Tulsa Postgame Notes vs. UAB
Oct. 15, 2011
Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 31st consecutive game.
Senior left tackle Tyler Holmes started his 38th career game. He has started every game in which he has played since joining Tulsa as a freshman in 2008. Holmes missed six games in 2009 due to an injury.
Kinne tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior Clay Sears at the 8:53 mark of the first quarter. It marked the second consecutive game where Tulsa took its opening drive for a touchdown score.
Kinne's touchdown pass to Sears bumped his career number of touchdowns responsible for to 75. That moved him past T.J. Rubley (1987-91) into sole possession of second place on Tulsa's career chart. Kinne ended the game with a new career total of 77.
Junior H-back Willie Carter took a pass from Kinne 15 yards for a touchdown at the 2:46 mark of the second quarter. It was Carter's third consecutive game with a receiving touchdown and third total receiving touchdown for the season.
Sophomore receiver Jordan James caught a 68-yard pass from Kinne at the 0:38 mark of the second quarter. That was James' longest career reception. His previous long was 27 yards last season against Rice (11/6/10).
Tulsa's scoring drive that ended with the Kinne touchdown pass to Sears lasted 0:23. It was the second shortest scoring drive of the season (behind an 0:11 drive against Oklahoma State) and fourth drive of the season to take less than a minute.
Fitzgerald's 44-yard field goal at the 9:40 mark of the third quarter was his longest of the season.
Junior defensive end Jared St. John recorded his first career quarterback sack at the 14:39 mark of the fourth quarter.
Sophomore running back Ja'Terian Douglas scored on a 47-yard touchdown run at the 12:39 mark of the fourth quarter. It was his third touchdown of the season. All of Douglas' scoring plays have been 42 yards or longer (42, 47, 80).
Junior cornerback Lowell Rose registered his first career interception at the 9:00 mark of the fourth quarter. The 41-yard return was the second longest of the season. Dexter McCoil returned a 74-yard interception for a touchdown against North Texas (10/1/11).
Tulsa had four turnovers in the game (three fumbles, one interception) marking the third time the Hurricane has tallied four or more turnovers in a game this season.
Junior safety Dexter McCoil recorded his second interception of the season and ninth of his career at the 2:46 mark of the fourth quarter.
Sears ended the game with 105 yards on nine receptions. It marked the first time a Tulsa tight end had more than 100 receiving yards since Garrett Mills caught eight receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown against UCF in the 2005 C-USA championship game (12/3/05).
Sears' two touchdowns also marked the first time a Tulsa tight end has done so since Mills caught two touchdowns against SMU (10/22/05).
Fitzpatrick finished the game with 13 points (four PATs, three field goals). He now has 242 career points moving him past Charles Clay (230) and Tarrion Adams (234) into eighth on Tulsa's all-time scoring chart.
Fitzpatrick's three field goals in the game gave him 36 for his career. He passed Eric Lange (35) for sixth on Tulsa's career fields goal chart. Coming into the game, Fitzgerald had three total field goals for the season.
Kinne ended the game with 34 rushing yards. He now has 1,098 career rushing yards. That total moves him past James Kilian (2001-04) into second place on Tulsa's career rushing chart among quarterbacks.
Kinne passed for 341 yards on 31 of 43 attempts. It was his 11th career 300-yard passing game. Kinne now trails only Paul Smith (2003-07) for first of Tulsa's all-time chart. Smith threw for 300+ yards in 14 games.
Kinne completed 31 passes on 43 attempts. That was one shy of his career high of 32 completions, which came against Southern Miss during his sophomore season (11/21/09).
Tulsa totaled 559 yards of offense on 87 plays. It was the first time Tulsa surpassed the 500-yard mark this season and it was the first time Tulsa has done so since its 531-yard performance against Hawai'i in last season's Hawai'i Bowl victory (12/24/10).
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