Tulsa vs. North Texas Postgame Notes
Nov. 30, 2013
Tulsa's game captains were all 12 senior class members.
Senior linebacker Shawn Jackson made his 46th career start in 49 games played.
Senior offensive tackle Stetson Burnett made his 41st career start in 46 games played.
Three Tulsa defensive players that started the first game of the season did not dress due to injuries: freshman defensive tackle Jesse Brubaker, junior defensive back Dwight Dobbins and sophomore linebacker Trent Martin.
At the 10:53 mark of the first quarter, freshman safety Will Barrow recovered a fumble and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. It was his second fumble return for a touchdown this season and the longest in Tulsa history.
Junior linebacker Mitchell Osborne recorded his first forced fumble on the play and the fourth for this career.
At the 0:42 mark of the first quarter, junior kicker Carl Salazar converted his 16th field goal of the season on a 26-yard boot. With that field goal, Salazar tied Jason Staurovsky (1984), Eric Lange (1991) and Kevin Fitzpatrick (2010) for fifth place on Tulsa's season field goal chart.
Tulsa led 10-7 after the first quarter. It was the fourth time this season that Tulsa has led after the first quarter (Colorado State, UTEP and Louisiana Tech).
At the 6:18 mark of the second quarter, junior cornerback Austin McDaniel recorded his first career interception.
Senior running back Trey Watts finished the game with 114 yards on 19 carries for the eighth 100-yard rushing game of the season and 15th for his career. Only Tarrion Adams (2005-08) and Michael Gunter (1980-83) had more 100-yard rushing games with 16 each.
Watts finished the season with 1,329 rushing yards, which ranks as the fourth best single-season effort in Tulsa history.
Watts finished his career with 3,515 rushing yards, which ranks third on Tulsa's all-time rushing chart. He became the third Tulsa player to rush for 3,500 or more yards.
Watts finished his career in 10th place on the C-USA career rushing chart.
Watts finished the game with 138 all-purpose yards. He finished the season with 2,057 all-purpose yards and ended his career with 6,248 all-purpose yards. Watts finished second on Tulsa's career all-purpose yards chart and eighth on the C-USA career all-purpose yards chart.
Watts and senior running back Ja'Terian Douglas finished the game with a combined 133 rushing yards. The duo finished their careers with a combined 6,043 rushing yards. They are the first running backs in Tulsa history to rush for over 6,000 yards combined throughout concurrent careers.
Senior linebacker Shawn Jackson finished the game with 11 tackles and finished his career with 401 total tackles. He became the second Tulsa player to tally 400 or more tackles and finished his career ranked second on Tulsa's all-time tackles chart behind Nelson Coleman who had 413 (2003-07).
Jackson became the 12th player in C-USA history to record 400 or more career tackles. He finished 11th on the C-USA career tackles chart.
North Texas running back Brandin Byrd rushed for 251 yards marking the first time Tulsa's defense has allowed an opponent to rush for 200 or more yards since Memphis running back Curtis Steele rushed for 232 yards during the 2009 season (11/27/09).
Tulsa's three wins are the fewest in a season since 2002 when the Hurricane finished with a 1-11 record.
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