NCAA Game Summary - U-A-B at Tulsa|
(Saturday, October 15th)
Final Score: Tulsa 37, UAB 20
Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - G.J. Kinne threw for 341 yards and three
touchdowns as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defeated the UAB Blazers, 37-20,
in a Conference-USA bout at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Kinne completed 31-of-43 passes, tossed one interception and survived three
sacks as the Golden Hurricane (3-3, 2-0 C-USA) won for the second time in as
many outings. Clay Sears caught nine balls for 105 yards and a pair of
touchdowns, while Ja'Terian Douglas registered a game-high 137 yards and a
score on 14 rushing attempts.
The Blazers (0-6, 0-3) were paced by Bryan Ellis who hit on 20-of-42 passes
for 280 yards and two TDs, but he was sacked twice and also tossed a couple of
picks as the team remained winless on the campaign.
Tulsa moved out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter as Kinne hooked up with
Sears on an 18-yard TD pass play, following by a 30-yard field goal by Kevin
UAB then rattled off three straight scores of its own, beginning with
touchdown passes of 66 and 45 yards from Ellis to Jamarcus Nelson. At the 6:20
mark of the second quarter Ty Long converted a 20-yard field goal to push the
visitors to a 17-10 advantage, but it didn't last for long.
In a span of just over two minutes, Kinne added TD passes of 15 and 12 yards
to Willie Carter and Sears, respectively, to make the score 24-17.
With time running out in the first half, Long stepped up and knocked through a
49-yard field goal for the Blazers to cut the deficit to 24-20 at the break.
Tulsa's defense kept the Blazers out of scoring range the rest of the way,
while Fitzpatrick connected on field goals of 44 and 22 yards for the hosts in
the third quarter. The only points of the fourth quarter came from Douglas who
raced 47 yards to the end zone, building the Golden Hurricane lead to 17-
UAB, which made it into the red zone only twice on the night, converted a mere
3-of-15 on third down and was limited to 379 yards of offense.
The Blazers entered the week with the third-longest losing streak in the
nation at six games, the team's last victory coming in a 31-15 decision
versus Memphis on November 20, 2010.
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