Tulsa Postgame Notes vs. UCF
Nov. 3, 2011
Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 34th consecutive game.
Senior left tackle Tyler Holmes started his 42nd 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.
The Golden Hurricane improved to 6-3 on the season and 5-0 in league play. UCF dropped to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in C-USA action.
TU is now bowl eligible.
The Golden Hurricane improved to 3-2 all-time against UCF. The two teams are now 2-2 when playing in Orlando.
Willie Carter rushed for a 19-yard touchdown with 3:17 to play in the first quarter. It was his second rushing TD of the season and the seventh of his career. It was also the first offensive touchdown allowed by UCF at home all season.
UCF quarterback Jeff Godfrey found receiver J.J. Worton for a 28-yard touchdown on the first Knights' possession. It was the first time all season Tulsa allowed an opening-drive touchdown.
Tulsa scored 24 points against the Knights. UCF entered the game having allowed just nine points at home all season.
Senior linebacker Curnelius Arnick recorded a career-high 19 tackles. It was the sixth time this season he hit the double-digit tackle plateau, and the 14th time in his career.
His 19 tackles were the most since Chris Chamberlain recorded 20 on Nov. 10, 2007 against Houston.
Arnick now has 113 tackles this season. It's the second-straight year he reached triple digits. He also surpassed the 300-tackle mark for his career. He now has 310 for his career, and he is 11 away from 10th place on TU's all-time tackle list (Dennis Byrd, 321).
UCF entered the game fifth in the nation with 85 yards rushing allowed. Tulsa ended the game with 251 yards on the ground.
Senior defensive end Tyrunn Walker recorded his second block of the season at the end of the first half. He blocked Shawn Moffitt's 46-yard field goal attempt.
UCF held a 14-13 advantage at halftime. It was the first time TU trailed at the half since the Boise State game Sept. 24. It was also the first time TU won a game when trailing at intermission.
Senior kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick nailed three field goals against UCF. He now has 41 for his career.
UCF entered the game second in the nation in time of possession with an average of 34:51 per game. The Knights had just 32:50 TOP against Tulsa.
This was the first time in 2011 Tulsa did not commit a penalty in a game.
Senior tight end Clay Sears scored his fourth receiving touchdown of the season to give Tulsa the lead for good at the 8:23 mark of the fourth quarter. The play was a 16-yard pass from Kinne. Sears now has six TD's for his career.
Tulsa was successful on a two-point conversion following the touchdown by Sears. This was the first two-point conversion attempt of the season for Tulsa. It was also the first time UCF has allowed a successful two-point conversion since Oct. 18, 2008 vs. Miami.
Tulsa has now won 10-straight games in Conference USA play dating back to last season. This mark ties for the third-longest in league history. The record is 13.
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