HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Cody Green threw his only touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Jordan James for the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter, and Tulsa stopped Marshall on downs twice in the fourth quarter to seal a 45-38 win Saturday.
The Golden Hurricane's quarterback connected with Thomas Roberson on the two-point conversion to follow up his touchdown, putting Tulsa (5-1, 3-0 Conference USA) up by seven with 8:25 remaining.
Then the Tulsa defense took over. Lowell Rose broke up a Rakeem Cato pass on Tulsa's 16-yard line on fourth-and-5 to stall a Thundering Herd (2-4, 1-1) drive with 3:32 left. Less than two minutes later, Tulsa's Marco Nelson broke up another pass by Cato on fourth-and-7 at the Golden Hurricane's 17 to stall Marshall's final possession and seal the win.
Alex Singleton rushed for three touchdowns on 94 yards for Tulsa.
Cato had three TDs and 391 yards passing for Marshall.
|TULSA||Daniel Schwarz 36 yd FG|
|MRSHL||Justin Haig 20 yd FG|
|TULSA||Alex Singleton 48 yd run (Daniel Schwarz kick)|
|TULSA||Alex Singleton 4 yd run (Daniel Schwarz kick)|
|MRSHL||Kevin Grooms 6 yd run (Justin Haig kick)|
|MRSHL||Antavious Wilson 11 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|TULSA||Alex Singleton 2 yd run (Daniel Schwarz kick)|
|TULSA||Dwight Dobbins 11 yd fumble return (failed 2pt rush)|
|MRSHL||D.J. Hunter returned XP|
|MRSHL||Remi Watson 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass)|
|TULSA||Trey Watts 95 yd kick return (Daniel Schwarz kick)|
|MRSHL||Gator Hoskins 72 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|MRSHL||Antavious Wilson 32 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (failed 2pt pass)|
|TULSA||Jordan James 4 yd pass from Cody Green (Thomas Roberson 2pt pass from Cody Green)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-14||13-19|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||3-3||0-3|
|Kick Return Yds||255||77|
|Punt Return Yds||6||0|
|Time of Poss.||29:37||30:23|
|TULSA: Trey Watts 18-111, Alex Singleton 16-94, Ja'Terian Douglas 8-31, Cody Green 8-25, Team 3--11|
|MRSHL: Kevin Grooms 16-71, Steward Butler 16-53, Remi Watson 6-42, Rakeem Cato 6-9, Team 1--6|
|TULSA: Cody Green 9-17-90-0|
|MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 31-44-391-1, Blake Frohnapfel 1-1-12-0|
|TULSA: Willie Carter 5-28, Keyarris Garrett 3-58, Jordan James 1-4|
|MRSHL: Aaron Dobson 10-128, Antavious Wilson 7-123, Tommy Shuler 7-28, Gator Hoskins 4-89, Kevin Grooms 1-12, Remi Watson 1-10, Craig Wilkins 1-10, Eric Frohnapfel 1-3|
|Tulsa||1st Conference USA West||8-1||11-3|
|Marshall||3rd Conference USA East||4-4||5-7|