Boxscore
Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17
Monday, December 31, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 53687

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Iowa State 17 0 0 0 17
Tulsa 7 14 7 3 31

Recap

Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17: Alex Singleton rushed for three short touchdowns to help the Golden Hurricane rally past the Cyclones in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., and avenge a season-opening loss.

Singleton, who rushed for 35 yards on 15 carries, scored two of his touchdowns during Tulsa's game-ending run of 24 unanswered points. Trey Watts rushed for 149 yards on 25 carries, Ja'Terian Douglas added 79 yards and quarterback Cody Green had 58 rushing yards and a score as Tulsa (11-3) racked up 317 yards on the ground.

Iowa State redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Richardson went 10-of-21 for 129 yards and struggled after building an early 17-7 lead. Senior Steele Jantz replaced Richardson in the fourth quarter but had two turnovers.

The Cyclones (6-7) jumped to an early lead on Jeremy Reeves' 31-yard interception return and Ernst Brun Jr.'s 69-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Tulsa's Shawn Jackson had two sacks in one drive before Green and Singleton scored on back-to-back short drives for a 21-17 lead in the second quarter. Singleton put the game away with a 1-yard score on fourth down with 1:50 left in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Iowa State, which defeated Tulsa 38-23 on Sept. 1, had seven punts, three turnovers and a missed field goal after taking a 17-7 lead Monday. ... The Hurricane went 10-0 this season when they rushed for at least 200 yards. ... It was Tulsa's second win (2-21) against a BCS conference school in the past 12 years.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:47
Iowa State   FG  Tulsa 0 - Iowa State 3
1st Quarter - 7:44
Iowa State   TD  Tulsa 0 - Iowa State 10
1st Quarter - 4:47
Tulsa   TD  Tulsa 7 - Iowa State 10
1st Quarter - 3:46
Iowa State   TD  Tulsa 7 - Iowa State 17
2nd Quarter - 14:33
Tulsa   TD  Tulsa 14 - Iowa State 17
2nd Quarter - 11:10
Tulsa   TD  Tulsa 21 - Iowa State 17
3rd Quarter - 1:50
Tulsa   TD  Tulsa 28 - Iowa State 17
4th Quarter - 12:49
Tulsa   FG  Tulsa 31 - Iowa State 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Iowa State Tulsa
W/L 6 - 7 - 0 11 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 6 - 0 8 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Iowa State Tulsa
Score 17 31
First Downs 9 23
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
5-for-17
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 268 410
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-98 60-317
Average/Rush 3.5 5.3
Passing
Comp-Att 14-28 11-23
Passing Yards 170 93
Average/Pass Play 5.2 4.0
Penalties-Yards 9-84 9-73
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 24:28 35:32

PLAYER STATS

Iowa State (6 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Richardson 10/21 129 1 1
S. Jantz 4/7 41 0 1
Tulsa (11 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Green 11/23 93 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Richardson 10 46 4.6 0
J. White 10 36 3.6 0
J. Woody 2 8 4.0 0
S. Jantz 4 6 1.5 0
A. Gary 1 2 2.0 0
A. Horne 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Watts 25 149 6.0 0
J. Douglas 8 79 9.9 0
C. Green 10 58 5.8 1
A. Singleton 15 35 2.3 3
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Brun 4 102 25.5 1
J. Lenz 2 29 14.5 0
J. Tiller 1 16 16.0 0
J. West 2 12 6.0 0
C. Young 1 8 8.0 0
A. Horne 1 5 5.0 0
D. Nealy 1 0 0.0 0
J. White 2 -2 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Roberson 2 35 17.5 0
W. Carter 1 19 19.0 0
K. Garrett 3 19 6.3 0
T. Watts 4 17 4.2 0
J. James 1 3 3.0 0