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NCAA Game Summary - Tulsa at S-M-U

(Saturday, October 11th)

Final Score: Tulsa 37, SMU 31

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Quarterback David Johnson racked up 281 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 37-31 victory over the SMU Mustangs in Conference USA action.

Slick Shelley posted 105 receiving yards and two scores for Tulsa (6-0, 3-0 C- USA), which has won its first six games to open the season for the first time since 1942.

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns in the loss for SMU (1-6, 0-4), while Emmanuel Sanders finished with six catches for 132 yards.

Tulsa trailed SMU by a score of 31-24 heading into the final quarter, but Trae Johnson caught a 33-yard touchdown pass with just under 10 minutes remaining to tie the score. On the ensuing drive, DeAundre Brown intercepted Mitchell to get the ball back for the Golden Hurricane, and A.J. Whitmore scored on an eight-yard run to give Tulsa the lead and the 37-31 win.

The Golden Hurricane opened the game's scoring with a 24-yard field goal by Jarod Tracy with three-and-a-half minutes remaining in the first quarter.

SMU took a 7-3 advantage on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to Cole Beasley in the final minute of the opening frame.

Midway through the second quarter, the Mustangs extended their lead to 14-3 on an 18-yard scoring strike from Mitchell to Aldrick Robinson.

Less than two minutes later, Tulsa cut its deficit to 14-10 on a 15-yard touchdown connection between Johnson and Shelley.

SMU got a 46-yard field goal from Thomas Morstead with 46 seconds remaining in the first half, but Tulsa's Tracy answered from 34 yards out with no time left on the clock. At intermission, the Mustangs owned a 17-13 lead.

In the third quarter, Tracy narrowed the gap to 17-16 with a 22-yard field goal.

SMU pushed its lead to 24-16 with a 10-yard touchdown pass to from Mitchell to Terrance Wilkerson with 8:57 left in the third quarter.

Less than one minute later, Tulsa answered with a touchdown of its own, as Johnson and Shelley hooked up for a 40-yard pass and catch. Johnson then made good on a two-point conversion attempt, and his short run tied the score at 24-24.

The Mustangs made the score 31-24 on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to Sanders midway through the third quarter, but SMU was shut out the rest of the way.

Tulsa, which was leading the nation in total offense entering the tilt, racked up 32 first downs and 602 total yards.

10/12 00:48:03 ET

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