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Dec. 30, 2011

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• This is Tulsa's 18th bowl game appearance, and seventh in the last nine years. Tulsa has an 8-10 bowl record.

Bill Blankenship is the fourth head coach in Tulsa history to lead the Hurricane to a bowl game in their first season - Henry Frnka in 1941, Steve Kragthorpe in 2003 and Todd Graham in 2007. Frnka and Graham won their games.

• 18 of the 21 seniors played in today's bowl game.

• Tulsa scored on its first possession of the game for the eighth time this season, including seven TDs and one field goal.

• Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne started his 38th-straight game. Kinne has started every game in his three seasons at Tulsa.

• Senior offensive tackle Tyler Holmes started his 46th career game, starting every game that he has played in in his career (missing six games in 2009 with an injury).

• Junior wide receiver Ricky Johnson scored his fourth touchdown of the season and seventh of his career at the 9:51 mark of the first quarter. He caught an eight-yard pass from G.J. Kinne on an 11-play, 76-yard scoring drive.

Dexter McCoil had two interceptions (4:42 in the 2nd quarter and 7:34 in the 3rd quarter) for his fifth and sixth of the season and 12th and 13th of his career. His 13 career interceptions ties the school record set by Jeff Jordan (1962-64) and Nate Harris (1980-84).

Bryan Burnham's touchdown reception was his ninth touchdown of the season, tying the most TD's for a Tulsa player this season. This was also his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and of his career.



Bryan Burnham's ninth touchdown reception was the most for a Tulsa player in a season since Damaris Johnson had 10 in 2008.

• This was the second-straight bowl game in which a Tulsa player had two interceptions. Curnelius Arnick had two interceptions in the 2010 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

• Senior kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick moved into first place on Tulsa's all-time scoring chart in the last regular-season game of the 2011 season (vs. Houston on Nov. 25). With today's three points, he now has accounted for 299 points in his career.

G.J. Kinne ended the game with three touchdown passes and now has 28 on the season. He is the first Tulsa quarterback to throw for 25+ touchdowns in two separate seasons as he had 31 last season.

G.J. Kinne has 732 career completions, making him just the second player in Tulsa history to complete 700 or more passes. Paul Smith has the most career completions with 808.

• Senior Curnelius Arnick finished the game with 17 total tackles and concluded his career with 356 career tackles. He is fifth on Tulsa's all-time tackles chart.

Curnelius Arnick's 17 total tackles today ties the Tulsa Bowl Record set by Chris Chamberlain against Bowling Green in the 2008 GMAC Bowl.

Kevin Fitzpatrick's eight punts were the most punts by Tulsa in a bowl game.

• BYU tied the record for touchdown passes and touchdown receptions by a bowl opponent with three passes by Riley Nelson and three catches by Cody Hoffman. The tying marks were set by Hawaii's Bryant Moniz and Greg Salas, respectively, in the 2010 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.