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Rice vs. Tulsa: Golden Hurricane pull away late

Tulsa moved to 5-0 in C-USA play with a comeback win over the Owls on Saturday.

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Tulsa vs. Rice final: Golden Hurricane win 28-24

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane came back from a halftime deficit to defeat the Rice Owls 28-24 in Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.

Trailing by three points until late in the fourth quarter, the 7-1 Golden Hurricane claimed the 28-24 victory when Alex Singleton scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Tulsa started the drive with under three minutes remaining, and got into scoring position after Ja'Terian Douglas ripped off a 75-yard run on the first play of the drive.

Rice took a 24-21 lead in the fourth quarter on a 35-yard field goal from Chris Boswell. This reclaimed the lead for Rice after it led 21-14 at halftime.

Tulsa quarterback Kalen Henderson completed only eight of his 23 passes, but threw for 201 yards and one touchdown. His passing-game playmaker was Keyarris Garrett, who had three catches for 118 yards.

Box Score Hero: Douglas. The Tulsa running back finished with 169 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Rankings Ramifications: Tulsa received a couple points in the polls last week. Now at 7-1, Tulsa should start to get closer to the top 25.

But Did They Cover? Tulsa was a 19-point favorite, and did not cover.

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Next Week's Schedule: Tulsa enjoys a bye, while Rice with host Southern Miss.

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Tulsa Golden Hurricane trail 21-14 at half

Looking for their seventh win at a row, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will need a rebound in the second half as they trail the Rice Owls, 21-14, at halftime.

The Owls got out in front early after Cole Way blocked a Tulsa punt that was returned for a touchdown by Sam McGuffie. The Golden Hurricane tied up the score in the first quarter with a 1-yard Alex Singleton rushing touchdown, but fell behind again in the second quarter when Taylor McHargue rushed 20 yards for a score to begin the second quarter.

Tulsa responded with a 28-yard touchdown run from Ja'Terian Douglas, but less than three minutes later McHargue found Luke Wilson in the middle of the field to take a 21-14 lead.

Neither team has had much success passing the ball, as neither McHargue nor Tulsa's Kalen Henderson have been able to complete more than 50 percent of their passes. However, Tulsa managed 144 rushing yards while Rice tallied 103 on the ground.

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