Tulsa has made a behavior of comebacks this season, however none was as miraculous because the one the Golden Hurricane pulled towards Tulane on Thursday.
No. 25 Tulsa appeared destined to lose its first sport as a ranked staff since 2008 after the Golden Hurricane entered the fourth quarter with a 14-Zero deficit to Tulane. Furthermore, the staff was all the way down to its third-string quarterback, Davis Brin, who was compelled into motion after backup Seth Boomer left the sport with a leg damage late within the third quarter. Starter Zach Smith left the sport late within the first with a torso damage.
The redshirt sophomore, nevertheless, rose as much as the problem for the Golden Hurricane (5-1, 5-Zero AAC): He ultimately accomplished 18 of 28 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns, spurring a comeback with simply 10 minutes left in regulation in an eventual 30-24 win.
Brin led two fourth-quarter scoring drives, capped by an 18-yard landing run and 19-yard landing go to receiver Josh Johnson, respectively, to tie the sport at 14 with 3:16 remaining. Even nonetheless, a Tulane landing left the Golden Hurricane in a 21-14 deficit with six seconds remaining in regulation — time sufficient for one last Hail Mary play. Davis made it occur once more when he in some way related with receiver JuanCarlos Santana for the last-second, 37-yard landing:
The groups traded area targets in additional time earlier than Tulane took over on offense to begin the second OT interval. This time, it was the protection that pulled off the game-ending play. Redshirt junior linebacker Zaven Collins picked off Michael Pratt and returned it 96 yards for the game-winning landing, sealing the comeback.
This is not Tulsa’s first comeback win this season, nevertheless; in truth, it is the Golden Hurricane’s third straight. They trailed East Carolina 17-Three at halftime on Oct. 30 earlier than rallying to win 34-30. Then on Nov. 14, Tulsa scored 21 unanswered factors over then-No. 19 SMU to upset the Mustangs 28-24.
It should be a pleasant feeling for Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery to know his groups can nonetheless pull off unimaginable comebacks, even with a third-string quarterback.