|Date of game: 9/27/2014
Recap: Tulsa vs. Texas State
Tulsa, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Jones racked up 279 total yards and scored three touchdowns, as the Texas State Bobcats outlasted the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in triple overtime, 37-34, in non-conference action at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Jones completed 21-of-31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns while adding 51 yards and a score on the ground for Texas State (2-2). Terrence Franks rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and Bradley Miller (eight receptions, 112 yards) was Jones' favorite receiving target.
For Tulsa (1-3), Dane Evans threw for 234 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 23-of-40 passing while chipping in a rushing score as well. James Flanders (21 carries, 112 yards) and Zack Langer (20 carries, 82 yards, TD) were both active in the running game, while Keevan Lucas (nine receptions, 67 yards, TD) and Keyarris Garrett (eight receptions, 117 yards) produced out wide.
After a scoreless first quarter, Texas State got on the board midway through the second on a 3-yard touchdown run by Jones, which capped off a 12-play, 91- yard drive. The score remained 7-0 in favor of Texas State heading into halftime.
The Bobcats doubled their lead early in the third quarter on a 6-yard touchdown run by Franks.
Tulsa ended Texas State's shutout bid with under six minutes to play in the third quarter on a 20-yard field goal by Carl Salazar. The Bobcats responded with a field goal of their own three minutes later when Will Johnson drilled a 49-yarder.
The Golden Hurricane brought their deficit to just seven with under 10 minutes to play in regulation when Evans hooked up with Conner Floyd on a 17-yard touchdown pass.
On 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line with just 10 seconds remaining, Tulsa tied the game at 17-17 when Evans crossed the plain on a sneak. The touchdown capped off a 17-play, 75-yard drive that lasted seven minutes.
Tulsa had the first possession of the first overtime and scored a touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Evans to Lucas.
Texas State forced a second extra session when, on fourth down, Jones connected with Jafus Gaines on a 5-yard touchdown.
A third overtime was queued up after Jones tossed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Ben Ijah and Langer ran in a 4-yard rushing score for Tulsa.
The Golden Hurricane had to settle for a 31-yard field goal by Salazar in the third overtime, and the Bobcats cashed in when Franks ran in a 2-yard score to secure the win.
Texas State went just 5-of-16 on its third-down attempts but managed to covert both of its fourth-down tries.Game Notes