Boxscore
Tulsa 28, Notre Dame 27
Saturday, October 30, 2010 2:30 PM
Location - Notre Dame Stadium
Attendance - 80795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Tulsa 12 6 7 3 28
Notre Dame 13 7 7 0 27

Recap


John Flanders intercepted a Tommy Rees pass with 36 seconds left in the game and Tulsa held on for a 28-27 victory over Notre Dame.

With 3:23 left, Tulsa kicker Kevin Fitzpatrick put the Golden Hurricane ahead for good with a 27-yard field goal. Quarterback Tommy Rees became the first Notre Dame freshman to throw for four touchdowns but was intercepted three times.. Rees stepped in for Dayne Crist midway through the first quarter when Crist was injured after running for 28 yards. Crist ruptured a tendon in his left knee and is now out for the season.
 
The game was dedicated to former Irish student Declan Sullivan, who tragically died during the week in an accident while filming practice. Both teams wore helmet decals with Sullivan's initials on a shamrock. Tulsa improved to 5-3 while the Irish lost their second straight and dropped to 4-5.

Tulsa scored on their first possession when GJ Kinne hit Demaris Johnson on a nine-yard pass on a 3rd-and-goal call. Rees then took over Crist and completed 5 of 5 passes on the drive, culminating in a 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd. David Ruffer's extra point was blocked and Tulsa linebacker Curnelius Arnick scooped up the football and ran 90 yards for two points.

Trailing 9-6, the Irish scored their second touchdown when Rees hit fellow freshman TJ Wood on a flat pass who lateraled to Cierre Wood - a hook and ladder play - who ran 22 yards for the score and a 13-12 ND lead. Rees then hit Floyd on a 4-yard touchdown as the Irish took a 20-12 lead. Linebacker Shawn Jackson then intercepted a deflected pass and rambled 65 yards to the end zone as the Golden Hurricane closed the Irish lead at the half to 20-18.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:48
Tulsa   TD  Notre Dame 0 - Tulsa 7
1st Quarter - 6:13
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 6 - Tulsa 7
1st Quarter - 6:13
Tulsa   MXPR  Notre Dame 6 - Tulsa 9
1st Quarter - 2:59
Tulsa   FG  Notre Dame 6 - Tulsa 12
1st Quarter - 1:21
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 13 - Tulsa 12
2nd Quarter - 8:10
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 20 - Tulsa 12
2nd Quarter - 0:37
Tulsa   TD  Notre Dame 20 - Tulsa 18
3rd Quarter - 8:47
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 27 - Tulsa 18
3rd Quarter - 4:59
Tulsa   TD  Notre Dame 27 - Tulsa 25
4th Quarter - 3:23
Tulsa   FG  Notre Dame 27 - Tulsa 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Tulsa Notre Dame
W/L 5 - 3 - 0 4 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 2 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Tulsa Notre Dame
Score 28 27
First Downs 18 26
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
3-for-14
21%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 400 458
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-204 24-124
Average/Rush 5.4 5.2
Passing
Comp-Att 18-34 33-56
Passing Yards 196 334
Average/Pass Play 5.0 5.9
Penalties-Yards 12-133 7-46
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 30:05 29:55

PLAYER STATS

Tulsa (5 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Kinne 18/34 196 1 0
Notre Dame (4 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 33/54 334 4 3
D. Crist 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Kinne 20 78 3.9 0
J. Douglas 8 58 7.2 0
D. Johnson 6 36 6.0 0
M. Nelson 1 24 24.0 0
T. Roberson 1 6 6.0 0
A. Singleton 2 2 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Wood 16 58 3.6 0
D. Crist 1 29 29.0 0
B. Jackson 1 20 20.0 0
R. Hughes 4 12 3.0 0
T. Rees 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Johnson 3 52 17.3 0
D. Johnson 4 46 11.5 1
G. Cole 2 42 21.0 0
T. Roberson 3 24 8.0 0
T. Johnson 2 14 7.0 0
J. Owens 1 7 7.0 0
C. Clay 1 6 6.0 0
J. Williams 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Floyd 11 104 9.5 2
R. Toma 4 67 16.8 0
T. Eifert 5 61 12.2 0
C. Wood 5 57 11.4 2
T. Jones 5 31 6.2 0
J. Goodman 2 13 6.5 0
R. Hughes 1 1 1.0 0
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