Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle speaks during ...
Arkansas 19, Tulsa 15
LITTLE ROCK 1st QuarterARKANSAS 10, TULSA 0
Arkansas received the opening kick and drove for a touchdown for the first time this season, with Cobi Hamillton (37 receiving yards), Dennis Johnson (26 all-purpose yards, 8-yard touchdown run) and Julian Horton (12 receiving yards) doing the damage.
Tulsa converted a fourth-and-2, but stalled and missed a 42-yard field goal. Johnson took a dump pass 25 yards on third-and-8, the Hogs stalled in the red zone and Zach Hocker made a 31-yard field goal. Tulsa moved into Arkansas territory, converting thirdand-8 with a 21-yard pass from Cody Green to Keyarris Garrett on the last play of the quarter.
2nd QuarterARKANSAS 13, TULSA 12
A muffed snap at the Arkansas 3 set up a Tulsa field-goal try. Tevin Mitchel was called for roughing the kicker, and Tulsa big back Alex Singleton scored on fourth down from the 1, but the extra-point attempt was missed. A 69-yard Dylan Breeding punt pinned the Hurricane deep, and Nate Holmes’ 25-yard punt return set the Hogs up at the Tulsa 30. After Tyler Wilson was sacked, Zach Hocker made a 46-yard field goal. Tulsa’s Trey Watts then ran for a 29-yard touchdown. D.D. Jones blocked the extra point and the Hogs led 13-12. Tyler Wilson’s deep pass was intercepted by Dexter McCoil. Offensive pass interference against Keyarris Garrett snuffed Tulsa’s 2-minute drill.
3rd QuarterTULSA 15, ARKANSAS 13
Arkansas’ Julian Horton fumbled a reception away at the Tulsa 23 and Demarco Nelson returned it 33 yards.
A 31-yard catch by Thomas Roberson set up Daniel Schwarz’s 29-yard field goal for a 15-13 Hurricane lead.
Dennis Johnson muffed the kickoff and a personal foul on Jerry Mitchell left Arkansas at the 5. After Arkansas punted, Trey Watts took a screen pass 45 yards to the Hogs’ 5. After Tevin Mitchel broke up a fade for Keyarris Garrett on third down, Tulsa passed on a 22-yard field-goal attempt and Trey Flowers broke up a Cody Green pass at the line. Arkansas drove 50 yards to the Tulsa 45, then rugby punted into the end zone.
4th QuarterARKANSAS 19, TULSA 15
Jared Green had a 7-yard sack of Cody Green. Tyler Wilson found Demetrius Wilson for 20 yards and Cobi Hamilton for 41 on consecutive plays. Dennis Johnson put Arkansas up 19-15 with a 1-yard touchdown run, and the two-point conversion failed. Chris Smith broke up a third-down pass.
Arkansas had a chance to seal it inside the Tulsa 15, but didn’t get in and Zach Hocker missed a 26-yard field goal.
Tulsa gave it up on downs, but Arkansas passed up a field goal on fourth-and-1 at the 16 and Dennis Johnson was stopped, giving Tulsa life. Two plays later, Chris Smith’s sack and forced fumble on Green ended it, as Byran Jones recovered.
Sports, Pages 35 on 11/04/2012