Tulsa Golden Hurricane Blows through Rice
TULSA, Okla. (www.tulsahurricane.com) – Tulsa’s Damaris Johnson gained 322 all-purpose and scored three touchdowns en route to a 64-27 victory in front of 19,036 fans on Saturday afternoon at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Johnson gained three punt return yards, 22 rushing yards, 134 kickoff return yards and 163 receiving yards. He became the Conference record-holder for career kickoff return yards with 3,054 yards. Johnson came into the game ranked 19th on the ’s career all-purpose yardage list and jumped all the way into 10th place. He now has 6,824 career all-purpose yards.
Tulsa is now 6-3 overall and 3-2 in C-, while Rice fell to 2-7 overall and 1-3 in C-.
Tulsa’s G.J. Kinne ended the game with 417 yards of total offense, as he passed for 371 yards and four TDs, while rushing for another 46 yards.
For the game, Tulsa gained 612 yards of total offense, including 439 yards passing and 173 rushing.
Tulsa began the second half the way it left off at halftime, as Johnson ran back a 94-yard kick for a touchdown, increasing Tulsa’s lead to 50-13. The Hurricane put seven more points on the board on a 16-yard pass completion from Kinne to Trey Watts. The Owls added two scores, one in the third quarter and one in the fourth, before reserve Tulsa quarterback Shavodrick Beaver led the Hurricane on a 16-play, 80-yard scoring drive as Alex Singleton ran in from one-yard out with 1:08 remaining in the game.
After a three and out on Tulsa’s first possession of the game, the Hurricane scored on six of its next seven possessions in the first half to take a 41-7 lead at halftime.
Tulsa went three and out on its first possession, but responded after a 58-yard Rice scoring drive put the Owls ahead 7-0 at the 13:26 mark. The Owls scored on a 50-yard reception by Patrick Randolph, the son of Tulsa co-defensive coordinator Paul Randolph.
Tulsa then scored twice in 0:58. The first came on a 12-yard pass Kinne pass to Trae Johnson that capped six-play, 75-yard drive. On the subsequent kickoff, Ja’Terian Douglas caused a fumble, and James Roberson recovered the fumble at the Rice 43-yard line. Three plays later Kinne threw 19 yards to Damaris Johnson for the score and a 13-0 lead at the 10:06.
Tulsa went 90 yards in six plays and scored on a 41-yard pass from Genesis Cole to Damaris Johnson at the 3:43 mark of the first quarter.
Tulsa went ahead by 20 points, 27-7 at the 13:23 mark of the second quarter, when Alex Singleton’s one-yard run and Kevin Fitzpatrick’s capped an 80-yard, nine-play drive in an elapsed time of 3:27.
The Hurricane scored on its next possession, going 70 yards in 10 plays as Willie Carter ran in from 10 yards out at the 7:39 mark of the second period putting Tulsa ahead 34-7.
After the Hurricane defense stopped the Owls on fourth down at the Tulsa 10-yard line with 3:18 remaining in the first half, Tulsa went 90 yards for the second time today and scored on a 19-yard Kinne pass to Thomas Roberson at the 0:31 mark.
Tulsa amassed 440 yards of total offense in the first half with 339 yards coming through the air, and 101 on the ground.
113:26RiceNick Fanuzzi 50 pass to Patrick Randolph (Boswell kick) 0-7
111:04TulsaG.J. Kinne 12 pass to Trae Johnson ( Blk) 6-7
110:06TulsaG.J. Kinne 19 pass to Damaris Johnson (Fitzpatrick kick)13-7
13:43TulsaGenesis Cole 41 pass to Damaris Johnson (Fitzpatrick kick)20-7
213:23TulsaAlex Singleton 1 run (Fitzpatrick kick) 27-7
27:39TulsaWillie Carter 13 run (Fitzpatrick kick) 34-7
20:31TulsaG.J. Kinne 19 pass to Thomas Roberson (Fitzpatrick kick)41-7
311:48RiceTaylor Cook 55 pass to Luke Willson ( Blk) 41-7John Flanders returned blocked 67 yards 43-7
311:35TulsaDamaris Johnson 94 KO return (Fitzpatrick kick) 50-13
37:45TulsaG.J. Kinne 16 pass to Trey Watts (Fitzpatrick kick) 57-13
35:07RiceSam McGuffie 5 run (Boswell kick) 57-20
410:56RiceTyler Smith 6 run (Boswell kick) 57-27
41:08TulsaAlex Singleton 1 run (Hulse kick) 64-27