Scores

Final

Tulsa 28

(7-3, 4-2 C-USA)

Houston 25

(5-5, 4-3 American)

8:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Robertson Stadium, HOUSTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 7 14 7 028
HOU 0 7 10 825

Top Performers

Passing: D. Piland (HOU) - 291 YDS, 3 TD, 5 INT

Rushing: G. Kinne (TLSA) - 31 CAR, 190 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Johnson (HOU) - 5 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 28, Houston 25

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- G.J. Kinne rushed for 190 yards and a touchdown and threw for 154 yards and two more TDs as Tulsa held on for a 28-25 win over Houston on Saturday night.

Kinne ran it in from a yard out to give the Golden Hurricane (7-3, 5-2 C-USA) a 28-10 lead with 4:11 left in the third, but Houston (5-5, 3-3 C-USA) cut the lead to 28-25 with two David Piland touchdown passes.

Piland was picked off by Marco Nelson with 5:39 left, and Tulsa ran out the clock. It was Piland's fifth interception of the game.

Piland finished 22 of 36 passing for 291 yards and three touchdowns while Kierrie Johnson caught five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Nelson finished with three interceptions, and Curnelius Arnick had two picks for Tulsa.

Alex Singleton scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 11:00 remaining in the first quarter to give the Golden Hurricane a 7-0 lead.

Houston tied it with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Piland to Justin Johnson with 13:17 remaining in the second quarter.

Tulsa took the lead back with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Kinne to Ricky Johnson with 5:09 left in the first half to make it 14-7.

Piland threw his fourth interception of the first half to Arnick, who returned it to the Houston 10. The Golden Hurricane extended its lead to 21-7 with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Kinne to Clay Sears with 3:54 left in the second.

Matt Hogan connected on a 32-yard field goal to cut the lead to 21-10 less than four minutes into the second half.

After Kinne's touchdown run, Houston answered with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Piland to James Cleveland two minutes later to cut the lead to 11.

After Tulsa couldn't convert a 4th and 4 from the Houston 34, Piland found Kierrie Johnson for a 66-yard touchdown pass, and Piland connected with Patrick Edwards to close the gap to 28-25 with 12:16 remaining in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
HOU
1st Downs2722
Total Yards413409
Passing154291
Rushing259118
Penalties4-414-32
3rd Down Conversions5-125-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers25
Possession36:0823:52

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kinne20/311545.022
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland22/362918.135

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kinne311906.1130
Clay5316.2011
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Beall17865.1013
Hayes13342.6010

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson45614.0019
Clay6447.3014
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson514028.0166
Cleveland79413.4126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSAHOU
TD11:00Alex Singleton 2 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTLSAHOU
TD13:17Justin Johnson 14 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 77
TD05:09Jameel Owens 4 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 147
TD03:54Clay Sears 5 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERTLSAHOU
FG11:16Matt Hogan 32 Yd 2110
TD04:11G.J. Kinne 1 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 2810
TD02:05James Cleveland 19 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERTLSAHOU
TD12:16Kierrie Johnson 66 Yd Pass From David Piland (David Piland Pass To Patrick Edwards For Two-Point Conversion) 2825