Tulsa Postgame Notes vs. Houston
Nov. 25, 2011
Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 37th-straight game. Kinne has started every game in his three seasons at Tulsa.
Senior offensive Tyler Holmes started his 41st career game, starting every game that he has played in his career (missing 6 games in 2009 with an injury).
Junior H-back Willie Carter caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kinne at the 9:16 mark of the first quarter. It was Carter's seventh receiving touchdown of the season and his team-leading ninth total touchdown this year. Carter started the game after missing last week's game at UTEP (11/19/11) due to an injury sustained two weeks ago against Marshall (11/12/11).
After Houston's first touchdown drive of the game, junior defensive end Cory Dorris blocked the point after attempt. It was his third blocked PAT of the season and fourth of his career. Dorris' other blocks came against Boise State (9/24/11), UTEP (11/19/11) and Notre Dame (10/30/10). Dorris also blocked a field goal last season against UTEP (11/20/10).
Senior linebacker Curnelius Arnick recovered his first fumble of the season at the 7:51 mark of the third quarter. He now has four career fumbles, one in each of his seasons at Tulsa.
After Tulsa's first touchdown scoring drive, senior kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick converted the point after touchdown. That gave Fitzpatrick 287 career points, which broke a tie with Jarod Tracy (2004-08) for first on Tulsa's all-time scoring chart. Fitzpatrick finished the game with seven total points and now has 293 total points for his career.
Fitzpatrick's 293 career total points moved him into seventh place on C-USA's all-time scoring chart and sixth on C-USA's all-time scoring chart for kicking only.
Fitzpatrick kicked a 52-yard field goal at the 1:14 mark of the first quarter. That tied his career long from earlier this year against Rice (10/22/11). Fitzpatrick also added a 51-yard field goal at the 7:02 mark of the third quarter. He now has four career field goals of 50 yards or longer, three of which were from this season.
At the end of the third quarter, Fitzpatrick booted a career-best 59-yard punt.
Trey Watts ended the game with 62 rushing yards and now has 1,040 for his career. Watts joined sophomore running back Ja'Terian Douglas in the 1,000-yard rushing club. Douglas now has 1,126 career rushing yards.
Kinne ended the game with one touchdown pass and now has 25 on the season. He is the first Tulsa quarterback to throw for 25 or more touchdowns in two separate seasons. Kinne threw 31 touchdowns last season.
With his touchdown pass, Kinne moved into a tie with Danny Wimprine (Memphis/2001-04) for seventh on the C-USA chart for touchdown responsibility. He now has 93 touchdowns. That is also second best in Tulsa history behind Paul Smith (2003-07) who had 111 career touchdowns.
Kinne's touchdown pass also moved him into a tie with Gino Guidugli (Louisville/2001-04) for eighth on the C-USA passing touchdown chart. Kinne now has 78 career passing touchdowns, which is five behind Paul Smith.
Kinne had 176 passing yards, which moved him past Patrick Ramsey (Tulane/1998-2001) for 11th on C-USA's all-time chart. Kinne now has 9,258 career yards.
Kinne had 19 completions on 38 attempts. He now has 713 career completions. He is the second player in Tulsa history to complete 700 or more passes. Paul Smith has the most career completions with 808.
Kinne is also the 12th player in C-USA history to complete 700 or more passes.
Kinne compiled 51 total plays on offense and now has 1,582 for his career. He moved past Paul Smith to take the top spot in Tulsa history. Kinne also passed Smith for 10th best in C-USA history.
Arnick finished the game with eight total tackles and now has 339 career tackles. He moved from seventh to sixth on Tulsa's all-time tackles chart breaking a tie with Ashon Farley (1997-2000) and surpassing Don Blackmon (1976, 1978-80).
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