Tulsa's Comeback Bid Falls Short at SMU 35-27
Nov. 24, 2012
TULSA POST-GAME NOTES vs. SMU
Tulsa is now 47-17 in Conference USA play since joining the league in the 2005 season.
The loss snapped an eight-game Conference USA road winning streak for the Hurricane. The last Tulsa road loss came against SMU, 21-18, on Oct. 9, 2010.
For the second straight year, Tulsa went into the final regular season game with a 7-0 C-USA record and lost both contests. Tulsa has now finished C-USA play for the third time in eight years as a league member with a 7-1 record (other 7-1 seasons came in 2008 and 2011).
Cody Green threw for a career-high 413 yards on career-highs of 36 completions and 64 attempts.
For the second straight week, Cody Green had three touchdown passes, the only time in his career he has thrown three TD passes.
SMU won the coin toss, will receive and defend south end zone.
SMU's first 21 points came after a blocked punt, a fumble and an interception.
Alex Singleton came into the game with 37 career touchdowns, all rushing, and had his first career TD reception today on a 9-yard catch (it was only his seventh reception in his career).
With Singleton's receiving TD, gave him 38 career touchdowns, making him one TD shy of the school record of 39 held by Tarrion Adams (2005-08).
Singleton now has 120 points this season to move up to second-place on the school's career scoring chart. He trails Howard Twilley's 127 points from 1965.
Singleton's rushing TD with 5:05 to play in the game gave him 39 career TDs, tying Tarrion Adams (2005-08) record of 39 career TDs.
SMU's 28 first-half points was the most this year for a Tulsa opponent.
Tulsa's 22-point deficit at halftime was the worst halftime deficit since trailing 27-0 in the fourth game last year (Sept. 24, 2011) against #4-ranked Boise State.
Tulsa ran 61 total plays in the first half, that was only five plays less than Tulsa's lowest total for an entire game this year, which came against Rice when Tulsa ran 66 total plays for the game.
Tulsa's six first-half points ties the Rice game (6-3 Tulsa lead) for the fewest first-half points for the Hurricane this season.
Jordan James had a career-high 145 receiving yards on nine receptions.
Tulsa's 103 plays is a new school record, breaking the previous mark of 99 (Memphis in 1968 and Houston in 1988) . . . Tulsa's 65 pass attempts ties the school record of 65 which was also established twice before (Memphis State in 1965m Southern Illinois in 1965).
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