Scores

Final

UTEP 11

(1-6, 0-4 away)

Tulsa 33

(6-1, 4-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 11, 2012

Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 3 0 0 811
TLSA 3 3 20 733

Top Performers

Passing: C. Meger (UTEP) - 257 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Singleton (TLSA) - 21 CAR, 96 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (BYU) - 10 REC, 218 YDS, 1 TD

Ja'Terian Douglas helps lead Tulsa to sixth straight win

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Ja'Terian Douglas had an 81-yard touchdown run and finished with 128 yards on 13 carries to help Tulsa rout UTEP 33-11 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.

Alex Singleton added 96 yards and two touchdowns to tie the Tulsa career record for rushing TDs with 32, and Cody Green was 13 of 22 for 198 yards for the Golden Hurricane (6-1, 4-0 Conference USA).

Leslie Jordan led UTEP (1-6, 0-3) with 10 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. Carson Meger was 16 of 23 for 257 yards with a touchdown and an interception in relief of the injured Nick Lamaison.

Up 6-3 at the half, Tulsa outscored UTEP 20-0 in the third quarter. Singleton scored on a 1-yard run, Douglas added his 81-yarder, and Shawn Jackson made it 26-3 with a 17-yard fumble return.

"We just encouraged them to execute a little better and finish drives," Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship said about the team's halftime adjustments. "We got in there twice and had to kick field goals offensively. We were playing well on defense. We were playing a little soft early on, and we just had to stay the course and play with a little more passion. We were playing and executing, but not playing with a passion, and that was really my encouragement at halftime."

UTEP ended a 10-quarter touchdown drought with Meger's 61-yard pass to Leslie with 11:06 left. Singleton countered with a 10-yard scoring run to tie the school rushing TD record set by Michael Gunter in 1980-83 and matched by Tarrion Adams in 2005-08.

"The thing about Alex is, he has now, to me, inserted himself in the three-man rotation as opposed to just being a guy that we needed at certain times," Blankenship said. "He really has become a force for us. It has given us a whole different dimension that's kind of like throwing a curveball or a change-up."

DeAundre Brown had 14 tackles for Tulsa and the Hurricane defense forced three turnovers and had 10 tackles for loss and six sacks. Tulsa is 16-1 in its last 17 conference games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
TLSA
1st Downs2620
Total Yards407479
Passing376198
Rushing31281
Penalties3-254-38
3rd Down Conversions3-148-17
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers31
Possession29:3230:28

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Meger16/2325711.211
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Green13/221989.000

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell9252.8011
Jeffery13231.805
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas131289.8181
Singleton21964.6212

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie1021821.8161
Trail3299.7016
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberson36220.7041
Langer15555.0055

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPTLSA
FG09:57Daniel Schwarz 31 Yd 03
FG05:46Steven Valadez 19 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERUTEPTLSA
FG04:54Daniel Schwarz 25 Yd 36
THIRD QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD09:38Alex Singleton 1 Yd Run (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 313
TD03:36Ja'Terian Douglas 81 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 319
TD02:21Shawn Jackson 17 Yd Fumble Return (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 326
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD11:06Jordan Leslie 61 Yd Pass From Carson Meger (Carson Meger Pass To Jim Jones For Two-Point Conversion) 1126
TD08:46Alex Singleton 10 Yd Run (Daniel Schwarz Kick) 1133