Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Alex Singleton's one-yard touchdown run in
overtime lifted the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 33-27 win over the UCF Knights
in the Conference USA championship game at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Singleton rushed for 100 yards and a pair of scores while Trey Watts picked up
134 yards on the ground for Tulsa (10-3, 8-1 C-USA) which won its second C-USA
title. Cody Green threw for 153 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 14-
of-25 passing. Thomas Roberson caught four passes for 68 yards and a score.
Blake Bortles completed 14-of-32 pass attempts for 194 yards and a score and
added 60 yards and a touchdown on the ground for UCF (9-4, 7-2). The Knights
were playing in their final game as a member of C-USA as they will move to the
Big East next season. Breshad Perriman caught three passes for 65 yards and a
touchdown and Latavius Murray had 71 yards and a score on 21 carries.
Tulsa opened up the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Green to
Roberson early in the first quarter.
It would not be until the beginning of the second quarter that UCF would
respond when Perriman caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to cap
off a 10-play, 73-yard drive.
UCF added another touchdown on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to
Quincy McDuffie with a little less than five minutes remaining in the first
Singleton scored his first touchdown of the game on Tulsa's next posession on
a seven-yard run to tie the game at 14-14.
Tulsa got the ball back with just over a minute left before the break and
finished off an eight-play, 80-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run from
Ja'Terian Douglas on the final play of the half.
UCF dominated in the third quarter with a two-yard touchdown run from Murray
and a 28-yard touchdown run from Bortles. Shawn Moffitt's extra point attempt
was blocked after Murray's touchdown and the Knights lead stood at 27-21.
Trey Watts brought Tulsa back to even with a 54-yard punt return with a little
more than five minutes left in regulation. However Daniel Schwarz extra point
was blocked and with neither team scoring the rest of the way, the game went
UCF got the ball first in the extra session but the managed only four
yards after which Moffitt's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked.
Tulsa took the ball over and sparked by a 17-yard rush by Watts was able to
punch it in for the game winner.
The Golden Hurricane had a 443-330 edge in total yards and converted on
12-of-22 attempts on third down.
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