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TU football fan remains faithful

By J. Christopher Proctor
Editor-in-chief 

This summer I was talking to my good friend John Lepine about TU football’s upcoming 2013 campaign. While there were some big questions about matches against teams like Iowa State and East Carolina, we both agreed that when it came to our homecoming opponent—the newly-formed University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners—the only question would be how many points we decided to score on them before running out the clock. Both of our estimates were over 70.

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Turnovers, penalties lead to first TU loss vs Tulane in C-USA

By Will Bramlet
Sports Editor 

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane lost to the Tulane Green Wave 14–7 for only the second loss against Tulane in team history. It was also the first loss for the Hurricane at the Superdome.

Cody Green was unable to play Saturday because of an injury, so redshirt freshman Dane Evans started the game at the quarterback position. Evans first drive as a starting QB ended in a three and out and the following two drives ended with an interception, one of which occurred deep in the Tulane end zone.

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C-USA mid-season football roundup

By Jesse Keip
Student Writer 

The Golden Hurricane (2–4, 1–1 C-USA) aims for a C-USA championship repeat, but the tough 30–27 overtime loss to Rice has the Hurricane in fourth place in the C-USA West division, behind North Texas, Rice and the surprisingly successful Tulane.

While the Hurricane topped UTEP in El Paso last weekend, UTEP is contending for the cellar of C-USA West with a winless conference record. Even though the UTEP squad is relatively weak, the TU victory can nonetheless serve as a stepping stone to more conference success.

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1. Rice’s Darik Dillard runs the ball past Tulsa’s Dwight Dobbins in overtime period for a 25-yard touchdown on a pass from Taylor McHargue to win the game for the Owls. / Zane Cawthon / Collegian

2. Field goal kicker Carl Salazar prepares for a 36-yard attempt. The try passed through and uprights to tie the game vs Rice at 24 with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter, forcing overtime. / Logan Miller / Collegian

Comeback falls short in overtime

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Billy Lafortune, carrying the white flag with a blue dot, leads the Golden Hurricane onto Skelly Field Saturday afternoon before the match vs the Rice Owls to the sound of the Tulsa fight song and over 20,000 fans cheering in the stands. / Logan Miller / Collegian

Matthew Magerkurth
Student Writer

The Golden Hurricane football team, despite a strong rally in the second half of Saturday’s game against the Rice Owls, fell in overtime by a score of 30–27. TU was outscored in the sudden death period, as a field goal on the first possession of overtime proved not to be enough.

Strong performances by running back Trey Watts and defensive back Michael Mudoh were bright spots in the loss, which snapped a six-game winning streak against the Owls.

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1. Thomas Roberson celebrates his touchdown reception in the back of the end zone. The nine-yard pass from Cody Green to Roberson plus the point-after-attempt by Carl Salazar put the Hurricane up 14–7 with 1:33 left in the first half. It was also one of two touchdown passes by Green to Roberson in the game; the only two touchdown passes for the Hurricane. / David Kennedy / Collegian

2. Ja’Terian Douglas takes a short pass from Cody Green near the line of scrimmage at the Hurricane’s 38 yard line and runs all the way to the Cyclones’ 21 yard line. The play helped to setup Roberson’s first touchdown reception of the day. David Kennedy / Collegian

Hurricane loses Liberty Bowl rematch

Catherine Duininck
Student Writer

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane lost 38–21 in a tough matchup against the Iowa State Cyclones on Thursday night. The two teams met twice last year, splitting the games, and had only met once before last season in a game in 1961 which the Cyclones won.

Tulsa’s Keevan Lucas is taken down near midfield by the Iowa State Cyclones’ Jeremiah George near the end of the game on Thursday night. / Catherine Duininck / Collegian

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Tulsa’s Trey Watts returns a punt in the third quarter of the football game against the Sooners. Watts’ 77-yard return ended at the OU 9 yard line where Lacoltan Bester forced Watts out of bounds. The return set up a 21-yard field goal by Carl Salazar which made the score 34–13 with 4:46 left in the third quarter.

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Tulsa’s Trey Watts returns a punt in the third quarter of the football game against the Sooners. Watts’ 77-yard return ended at the OU 9 yard line where Lacoltan Bester forced Watts out of bounds. The return set up a 21-yard field goal by Carl Salazar which made the score 34–13 with 4:46 left in the third quarter.

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Ja’Terian Douglas catches a pass from Cody Green for a 17 yard touchdown pass 7:42 into the game. Douglas had two receptions for 24 yards and rushed 13 times for 43 yards. Green was 21 for 39 for 212 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. 
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Ja’Terian Douglas catches a pass from Cody Green for a 17 yard touchdown pass 7:42 into the game. Douglas had two receptions for 24 yards and rushed 13 times for 43 yards. Green was 21 for 39 for 212 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception.