Scores

Final

Sam Houston 3

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Tulsa 56

(3-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

1 2 3 4 T
SHSU 3 0 0 03
TLSA 14 21 21 056

Top Performers

Passing: G. Kinne (TLSA) - 264 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Opeseyitan (TLSA) - 10 CAR, 55 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 3 REC, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 56, Sam Houston St. 3

Associated Press

TUSLA, Okla. -- G.J. Kinne threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns in two quarters as Tulsa demolished Sam Houston State 56-3 on Saturday.

Tulsa (3-1) amassed 517 yards of total offense against the outmanned Bearkats (1-2) of the Southland Conference.

Kinne completed 12 of 15, including touchdown tosses of 30 yards to Slick Shelley, 63 yards to Damaris Johnson and 16 and 34 yards to Trae Johnson.

Kinne, who also led Tulsa in rushing with 58 yards on five carries, found the pickings easy compared with his struggles the previous week in a 45-0 loss at Oklahoma. He played one series in the third quarter, leading Tulsa to another score without throwing a pass. The key play was a 16-yard run by kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick on a fake field goal. Wide receiver A.J. Whitmore scored on a 5-yard run, culminated by a leap over the left pylon.

Reserve quarterback Jacob Bower rumbled 15 yards for a score, freshman tailback Willie Carter ran 39 yards for another and Charles Opeseyitan scored from 2 yards out.

Tulsa scored on five of its first six possessions in building a 35-3 halftime lead and led 56-3 with 2:57 to go in the third quarter.

Damaris Johnson led Tulsa's receivers with three catches for 103 yards. The sophomore went over the 1,000-yard mark for his career and surpassed 100 yards for the fourth time.

Tulsa, which led the nation in total offense the previous two years, surpassed 50 points and 500 yards for the first time in 2009.

It was the third impressive defensive outing in four games for Tulsa. The Hurricane has allowed 13 or fewer points to every opponent except Oklahoma. The Bearkats had averaged 38 points and 497 yards per game.

Sam Houston State moved the ball effectively early but managed just a field goal by Miguel Antonio. Quarterback Blake Joseph completed 7 of 18 passes for 87 yards. Sam Houston State managed just 241 yards of total offense and lost two fumbles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
TLSA
1st Downs1321
Total Yards241516
Passing100278
Rushing141238
Penalties2-206-32
3rd Down Conversions4-155-10
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession33:0826:52

Passing Leaders

Sam Houston StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph7/18874.800
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kinne12/1526417.640

Rushing Leaders

Sam Houston StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aston14594.2022
Joseph9434.8020
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kinne55811.6018
Opeseyitan10555.5123

Receiving Leaders

Sam Houston StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Madkins14747.0047
Lucas22211.0013
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson310334.3163
Shelley25728.5130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSHSUTLSA
TD09:08Slick Shelley 30 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 07
FG06:15Miquel Antonio 25 Yd 37
TD05:33Damaris Johnson 63 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERSHSUTLSA
TD12:49Charles Opeseyitan 2 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 321
TD08:52Trae Johnson 34 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 328
TD06:27Trae Johnson 16 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 335
THIRD QUARTERSHSUTLSA
TD11:34A.J. Whitmore 5 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 342
TD05:44Jacob Bower 14 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 349
TD02:57Willie Carter 39 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 356