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Week 9 summaries
South Bend, IN -- The Tulsa Golden Hurricane outpaced the Fighting Irish 26-17 Saturday night. The Hurricane were paced by junior QB GJ Kinne's 314 yards and 2TD's as well as 6 sacks by junior DT Darell Zellars. Notre Dame struggled all game with 3 turnovers, yet pulled within 3 at 20-17 with 2:25 left to play when sophomore WR Jameel Owens returned the kickoff 94 yards for the final TD. The game should not have been as close as it was though as junior K Kevin Fitzpatrick missed four field goals and two extra points. "We have a lot we need to tighten up," Tulsa coach mikedredd said after the game, "we left to many points out there and it nearly cost us the game. Luckily J.O. came through with that return to give us some breathing room." Asked if he felt encouraged by his team's performance mikedredd answered, " I'm just glad to get outta here with the W, that guy in the Leprechaun outfit gives me the creeps."
ECU 17 - UCF 21
Everyone knew that ECU was going to come into this game by stretching the field with their air attack. Question was how would the Knights counter it. The Knights would get the ball first and try and pound the ball, only to have theier drive stall. The Pirates would take thier first drive to the red-zone where they would settle for a FG. In the second quarter, UCF would finally get on the board in typical fashion, grinding it out. The Knights D was satisfactory by allowing yards but not letting ECU get points. With less than a minute in the half, the UCF had the ball back, trying to drive to add some points before the end of the half. ECU played great defense as they would get a pick on the out route and set themselves up for the score. Score at the half 10-7 Pirates.
The 3rd quarter was a defensive battle as either team could get anything going. The 4th quarter was scoring heavy with UCF scoring on to drives and ECU scoring on one. The Pirates would get on last chance with the ball, down by 4 and a 1:30+ left on the clock. Pirate QB Wornick would drive 70 plus yards with a combo of draws and passes to get themselves into the red-zone. The Knights D would finally step up and and shut down the passing attack sealing the victory for the Knights.
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