The Golden Hurricane football team dropped their latest game, losing 30–17 to the East Carolina Pirates.
East Carolina chalked up the first score, as Josh Hawkins picked off Dane Evans in the end zone and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown.
East Carolina dominated the entire first half, scoring on three Davis Plowman field goals and a James Summers touchdown pass to Chris Hairston for a halftime score of 20–0.
Tulsa fought back in the second half, scoring on a 1-yard rush by Zack Langer. Redford Jones hit a 21-yard field goal, and Keyarris Garrett caught a 47-yard pass from Evans. However, James Summers rushed for a touchdown as well, sealing the fate of the Golden Hurricane.
Last year’s game between these two squads took place at H.A. Chapman Stadium, in the final game of the year.
The Pirates secured a 49–32 victory, in what would be the last game of Bill Blankenship’s coaching tenure at TU.
Next week, Tulsa comes home again to face the newly No. 17 ranked Memphis Tigers in the Homecoming game on Friday night. Meanwhile, ECU stays home, hosting the undefeated Temple Owls.