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Oct. 12, 2013

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• Tulsa wore chrome gold helmets, white jerseys and white pants.

• Tulsa game captains were: senior offensive lineman Stetson Burnett, senior quarterback Cody Green and senior linebacker Shawn Jackson.

• Tulsa won the toss and elected to receive.

Shawn Jackson made his 40th career start and senior offensive lineman Stetson Burnett made his 37th career start.

• Senior running back Ja'Terian Douglas scored his second touchdown of the season on a 3-yard run at the 11:33 mark of the first quarter. It was also his 16th career rushing touchdown.

• Tulsa scored on is first possession of the game for the first time this season. Last week against Rice, Tulsa scored on its first possession, but it was a field goal.

• Freshman receiver Keevan Lucas scored his first career touchdown on a 24-yard reception from Cody Green at the 4:06 mark of the first quarter.

• Junior receiver Thomas Roberson caught a 49-yard pass from Cody Green. It was the longest pass play of the season for Tulsa, surpassing a 40-yard reception by Ja'Terian Douglas against Iowa State.

• Tulsa scored on its first three possessions for the first time this season. It was also the first time this season the Hurricane scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of a game.

• Green connected with Roberson for a 35-yard touchdown pass at the 14:50 mark of the second quarter. It was Green's second touchdown pass of the game and seventh of the season. The receiving touchdown was the third of the season for Roberson, and the 11th receiving touchdown of his career.

Shawn Jackson intercepted a UTEP pass at the 4:49 mark of the second quarter. It was his third interception of the season and second in as many weeks.

• Tulsa's 21 first-half points are the most this season for the Hurricane.

• Tulsa's 256 total yard in the first half were the most for the Hurricane in the first half this season.

Carl Salazar made a 38-yard field goal at the 11:19 mark of the third quarter. It was his longest made field goal of the season.

• Salazar made his second field goal of the game, a 27-yard kick at the 2:42 mark of the third quarter. It was third game this season he has made multiple field goals in the game.

Cody Green scored a rushing touchdown at the 10:47 mark of the fourth quarter. It was his first rushing touchdown of the season and fifth of his career at Tulsa.

• True freshman defensive back Will Barrow recorded his first career interception with :05 remaining in the game.

• The 34 points scored by Tulsa against UTEP were the most of the season by the Golden Hurricane.

Trey Watts rushed for 142 yards in the game. He now has 2,751 career rushing yards, moving into third place on the Tulsa all-time charts. He surpassed Eric Richardson (2000-03), who rushed for 2,645 yards.

• Watts rushed for more than 100 yards for the third time this season and the 10th time in his career.

Thomas Roberson caught five passes for 105 yards. It was Roberson's first 100-yard receiving game of his career.

Shawn Jackson finished the game with 10 tackles. He now has 334 career tackles to move into eighth place on the TU charts. He surpassed Nick Bunting (2003-06) who had 327 career tackles, Muadianvita Kazadi (1993-96) who had 328 career tackles, and Ashon Farley (1997-00) who had 331 career tackles.

Cody Green completed 14-of-17 passes for 226 yards against UTEP. He now has 3,858 passing yards to move into 11th place on the TU career passing list. He surpassed Ronnie Morris (1950-52) who had 3,724 passing yards.

• Watts totaled 170 all-purpose yards, and now has 5,299 career all-purpose yards to move into 10th place on the Conference USA career list. He surpassed Matt Forte of Tulane (2004-07) who totaled 5,261 career all-purpose yards.

• Tulsa gained a season-high 430 total offensive yards against UTEP.