Tulsa Postgame Notes vs. SMU
Oct. 29, 2011
Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 33rd consecutive game.
Senior left tackle Tyler Holmes started his 41st 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.
Senior cornerback Milton Howell registered his second career interception at the 5:12 mark of the first quarter. Howell returned the interception for a career high 35 yards.
Freshman defensive back Kwame Sexton picked up his first career fumble recovery at the 12:39 mark of the second quarter on a muffed punt return.
Sophomore defensive tackle Joe King recorded his first career tackle for loss at the 9:51 mark. The tackle resulted in a 12-yard loss.
Howell intercepted his second pass of the game at the 1:43 mark of the second quarter. The last time a Tulsa player had more than one interception in a game was last season when Curnelius Arnick accomplished the feat against Hawai'i in the Hawai'i Bowl (12/24/10).
Howell picked off his third pass of the game at the 0:36 mark of the second quarter. It ties a school record set by several Tulsa players and marks the first time since last season when Marco Nelson had three interceptions against Houston (11/13/10).
At the end of the first half, Tulsa led SMU 24-0. It marked the first time Tulsa has shut out an opponent in the first half since the Hurricane posted a 35-0 halftime lead against New Mexico (9/20/08).
Tulsa's 24 points also marked the third consecutive game in which the Hurricane scored 24 or more in the first half.
Singleton scored his third rushing touchdown of the game at the 5:07 mark of the third quarter. It marked the first three-touchdown game by a Tulsa player since Tarrion Adams scored three rushing touchdowns against Ball State in the GMAC Bowl (1/6/09). Singleton now has 15 career rushing touchdowns and four multi-touchdown games.
Senior linebacker Alan Dock ended SMU's drive with his second career interception (and second this season) at the 5:00 minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Senior tight end Michael Britton recorded his first career reception (10 yards) at the 4:53 mark of the fourth quarter.
Senior tight end Nathan Largen recorded his first career reception (seven yards) at the 2:51 mark of the fourth quarter.
Junior H-back Willie Carter finished the game with 13 catches for 173 yards. Both were new career highs besting his performance from last week against Rice (9-160). It also marked his third career 100-yard receiving game (all three coming this season).
Senior kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick kicked five PAT's giving him 144 for his career. He now ranks fifth on the C-USA career PAT's made chart.
With one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown, Kinne moved into a tie for 10th place on the C-USA all-time chart with 83 touchdowns responsible for. He is tied with Gino Guidugli (Louisville/1999-2002) and Dave Ragone (Louisville/2001-04).
Tulsa's 38-7 victory (+31 points) marked the most lopsided of any game in the Tulsa-SMU series. Tulsa's previous high margin of victory was in 2003 when the Hurricane defeated SMU 35-16 (+19 points). The previous overall high margin of victory was in 1998 when SMU defeated Tulsa 33-3 (+30).
Tulsa held SMU to its lowest point total of the 2011 season (seven) and lowest point total of the series, matching Tulsa's 1943 game against SMU in which Tulsa won 21-7.
Tulsa has scored 30 points or more in four straight games.
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