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Oct. 20, 2012

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• Rice won the coin toss and deferred. Tulsa elected to receive the opening kickoff. Rice defended the south end zone.

• Sophomore quarterback Kalen Henderson made his first career start in place of junior Cody Green.

• Senior defensive end Cory Dorris made his 45th career start in 46 career games played.

• Senior center Trent Dupy made his 44th career start in 45 career games played.

• Redshirt freshman Derrick Alexander recorded Tulsa's first sack of the game on Rice's opening drive. With that 10-yard loss, the 2012 defense broke the school's all-time season sack yardage record of 241 yards (1990). Tulsa finished the game with 14 sack yards and now has 255 on the season.

• At the 7:01 mark of the first quarter, senior tailback Alex Singleton scored his 33rd career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run. Singleton moved into sole possession of the school rushing touchdown record breaking a three-way tie with Michael Gunter (1980-83) and Tarrion Adams (2005-08).

• Singleton now has 15 rushing touchdowns this season and has moved into second on Tulsa's single-season rushing touchdown chart. He surpassed Courtney Tenniel (2006), Michael Gunter (1983) and Tarrion Adams (2008).

• Singleton has 34 career rushing touchdowns and now ranks eighth on the C-USA career rushing touchdowns chart and is tied for 15th with TCU's Lonta Hobbs (2002-04) on the C-USA career total touchdowns chart.

• Singleton also moved past Gunter and Howard Twilley (1963-65) into sole possession of third place on Tulsa's all-time total touchdowns chart (33).



• At the 13:24 mark of the second quarter, junior tailback Ja'Terian Douglas scored his sixth touchdown of the season on a 28-yard run. Of his 13 career touchdowns, 11 have been from 15 yards or longer.

• At the 6:53 mark of the second quarter, Henderson completed the longest pass of his career on a 46-yard strike to sophomore receiver Keyarris Garrett. His previous long was a 44-yard pass to Garrett on the previous drive. Before that, Henderson's longest pass was a 43-yard completion against Oklahoma State (9/17/11).

• At halftime, Tulsa trailed Rice 21-14 marking just the third time this season that Tulsa has trailed after the first two quarters. The previous games were against Iowa State and Fresno State.

• At the 7:40 mark of the third quarter, sophomore defensive end Brentom Todd recorded his first sack of the season for a four-yard loss. Todd has three career sacks.

• At the 1:57 mark of the third quarter, senior defensive back Dexter McCoil recorded his 15th career interception. McCoil is now tied for third all-time on the C-USA career interception chart with Kevin Sanders (UAB/2005-08) and Quentin Demps (UTEP/2005-07).

• At the 1:51 mark of the third quarter, Henderson completed his first touchdown pass of the season on a 28-yard completion to Garrett. Henderson now has four career touchdowns passes.

• Henderson's pass to Garrett completed a one-play drive that took just :06 off the clock -- the shortest drive of the season.

• At the 1:31 mark of the fourth quarter, Singleton scored his second touchdown of the game on a one-yard rush. Singleton now has 11 career multiple-touchdown games and six this season.

• Tulsa improved its record to 49-35-3 in Homecoming games.

• Tulsa's victory extended its current winning streak to seven games. This marks the first time in Tulsa history that the team has recorded seven or more consecutive wins in three consecutive seasons. Tulsa had seven-win streaks in both 2010 and 2011.

• Henderson finished the game with a career-high 201 passing yards and eight completions. His previous career best was against Oklahoma State (9/17/11) when he three for 104 yards on six completions.

• Garrett finished the game with a career-best 118 yards receiving. His previous single-game high was 73 yards against Tulane (9/8/12)

• Douglas finished the game with 169 yards, the third best single-game total of his career. Douglas' top two performances were 194 yards against Marshall (11/12/11) and 173 against Oklahoma State (9/17/11).

• Douglas has three 100-yard rushing games this season and six for his career.