GAMEDAY College Football

Tulsa 35, Memphis 29

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. - Anthony Watkins ran for a 44-yard touchdown with 4:28 remaining to help Tulsa beat Memphis 35-29.

Bryson Powers intercepted a Seth Henigan pass with 1:17 left that sealed it for Tulsa (2-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference).

Davis Brin threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Golden Hurricane. Shamari Brooks ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Watkins finished with 68 yards rushing.

Watkins burst up the middle, breaking three tackles and carrying a fourth defender across the goal line, capping a seven-play, 78-yard drive to give the Golden Hurricane a 35-21 lead.

But Memphis (3-3, 0-2) came right back with a 75-yard scoring drive. Calvin Austin III beat two defenders and was wide open at the 2 to catch a 30-yard touchdown pass from Henigan with 3:11 left. The Tigers made the 2-point conversion and then forced a three-and-out.

Lachlan Wilson's 64-yard punt made the Tigers start their final drive from their 11-yard line. Hengian converted on fourth-and-11 with a pass to Austin to get the Tigers near midfield, but he was picked off on next play.

Henigan, a true freshman, was 34-of-57 passing for 463 yards and threw two touchdown passes but two interceptions. Austin caught a career-high 13 passes and finished with 200 yards receiving.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MemTulsa
Tulsa TD 5:32 Shamari Brooks 13 yd run (Zack Long kick) 0 7
Second Quarter MemTulsa
Mem TD 7:36 Brandon Thomas 5 yd run (David Kemp kick) 7 7
Mem TD 0:38 Brandon Thomas 2 yd run (missed kick) 13 7
Tulsa TD 0:11 Sam Crawford Jr. 28 yd pass from Davis Brin (Zack Long kick) 13 14
Third Quarter MemTulsa
Tulsa TD 4:37 Shamari Brooks 3 yd run (Zack Long kick) 13 21
Fourth Quarter MemTulsa
Tulsa TD 9:55 Josh Johnson 63 yd pass from Davis Brin (Zack Long kick) 13 28
Mem TD 8:12 Sean Dykes 9 yd pass from Seth Henigan (Sean Dykes 2pt pass from Seth Henigan) 21 28
Tulsa TD 4:28 Anthony Watkins 44 yd run (Zack Long kick) 21 35
Mem TD 3:11 Calvin Austin III 30 yd pass from Seth Henigan (Javon Ivory 2pt pass from Seth Henigan) 29 35
Team Stats
  Memphis Tulsa
First downs 33 19
  Rushing 9 13
  Passing 22 6
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 9-18, 50% 6-14, 43%
4th down efficiency 3-4, 75% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 42-151 46-235
Passing Yards 463 182
Return Yards 29 63
Completions-Attempts-Int 34-57-2 11-21-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--21 0-0
Punts 2 7
Punts-Average 53.5 44
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-30 5-40
Time of Possession 33:35 26:25
Memphis Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Henigan 34 57 463 2 2
Tulsa Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Brin 11 21 182 2 0
Memphis Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Thomas 18 77 4.3 2
S. Henigan 9 37 4.1 0
R. Clark 3 18 6.0 0
K. Watkins 5 17 3.4 0
M. Weaver 5 5 1.0 0
A. Martin 1 0 0.0 0
Tulsa Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Brooks 26 126 4.8 2
A. Watkins 9 68 7.6 1
D. Brin 5 26 5.2 0
S. Anderson 2 12 6.0 0
K. Stokes 1 7 7.0 0
J. Johnson 1 1 1.0 0
Memphis Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Austin III 13 200 15.4 1
J. Ivory 3 61 20.3 0
S. Dykes 4 47 11.8 1
R. Taylor 2 36 18.0 0
K. Drake 2 34 17.0 0
C. Prieskorn 2 31 15.5 0
E. Lewis 2 23 11.5 0
M. Weaver 2 22 11.0 0
K. Watkins 3 8 2.7 0
R. Clark 1 1 1.0 0
Tulsa Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Johnson 8 140 17.5 1
S. Crawford Jr. 2 31 15.5 1
J. Santana 1 11 11.0 0
Memphis Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Tulsa Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Fuller 1 44
B. Powers 1 0
Memphis Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Doyle 2 107 53.5
Tulsa Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Wilson 7 308 44.0
Memphis Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Drake 1 4 4.0
Tulsa Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Memphis Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ivory 1 19 19.0
D. Martin 1 6 6.0
Tulsa Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Watkins 1 19 19.0
Memphis Missed FG
Player Length
D. Kemp 36
D. Kemp 53
J. Doyle 48
Tulsa Missed FG
Player Length




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