TULSA POSTGAME NOTES VS. MARSHALL
Nov. 14, 2013
Shawn Jackson made his 44th career start in 47 games.
At the 0:25 mark of the first quarter, Shawn Jackson recorded his fourth interception of the season and eighth of his career on a deflected Rakeem Cato pass.
Tulsa was held scoreless in the first quarter for the fifth time during the 2013 season.
Marshall scored 21 points in the first quarter marking the most first-quarter points given up by a Tulsa defense since allowing 28 points against UTEP (October 18, 2008). The score after the first quarter was 28-28. Tulsa went on to win that game 77-35.
At the 12:11 mark of the second quarter, Trey Watts scored his seventh rushing touchdown of the season and 14th of his career on a one-yard run.
At the 11:32 mark of the second quarter, freshman defensive tackle Jerry Uwaezuoke recorded his first career solo sack. He now has 1.5 sacks for his career.
At the 7:30 mark of the second quarter, freshman quarterback Dane Evans connected with junior receiver Thomas Roberson for a 26-yard touchdown. The play marked Evans' fourth touchdown on the season. It was Roberson's fourth touchdown of the season and the 10th for his career.
At the end of the first half, freshman punter Dalton Parks kicked a career-long 63-yard punt.
Tulsa's 14 second-quarter points were the most scored by the Hurricane this season and matched by 14-point-quarter efforts against Colorado State, Iowa State and UTEP.
At the 14:22 mark of the third quarter, sophomore defensive end Derrick Alexander picked up his second career forced fumble. He now has 6.5 sacks on the season and 9.5 for his career. On that same play, junior defensive end Chris Hummingbird picked up his first career fumble recovery.
At the 12:44 mark of the third quarter, Dane Evans scored his first career rushing touchdown on a 3-yard rush.
At the 12:44 mark of the third quarter, Marshall's defense blocked junior kicker Carl Salazar's point after touchdown attempt. The blocked PAT broke Salazar's season streak of 21 made attempts. At the 11:10 mark of the third quarter, junior linebacker Luke Snider recorded his first career forced fumble. On that same play, Shawn Jackson picked up his second fumble recovery of the season and fifth for his career.
At the 8:02 mark of the third quarter, Trey Watts scored his second rushing touchdown of the game. It was his eighth touchdown of the season and 15th for his career. Watts now has two games this season with two rushing touchdowns.
At the 4:43 mark of the third quarter, Carl Salazar connected on his 13th field goal of the season from 29 yards. That tied the game at 31-31 and erased a 21-point first-quarter deficit.
At the 1:37 mark of the third quarter, Shawn Jackson picked up his second fumble recovery of the game. It was his third of the season and sixth for his career, and marks the first time a Tulsa player has recovered two fumbles in a game since Cory Dorris accomplished that feat against New Mexico (September 12, 2009).
With that fumble recovery, Shawn Jackson tied the Tulsa career record for fumble recoveries previously set by George Gilbert (1978-81).
At the 12:27 mark of the fourth quarter, Carl Salazar kicked his second field goal of the game and 14th for the season.
At the 9:34 mark of the fourth quarter, junior defensive back Austin McDaniel picked up his first career fumble recovery and returned it for 41 yards, Tulsa's longest fumble recovery return of the season.
Trey Watts carried the ball 31 times and now has 614 career rushing attempts. He is just the second Tulsa player to carry the ball 600 or more times in a career. Tarrion Adams had 623 rushing attempts during his career (2005-08).
Watts also became the 13th player in C-USA history to carry the ball at least 600 times.
Watts is the first Tulsa player in school history to have 600 carries (614) and 100 receptions (127).
Watts finished the game with career-best 169 rushing yards. His previous game high was earlier this season when he rushed for 165 yards against Rice (October 5, 2013). It was Watts' sixth 100-yard game of the season and 13th for his career.
Watts also surpassed the 1,000-yard mark during the game and now has 1,026 yards on the season. Watts has now recorded the 14th 1,000-yard season in Tulsa history. He became the fourth Tulsa player to have two 1,000-yard seasons. He joined Tarrion Adams (2007-08), Michael Gunter (1982-83) and Howard Waugh (1951-52).
Watts now has 3,212 career rushing yards. He moved past Leonard Henry (East Carolina/1998-2001) and Bryce Beall (Houston/2008-11) to take over 11th on the C-USA all-time career rushing chart.
Watts finished the game with 172 all-purpose yards. He now has 5,898 career all-purpose yards and has surpassed Ketric Sanford (Houston/1996-99) for eighth on the C-USA all-time career chart.
Senior running back Ja'Terian Douglas rushed 18 yards on seven carries. He now has 2,483 career rushing yards and moved past Uril Parish (2002-05) into seventh on Tulsa's all-time career rushing chart.
Shawn Jackson finished the game with 14 tackles and now has 380 for his career. He surpassed Lovie Smith (1976-79) for fourth on Tulsa's all-time career tackles chart.
Jackson moved past Jeff Kerr (East Carolina/1997-99), Zac Woodfin (UAB/2001-04) and Phillip Steward (Houston/2009-12) to reach 13th on the C-USA all-time career tackles chart.
Tulsa's 34 points matched its season high of 34, scored against UTEP (October 12, 2013).
Tulsa's defense forced five turnovers for the game (four fumbles, one interception). It was the most forced turnovers for a Tulsa defense since the Hurricane forced six turnovers against Hawaii (five interceptions, one fumble) in the Hawaii Bowl (December 24, 2010).
Tulsa suffered its eighth loss of the season, the most losses for a Hurricane team since 2004 when TU finished 4-8.
Marshall ran 103 plays in the game, the second-most plays ever run by a Tulsa opponent, and the most since Oklahoma ran 100 plays on Sept. 3, 2011.
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