The University of Tulsa is an NCAA Division I member for all sports and a member of the American Athletic Conference. TU moves into The American on July 1, 2014 after dominating Conference USA with more than double the number of league championships than any other conference school in nine years as a C-USA member.
Since the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Center in 1998, Tulsa’s athletic facilities have undergone a major facelift. New facilities include the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, the Collins Family Softball Complex, the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium, the J. Bird Sr. Shell Nest, the Jack Zink Indoor Rowing Center, the Case Athletic Complex and major renovation to H.A. Chapman Stadium.
TU is 75th among national doctoral universities in U. S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges. TU's 2011 freshman class had a mean cumulative grade point average of 3.8, and 74 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Their average ACT was 28.
Tulsa game captains were the 18 members of the 2008 senior class.
Moton Hopkins started his 34th consecutive game at defensive end and offensive guard Justin Morsey started his 35th consecutive game.
With the opening kickoff return of 23 yards, Damaris Johnson became Tulsa's single-season kickoff return leader with 1,151 yards surpassing Ashlan Davis' previous record of 1,131 yards (2005).
Tulsa's opening scoring drive marks the seventh time this season in 11 games that the team has scored on its first possession.
With his first-quarter two-yard touchdown reception, junior tight end Jake Collums has caught six touchdown passes in his last eight receptions dating back to the 2007 season. That includes four touchdown receptions on five catches this season.
Tulsa's first touchdown gave the team 504 points on the season making it the fifth time in team history the Hurricane has scored over 500 points in a season.
With his sixth carry of the game, senior Tarrion Adams surpassed Joffrey Reynolds of Houston (2,947/1999-2002) for 11th on the C-USA career rushing yards chart.
With his 10th carry of the game, Tarrion Adams surpassed 100 yards in a single game for the 12th time in his career tying Gordon Brown (1984-85) for second most 100-yard rushing games in a career.
With his 11th carry of the game, Tarrion Adams surpassed Chris Johnson of East Carolina (2,982/2004-07) for 10th on the C-USA career rushing yards chart.
With his 13th carry of the game, Tarrion Adams became the second player in TU history to rush for over 3,000 yards in a career joining Michael Gunter (1980-83) who rushed for 3,536 yards.
With his 16th carry of the game, Tarrion Adams scored the 24th rushing touchdown of his career and 31st all-purpose touchdown of his career.
With his 18th carry of the game, Adams surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark. This is the first time since November 20, 2004 that a TU player has rushed for over 200 yards in a game (Uril Parrish rushed for 229 yards on 30 carries against San Jose State).
With Adams' second quarter rushing touchdown, he moved into 14th place on the C-USA all-time all-purpose touchdown chart with 31 (tying four other players including Ahmad Bradshaw of Marshall).
With his fifth PAT of the game, Jarod Tracy surpassed Howard Twilley (1963-65) for fourth place on Tulsa's all-time scoring chart with 260 career points. Tracy ended the game with 263 career points.
With his third touchdown pass of the game, David Johnson (40 TD passes) joins Paul Smith (2003, 2005-07/47 TD passes) as the only two Tulsa quarterbacks to throw 40 or more touchdown passes in a single season.
Johnson's third touchdown pass of the game was his 42nd career TD pass which moved him into a tie with Jerry Rhome (1963-64) for third place on TU's career chart.
This game marks the eighth time this season that Tulsa has scored at least 40 points in a game and the 13th time in the last 17 games that Tulsa has scored at least 40 points.
With his 23rd carry of the game, Adams surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. He became the third player in TU history to hit the 1,000-yard mark two times during a career joining Michael Gunter (1982-83) and Howard Waugh (1951-52).
With his 31st carry of the game, Adams surpassed Leonard Henry of East Carolina (1998-2001/3,089) for ninth place on the C-USA career rushing yards chart.
With his 32nd carry of the game, Adams surpassed the 300-yard mark. He became just the second player in the NCAA FBS to rush for 300 or more yards during the 2008 season. The other 300-yard performance was Shon White of Navy (348 yards).
With his 33rd carry of the game, Adams hit the 323-yard rushing mark for the game surpassing Mark Brus for Tulsa's single-game record. Brus rushed for 312 yards on 43 carries against New Mexico State on October 27, 1990.
It marks the second time a TU player has rushed for over 300 yards. Adams' previous game high was 183 against UAB during the 2007 season.
Adams finished the game with 3,201 career yards-just 335 yards shy of Michael Gunter's Tulsa record of 3,536 yards.
With Tulsa's eighth touchdown of the game, Tulsa surpassed the 50-point mark for the sixth time in 11 games this season.
Tulsa's eighth touchdown of the game also marked senior walk-on Aaron Johnson's first career touchdown (a one-yard run with 2:22 remaining in the game).
Tulsa's 56 points are the most Tulane has given up this season. The Green Wave previously allowed 44 points against Army (October 4th).
Tulsa's 489 total rushing yards are the team's most this season.
It also marks the third most total rushing yards by a team in the NCAA FBS during the 2008 season. The other top rushing performances were by Navy (558 vs. Towson) and Louisiana-Lafayette (556 vs. Louisiana-Monroe).
Tulsa allowed only seven points against Tulane marking the lowest point-total for a Tulsa opponent this season and fewest since the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green (Jan. 6, 2008/seven points).
Tulsa allowed only 232 yards. It marks the second fewest yards allowed by the Hurricane this season. Tulsa only gave up 187 yards against UCF (October 26, 2008).
Tulsa finished the regular season home schedule with a 6-0 record. It marks the first time Tulsa has finished undefeated at home since the 1989 Independence Bowl team went 5-0.
It also marks the first time Tulsa has won six home games since the 1991 Freedom Bowl team recorded a 6-1 home record.
With the victory, Tulsa's all-time home record is 380-163-17 (560 total home games).
Tulsa's all-time record at Skelly Field is 301-135-14 (450 total home games at Skelly Field-dating back to 1930).