Tulsa outlasts FAU in OT 47-44, new H.C. gets first win

In a match-up of the C-USA and American Athletic Conference, Florida Atlantic and Tulsa battled it out over four quarters, but weren’t quite satisfied with the outcome and so decided to give the fans in the stands more action at Chapman Stadium, sending it into overtime.

Both offenses churned out over 1,100 combined yards (563 – FAU, 618 Tulsa) as well as 60 first downs in a statistician’s wet dream in college football’s opening day. The only real difference maker in the game was FAU’s commitment to penalties, punishing itself 13 times for 130 yards compared to Tulsa’s four penalties that cost the Golden Hurricanes only 26 yards.

After FAU dominated quarters two and three, Tulsa would answer back in the fourth and again in overtime, out-scoring the Owls 19-6. By the time overtime kicked in, Senior Zack Langer would cross the plane of the endzone after FAU kicker Greg Joseph missed a 27 yarder wide right as the scoreboard read 44-41 in favor of FAU.


Earlier, in the opening minutes after the second quarterback, Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans hooked up with wideout Keevan Lucas sprawling out like Superman to haul in a 43-yard ball. Coincidentally, Evans would feed Lucas over half of Evans’ 424 yards (193) and both of Evans’ touchdown passes.

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