CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tulsa cornerback Tyon Davis thinks his team needs a little adversity to get themselves going.
That was certainly true at the Myrtle Beach Bowl where the Golden Hurricane endured Old Dominion's stunning start — a 100-yard return touchdown by LeMareon James on the opening kickoff — on the way to a 30-17 victory Monday to close the season with four straight victories.
Old Dominion (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Tulsa (6-6, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET
DALLAS (AP) — Davis Brin passed for 244 yards and a touchdown, three different ball carriers also scored and Tulsa fended off SMU 34-31 in a see-saw game to end the regular season on Saturday.
Zack Long kicked field goals of 36 and 27 yards with the latter, coming with 4:06 left in the game, providing just enough to preserve the win.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Davis Brin threw two first-half touchdown passes as Tulsa rolled to a 27-0 lead and cruised to a 44-10 win over Temple on Saturday.
The Owls were forced to punt on their opening drive and Brin drove the Golden Hurricanes 83 yards in seven plays, capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass to JuanCarlos Santana.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shamari Brooks scored on a 15-yard run in overtime and Tulsa overcame four turnovers to defeat Tulane 20-13 on Saturday.
The Golden Hurricane (4-6, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) held the Green Wave (1-9, 0-6) after the touchdown with Tyon Davis knocking down Michael Pratt's pass on fourth-and-10 from the 25.
Tulsa (3-5, 2-2 AAC) at No. 2 Cincinnati (8-0, 4-0, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 EDT (ESPN).
Line: Cincinnati by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Anthony Watkins ran for a 44-yard touchdown with 4:28 remaining to help Tulsa beat Memphis 35-29 on Saturday night.
Bryson Powers intercepted a Seth Henigan pass with 1:17 left that sealed it for Tulsa (2-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference).
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Davis Brin threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns and Tulsa picked up its first victory of the season, a 41-34 decision over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
The Golden Hurricane (1-3) amassed 663 yards with 308 yards on the ground.