Tulsa Postgame Notes vs. Marshall
Nov. 12, 2011
Tulsa wore throwback helmets and jerseys for today's game. The Golden Hurricane wore solid gold pants with red jerseys that are a tribute to the 1950s. The helmets were solid gold with a red "T" on the front, which is a tribute to the 1940s when the team wore white helmets with a "T" on the front.
Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 35th consecutive game.
Senior left tackle Tyler Holmes started his 43rd 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.
Clay Sears caught a two-yard pass from Kinne at the 10:18 mark of the first quarter. It was his fifth touchdown catch of the year and seventh of his career.
Tulsa scored touchdowns on its two opening offensive possessions for the second time this season. The other game was against Rice when Tulsa scored touchdowns after the defense came up with consecutive interceptions.
Junior H-back Willie Carter caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kinne at the 13:45 mark of the second quarter. Carter has scored a receiving touchdown in six of the last seven games. He has eight total touchdowns this season and 16 career touchdowns (11 receiving, five rushing).
Junior safety Dexter McCoil intercepted a pass at the 6:12 mark of the second quarter. It was his fourth interception this year and 11th interception of his career. McCoil is now two shy of Tulsa's all-time record of 13 previously set by Nate Harris (1982-84) and Jeff Jordan (1962-64) and is tied with six other players for 15th on C-USA career interceptions chart.
At the 2:01 mark of the second quarter, Kinne completed a 28-yard pass to senior tight end Nathan Largen. That play gave Kinne exactly 10,000 career yards of total offense. Kinne is the second player in Tulsa history to reach that mark (Paul Smith/2003-07) and the 11th player in C-USA history to hit 10,000 career yards. Kinne finished the game with 10,064 career yards of total offense.
At the 0:48 mark of the second quarter, Kinne completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Clay Sears. It was Kinne's third passing touchdown of the game and his 73rd career passing touchdown. That tied him for second on Tulsa's all-time passing touchdown chart with T.J. Rubley (1987-91).
Tulsa's 42 first half points were the most by the Golden Hurricane since Tulsa scored 49 points in the first half against UTEP (10/18/08). Tulsa won that game 77-35. Tulsa also had 41 first half points against Rice last season (11/6/10) in a 64-21 victory.
At the 12:54 mark of the third quarter, Marshall running back Travon Van scored on a 69-yard touchdown run. It was the longest run given up by Tulsa's defense this season. The previous long run given up by Tulsa's defense was a 35-yard play by Oklahoma's Dominique Whaley (9/3/11).
Burnham caught a 35-yard pass from Kinne at the 11:04 mark of the third quarter. It was Burnham's team-leading seventh receiving touchdown of the season. Burnham finished the game with a career-high of 136 yards on a career-high 10 receptions. His previous highs were 101 yards against North Texas (10/1/11) and seven receptions against Tulane (9/10/11).
Sophomore running back Ja'Terian Douglas, who made his second career start, rushed for 48 yards on Tulsa's opening play of its first possession. Douglas also ran for a career-high 82-yard rushing play at the 12:45 mark of the fourth quarter. He now has runs this season of 82, 80, 38, 47 and 42 (the runs of 80, 47 and 42 resulted in touchdowns).
At the 2:30 mark of the fourth quarter, senior defensive end Durrell Finch recorded his first career forced fumble and sophomore linebacker Donnell Hawkins recorded his first career fumble recovery.
At the 13:36 mark of the first quarter, sophomore running back Trey Watts capped a 0:30 drive on a four-yard rushing touchdown at the 13:36 mark of the first quarter. At the 12:25 mark of the fourth quarter, Singleton finished off a 0:38 scoring drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Tulsa now has nine scoring drives of 0:48 or less. The other drives were against Oklahoma State (0:11, 0:07 and 0:34), UAB (0:23 and 0:48), Rice (0:16) and SMU (0:39).
Douglas finished the game with a new career high 194 yards rushing. His previous best was 173 yards against Oklahoma State (9/17/11). Douglas' effort was the most for a Tulsa player since Eric Richardson rushed for 194 yards against San Jose State (11/18/00).
Watts finished the game with 144 yards on eight carries. It was his second 100-yard rushing game for both the season and for his career.
Tulsa finished the game with two 100-yard rushers (Watts, Douglas), a 100-yard receiver (Burnham) and a 300-yard passer (Kinne). The last time that happened was against Rice (11/11/06) when Tarrion Adams rushed for 116 yards, Courtney Tennial rushed for 109 yards, Paul Smith threw for 308 yards and Ryan Bugg had a 145 receiving yards.
Kinne finished the game with 302 yards passing. It was his 13th career game with 300 or more yards passing in a game. He is just one 300-yard game shy of tying Paul Smith (2003-07) for Tulsa's school record of 14.
Kinne now has 8,782 career passing yards and ranks 13th on the C-USA all-time passing yardage chart.
Kinne finished the game with four passing touchdown passes. That marked the fifth time Kinne has thrown four or more touchdowns in game. His career best was a five-touchdown performance against East Carolina (9/5/10).
Kinne now has 74 career passing touchdowns. He surpassed T.J. Rubley (1987-91) for second on Tulsa's all-time passing touchdowns chart.
Kinne also moved into 10th on the C-USA career touchdowns chart (74) and into eighth on the C-USA career chart for touchdown responsibility (88).
Junior Alex Singleton scored three rushing touchdowns. It was his second career game with three touchdowns. Singleton's first three-touchdown game was earlier this season against SMU (10/29/11). Singleton now has 16 career touchdowns (all rushing).
Senior linebacker Curnelius Arnick had seven tackles in the game and now has 317 for his career. He moved past Levi Gillen (1994-97) into 11th on Tulsa's all-time tackles chart and is just four shy of Dennis Byrd (1985-88) for 10th place.
Senior kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick scored 11 points and now has 279 career point. He is one point shy of Brad DeVault (2002-05) for third place and two points shy of Jason Staurovsky (1981-85) for second place.
Fitzpatrick's 279 career points moves him into 10th on the C-USA career chart for points scored by kicking.
Tulsa finished the game with 682 yards of total offense. It was the most yards compiled by Tulsa this season and the second game this season with 500 or more yards. Tulsa had 559 yards against UAB (10/15/11).
Tulsa's 682 total yards of offense is the most since the team compiled 791 against UTEP (10/18/08).
Tulsa's 59 points was the most scored this season and the most scored since 62-35 victory against Hawai'i in the Hawai'I Bowl (12/24/10).
Tulsa now has 11 consecutive victories against C-USA opponents dating back to last season. That is two conference wins shy of the all-time record. Tulsa's last C-USA loss was last season against SMU (10/9/10).
Tulsa had 32 first downs, which was the most since the Hurricane had 33 first downs against Southern Miss (11/21/09).
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