 loss against SMU (10/9/10).
Ja'Terian Douglas finished the game with 128 yards rushing. It was his fourth 100-yard rushing game this year and the fifth career 100-yard rushing game.
For the second time this season, Tulsa had two players with multiple quarterback sacks. Senior linebacker DeAundre Brown had a career best three sacks for 17 yards and senior defensive end Jared St. John had two sacks for 10 yards. Tulsa previously had a multi-sack performance against Tulane (9/8/12) when Cory Dorris and Derrick Luetjen each had two sacks.
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