Golden Hurricane suffers tough loss at Toledo

A game-winning field goal as time expired sent the Golden Hurricane football team home with a loss this weekend in their game against Toledo.
Early on, it was clear that the offenses would be the main story of the game. Tulsa received the opening kickoff and marched down the field on a massive 18 play drive to take the lead. In response, Toledo scored on their first possession. Instead of a long drive, though, they took just one play, as their receiver turned on the jets and blew past the entire Tulsa secondary for a 75 yard score.
The game looked good for Tulsa early, as they got an advantage on an interception returned for a touchdown. With just five minutes remaining in the first half, the Golden Hurricane found themselves up by three touchdowns, at a score of 28-7. Toledo was not ready to go down quietly, and managed one more score before halftime to narrow their deficit to 14.
In the second half, only three possessions didn’t end in points between the two teams. Tulsa had to punt twice compared to a single punt for Toledo. The Rockets continued to close the gap between the two teams, and finally tied the score at 44-44 with ten minutes remaining.
Both teams had enough time for one more scoring drive before Toledo retook possessions with two minutes remaining. They moved the ball down the field and into field goal range as time nearly expired. Stopping the clock with 0:02 remaining, they set up for the game winning field goal and successfully converted it.
The Rockets maintained their perfect season record at 3-0, while Tulsa fell to 1-2. Tulsa returns home next week, looking to remain perfect at home. The New Mexico Lobos will be the opponent of their 12:30 p.m. game on Saturday afternoon.

Post Author: Joe Edmunds