Monday, December 19, 2016

Bilo's Quick Miami Beach Bowl Recap

Tulsa 55, Central Michigan 10

Tulsa outscored CMU 38-0 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and the Golden Hurricane rolled past the Chippewas in a sparsely attended Miami Beach Bowl.
Dane Evans was dominant at QB for Tulsa, completing 28/38 passes for 304 yards and 5 TDs on the day. He finished as Tulsa career leader in completions, pass attempts, passing yards, total yards, and TD passes. Keevan Lucas caught 7 passes for 72 yards and 3 TDs in the win, and finishes his Tulsa career with 32 TDs. James Flanders rushed for 100 yards, and D'Angelo Brewer rushed for 105 yards to complete the total offensive destruction.
Cooper Rush was held without a TD pass for CMU, and was picked 3 times, the only time in his career that this had ever happened. The CMU run game was a problem all season, and was held under 100 yards on the ground for the 7th time in 13 games on the season. On a flip side, Tulsa had over 200 yards passing, and over 200 rushing for the 9th time this season.
John Bonagamo is now 0-2 in bowls as coach of the Chippewas.
The bowl win was the first for Tulsa since 2012.
Tulsa's defense had not collected a pick in their last 4 games before picking off Rush 3 times today.
Josh Atkinson caught 12 passes for Tulsa for 131 yards and one score. Chris Minter caught the 5th Tulsa score.
Tulsa finished with 34 1st downs, CMU with 19.
Tulsa managed 20 rushing 1st downs, while CMU was held to just 4.
Tulsa finished with 581 total yards in the win.
There were 157 total offensive plays run in this game.
Neither team fumbled.
Both teams combined for just 8 penalties.
Tulsa never punted, while CMU punted just 4 times.
Tulsa converted on a whopping 10/15 3rd downs, while CMU converted just 5/14.
Both teams converted on just 2/7 4th down tries.

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