The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team traveled to SMU on Saturday, and got back on the winning track with a 40–31 victory.
D’Angelo Brewer and Justin Hobbs both had big days, rushing and receiving for 119 and 150 yards, respectively.
SMU started out strong, with Courtland Sutton and Jeremiah Gaines both getting touchdown passes from quarterback Matt Davis. A Redford Jones field goal was the only Tulsa scoring, as SMU led 14–3.
Zack Langer made yet another short touchdown run, cutting the lead to four. The next scoring play came on an interception thrown by Davis, as defensive back Kerwin Thomas returned it 31 yards for a touchdown.
SMU answered with a trick play, as running back Xavier Jones took a Matt Davis pass and threw it to receiver Xavier Castille, who easily ran in for the touchdown.
With less than 20 seconds left in the half, running back D’Angelo Brewer made a tremendous touchdown run, running through several defenders right at the goal line to score.
Tulsa further built upon their 23–21 halftime lead, with Langer running in another touchdown. A pair of field goals by either team brought the score to 33–24 Tulsa after three quarters.
SMU found the end zone again in the final quarter, as Sutton made an impressive over-the-shoulder catch in the corner of the end zone. However, Zack Langer’s third touchdown of the day sealed the fate of the Mustangs, as the resulting 40–31 lead stood.
Tulsa also defeated SMU 38–28 at home last year. In that game, Dane Evans passed for five touchdowns and Zach Langer rushed for over 150 yards.
Next week, Tulsa will look to win back-to-back conference games as they host a winless Central Florida team. Meanwhile, SMU hosts the Temple Owls who will be looking for a win after almost upsetting Notre Dame.