Tulsa, Okla. – With a 39 yard keeper, Tulane (3-5,2-2 ACC) quarterback Justin McMillan’s touchdown capped a 24-17 comeback victory that removed Tulsa from bowl eligibility.
Tulsa was unable to answer in next possession. The Green Wave sack of quarterback Seth Boomer set up a failed fourth-and-18 attempt, giving Tulane possession with only 1:23 remaining.
Coming off their first shutout in 9 years to Arkansas the previous week, the Golden Hurricane lead for the majority of the game. Leading early by 10-0, that lead was shorten to three by a one yard Darius Bradwell touchdown run to finish the first half.
Tulsa regained a 10 point lead with a 14 yard touchdown run by Keylon Stokes to make in 17-7.
With a series of costly penalties Tulsa started losing moment in the third quarter. Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery saying, “Some of those things you got to be more disciplined about. Our penalties just came at bad times and you just can’t have that. We can’t hurt ourselves.”
With the help of an explosive 51 yard run by Corey Dauphine, Tulane tied it up with a McMillan touchdown and 20 yard field to make it 17 all early in the fourth.
Commenting on their second half troubles Montgomery said, “We gave up a couple of explosive plays today that we have not been giving up. Our guys are battling, they are fighting, we just have to get over the hump.”
Tulsa now falls to 1-7, 0-4 ACC and will be hosting UConn Huskies (1-7,1-3) this upcoming Saturday.
Moving forward, sophomore WR Keylon Stokes says, “We just keep in our minds that we have to go out there every day and give it our all and give it our best… we still have something to fight for and that’s to finish the season with a better record.”