TULSA POSTGAME NOTES AT LOUISIANA TECH
Nov. 23, 2013
Tulsa wore white helmets, white jerseys and white pants.
Offensive lineman Stetson Burnett was back in the starting lineup at right tackle after missing the last two games with an injury. Burnett has now started 40 of 45 games played.
Red-shirt freshman Jerry Uwaezuoke made his first career start at defensive tackle, replacing true freshman Jesse Brubaker in the starting lineup. Freshman gray-shirt Johnell Celistan started his first game at cornerback in place of red-shirt freshman Darnell Walker Jr.
Tulsa led after the first quarter for only the third time this season. The other games that Tulsa led was Colorado State and UTEP.
Tulsa held LA Tech to zero first downs in the first quarter.
Tulsa held a 10-7 lead at halftime. It marked only the second time this year that Tulsa has led at halftime. The previous game was at UTEP, 21-6.
Shawn Jackson had his fifth interception of the season and ninth in his career.
With three QB sacks and 3.5 TFLs, Shawn Jackson's school records for each category now jumped to 23.5 sacks for 146 yards and 54.5 TFLs for -228 yards.
Trey Watts gained 100 rushing yards for the seventh time this season and the 14th time in his career. It marked his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, which is the most consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Tarrion Adams had four 100-yard games in 2008.
Watts' 14th career 100-yard game trails only Tarrion Adams (2005-08) and Micheal Gunter's (1980-83) 16 100-yard rushing games.
Watts broke his career-high rushing for the second straight week with 189 rushing yards. His previous-high was 167 yards last week against Marshall.
Tulsa has now had at least 4 turnovers in 5 games this season.
Tulsa's defense had 4 interceptions in the game, marking the most since intercepting 5 passes at Hawaii on Dec. 24, 2010 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
Darnell Walker had two interceptions, marking the first time a Tulsa player has intercepted two passes in a game since Dexter McCoil had two pickoffs against BYU in the Armed Forces Bowl game on Dec. 30, 2011.
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