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Tulsa 29, East Carolina 27

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Chase Meyer kicked three field goals in the second half, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 second left, and Tulsa defeated East Carolina 29-27 to finish the season for both teams.

The Golden Hurricane trailed 24-21 at halftime, then held ECU to 141 yards, three first downs and three points in the second half. Meyer's field goals all came after Tulsa drove inside the red zone, hitting from 28, 26 and 37 yards.

Kirk Francis completed 23 of 37 passes for Tulsa (4-8, 2-6 American Athletic Conference), with two touchdowns and an interception. Anthony Watkins ran for 106 yards and Kamdyn Benjamin had six receptions for 143 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown. Kendarin Ray had 15 tackles, nine solo for Tulsa.

East Carolina's Alex Flinn was 12-of-18 passing for 184 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Pirates (2-10, 1-7) got 145 yards and a touchdown on the ground from Rahjai Harris and Chase Sowell caught five passes for 108 yards.

November 25, 2023


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TulsaECU
Tulsa TD 13:34 Kamdyn Benjamin 31 yd pass from Kirk Francis (missed kick) 6 0
ECU TD 10:20 Jaylen Johnson 4 yd pass from Alex Flinn (Andrew Conrad kick) 6 7
ECU TD 4:48 Rahjai Harris 50 yd run (Andrew Conrad kick) 6 14
Tulsa TD 1:54 Luke McGary 15 yd pass from Kirk Francis (Chase Meyer kick) 13 14
Second Quarter TulsaECU
Tulsa TD 12:49 Bill Jackson 1 yd run (Chase Meyer kick) 20 14
ECU TD 8:27 Jsi Hatfield 32 yd pass from Alex Flinn (Andrew Conrad kick) 20 21
ECU FG 0:02 Andrew Conrad 29 yd FG 20 24
Third Quarter TulsaECU
Tulsa FG 9:16 Chase Meyer 28 yd FG 23 24
Tulsa FG 3:15 Chase Meyer 26 yd FG 26 24
Fourth Quarter TulsaECU
ECU FG 12:12 Andrew Conrad 26 yd FG 26 27
Tulsa FG 0:01 Chase Meyer 37 yd FG 29 27
Team Stats
  Tulsa East Carolina
First downs 23 17
  Rushing 5 8
  Passing 15 9
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-15, 47% 3-10, 30%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 33-149 37-225
Passing Yards 297 184
Return Yards 67 39
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-37-1 12-18-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 3--14
Punts 3 3
Punts-Average 44 33.7
Fumbles Lost 0-0 3-3
Penalties - Yards 9-86 6-65
Time of Possession 30:51 29:09
Tulsa Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Francis 23 37 297 2 1
East Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Flinn 12 18 184 2 2
Tulsa Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Watkins 18 106 5.9 0
K. Francis 3 23 7.7 0
B. Jackson 9 16 1.8 1
J. Ford 3 4 1.3 0
East Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Harris 21 145 6.9 1
A. Flinn 11 51 4.6 0
J. Bond 4 23 5.8 0
J. Patterson 1 6 6.0 0
Tulsa Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Benjamin 6 143 23.8 1
C. Chester 5 54 10.8 0
L. McGary 3 45 15.0 1
A. Watkins 2 19 9.5 0
N. Rempert 3 17 5.7 0
B. Jackson 2 13 6.5 0
J. Ford 1 5 5.0 0
E. Hall 1 1 1.0 0
East Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Sowell 5 108 21.6 0
J. Hatfield 2 45 22.5 1
J. Johnson 3 19 6.3 1
R. Harris 1 12 12.0 0
J. Patterson 1 0 0.0
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Tulsa Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Oliver 1 2
D. Jones 1 0
East Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
S. Revel 1 0
Tulsa Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Davies 3 132 44.0
East Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Larsen 3 101 33.7
Tulsa Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
East Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hatfield 1 4 4.0
Tulsa Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ford 2 44 22.0
K. Benjamin 1 21 21.0
East Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hatfield 3 46 15.3
K. Edmonds 1 14 14.0
J. Barker 1 -7 -7.0
J. Johnson 0 -18 -∞
Tulsa Missed FG
Player Length
C. Meyer 46
East Carolina Missed FG
Player Length




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