Tulsa at Southern Methodist

SMU 35, Tulsa 27


DALLAS (AP) - Zach Line ran for three touchdowns, and SMU got a last-second, goal-line stop to hold off Tulsa 35-27 on Saturday and become eligible for a school-record fourth consecutive bowl game.

Line, who totaled 81 yards rushing, scored on two 3-yard runs in the first half before his 10-yarder late in the third quarter gave the Mustangs (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) a 35-6 lead.

The Golden Hurricane (9-3, 7-1) rallied behind Cody Green, who threw touchdowns to Willie Carter and Keyarris Garrett before Alex Singleton's 1-yard run pulled Tulsa within eight with 5:05 to play.

Tulsa got the ball back with 46 seconds left, but on the final play, Jordan James was stopped at the SMU 1 after a 34-yard completion from Green.

Green threw for 413 yards and three scores for Tulsa, which rolled up 591 yards of total offense but was hurt by two lost fumbles and an interception. SMU's Garrett Gilbert threw a touchdown to Der'rikk Thompson and added 111 yards rushing and a score.

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Scoring Summary
SMUZach Line 3 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUZach Line 3 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUDer'rikk Thompson 25 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
TULSAAlex Singleton 9 yd pass from Cody Green (missed kick)
SMUGarrett Gilbert 74 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUZach Line 10 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
TULSAWillie Carter 31 yd pass from Cody Green (failed 2pt pass)
TULSAKeyarris Garrett 10 yd pass from Cody Green (Daniel Schwarz kick)
TULSAAlex Singleton 1 yd run (Willie Carter 2pt pass from Cody Green)
Team Stats
First Downs3213
Third Down Efficiency5-184-15
Fourth Down Efficiency5-81-2
Plays-Net Yards103-59162-305
Passing Yds413113
Kick Return Yds6137
Punt Return Yds1241
Time of Poss.30:929:51
Individual Stats
TULSA: Trey Watts 13-58, Cody Green 3-51, Alex Singleton 12-29, Ja'Terian Douglas 8-20, Michael Sorrells 1-17, Willie Carter 1-3
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 12-111, Zach Line 23-81
TULSA: Cody Green 36-64-413-1, Team 0-1-0-0
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 10-27-113-0
TULSA: Jordan James 9-145, Willie Carter 9-69, Keyarris Garrett 8-90, Trey Watts 4-44, Thomas Roberson 4-40, Derek Patterson 1-16, Alex Singleton 1-9
SMU: Der'rikk Thompson 4-67, Darius Johnson 3-35, Jeremy Johnson 2-8, Zach Line 1-3
Tulsa2nd American Athletic West6-210-3
Southern Methodist5th American Athletic West3-55-7

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