Scores

Final

Fresno State 26

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Tulsa 27

(3-1, 1-0 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

1 2 3 4 T
FRES 20 0 6 026
TLSA 7 10 10 027

Top Performers

Passing: D. Carr (FRES) - 231 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Rouse (FRES) - 27 CAR, 135 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Harper (FRES) - 7 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 27, Fresno St. 26

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa overcame an early 13-point deficit and two interceptions returned for touchdowns by Fresno State to rally for a 27-26 victory on Saturday night.

Trey Watts hit Thomas Roberson for a 26-yard touchdown on a tailback option pass for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and the Golden Hurricane (3-1) used defense and field position to protect the one-point lead. On their last six drives, the Bulldogs (2-2) advanced no farther than their 33-yard line, punting five times and having the clock run out on the last possession.

Robbie Rouse ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, and Derek Carr passed for 231 yards for Fresno State. But the defense was the points generator, as three interceptions led to touchdowns.

Patrick Su'a (20 yards) and Tristan Okpalaugo (21 yards) raced to the end zone after picking off Cody Green, and Derron Smith's interception led to Rouse's 1-yard scoring run. Quentin Breshears missed an extra-point try for the Bulldogs and had another blocked.

After trailing 20-7, Tulsa came back on Green's 31-yard scoring toss to Keyarris Garrett and two Daniel Schwarz field goals.

Green was 13 of 37 for 202 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
TLSA
1st Downs1617
Total Yards364354
Passing231228
Rushing133126
Penalties7-881-5
3rd Down Conversions9-235-21
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers23
Possession30:2029:40

Passing Leaders

Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr26/442315.310
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Green13/372025.513

Rushing Leaders

Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rouse271355.0137
Watson252.505
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Singleton18563.1012
Douglas11524.7132

Receiving Leaders

Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harper711516.4132
Adams55110.2022
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
James48421.0042
Roberson36521.7129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFRESTLSA
TD09:43Robbie Rouse 37 Yd Run (Quentin Breshears Kick) 70
TD09:24Patrick Su'a 20 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 130
TD08:21Ja'Terian Douglas 32 Yd Run (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 137
TD05:28Josh Harper 32 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Quentin Breshears Kick) 207
SECOND QUARTERFRESTLSA
TD09:34Keyarris Garrett 31 Yd Pass From Cody Green (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 2014
FG04:46Daniel Schwarz 24 Yd 2017
THIRD QUARTERFRESTLSA
TD12:33Tristan Okpalaugo 21 Yd Interception Return (Pat Blocked) 2617
FG10:32Daniel Schwarz 38 Yd 2620
TD02:52Thomas Roberson 26 Yd Pass From Trey Watts (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 2627