NCAA Game Summary - Tulsa at UCF|
(Thursday, November 3rd)
Final Score: Tulsa 24, UCF 17
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Clay Sears caught the go-ahead score in the
fourth quarter and Tulsa held UCF near the goal line late in the final frame
to take a 24-17 victory on Thursday.
G.J. Kinne passed for 203 yards and a score on 15-of-28 attempts and also had
92 yards on 14 carries for the Golden Hurricane (6-3, 5-0 C-USA), who remain
undefeated in conference play.
"We consider this a huge win," said Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship. "If you're
going to make a run at the conference championship, you have to go through
teams like UCF."
Jeff Godfrey was 16-for-23 for 226 yards and a score for the Knights (4-5,
2-3), who have dropped three of four.
Trailing by a point, Tulsa went ahead with a 10-play, 72-yard drive that saw
Sears catch a 16-yard score and Bryan Burnham catch a pass for the two-point
conversion and a 24-17 lead with 8:23 to play.
A good kickoff return and a 41-yard catch by J.J. Worton got the ball down to
the Tulsa five, but Godfrey's pass to Adam Nissley on fourth down fell
incomplete with under five minutes to play.
"We had an opportunity in the end to put points up and we didn't get that
done," said UCF coach George O'Leary.
Tulsa then converted a pair of third downs and was able to kill off the rest
of the clock.
Worton caught a 28-yard score from Godfrey on UCF's first possession of the
game, but Willie Carter's 19-yard score later in the first tied the game for
Kevin Fitzpatrick hit field goals of 36 and 25 yards in the second to give the
Golden Hurricane the lead, but Ronnie Weaver's six-yard score with just over a
minute to play in the half gave the Knights a 14-13 lead at the break.
Fitzpatrick's 25-yard field goal accounted for the only points of the third
quarter, but Shawn Moffitt gave UCF a 17-16 lead just over three minutes into
the fourth with a 29-yard field goal.
11/04 00:35:08 ET