TU football notebook: Big numbers
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Sunday, November 04, 2012
11/04/12 at 4:39 AM
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In his previous three games, University of Tulsa sophomore wide receiver Keyarris Garrett had a combined total of eight catches.
Against Arkansas on Saturday, he had a career-high 12 receptions for 94 yards.
"They told us all week that we would throw the ball more, so I had a feeling I would be more active in the game," Garrett said. "All week in practice, (quarterback Cody Green) was doing good. I knew he would be on point when it was time to play."
Special-teams mistakes: In a game in which it could have scored five additional points on kicks, Tulsa lost to Arkansas by four points (19-15). Hurricane freshman Daniel Schwarz missed on a 42-yard field-goal attempt and two extra-point kicks.
"There were times on the field when we felt we were outplaying them and didn't get points on the board," Hurricane coach Bill Blankenship said. "You don't get points for feeling, but we felt we were winning the game on the field. We just thought it was a matter of time before we got more points."
Seven and seven: In a streak that began in 1977, Arkansas has recorded 18 consecutive victories over the Golden Hurricane. During that span, each program had seven head coaches.
Arkansas coaches who defeated Tulsa were Lou Holtz, Ken Hatfield, Jack Crowe, Danny Ford, Houston Nutt, Bobby Petrino and John L. Smith. Tulsa's 1977-2012 coaches who were dealt losses by Arkansas were John Cooper, Don Morton, George Henshaw, Dave Rader, Steve Kragthorpe, Todd Graham and Blankenship.
White helmet: For the second time this season, TU debuted a new white helmet. The helmet worn in Fayetteville had a Tulsa script logo on the sides and a blue-and-red stripe down the center. TU's previous white helmet had TULSA spelled out in bold, block letters, with hurricane flags strung together as a stripe.
Arkansas again: The TU and Arkansas football teams met for the 72nd time on Saturday. The Razorbacks lead the series 53-16-3. Each of the last 41 contests has been played on Arkansas soil.
In 2008, TU's eight-game win streak ended in Fayetteville. On Saturday, TU's seven-game win streak ended in Fayetteville.
Singleton's TD: With a 1-yard TD, Tulsa senior tailback Alex Singleton scored his 16th rushing touchdown of the season. He holds the program's career record of 35 rushing TDs and now is within four TDs of tying Tarrion Adams for the overall program record of 39 touchdowns.
For the season, Singleton has scored 96 points and ranks eighth on TU's single-season scoring list.
McCoil takeaway: Hurricane safety Dexter McCoil intercepted a Tyler Wilson pass on Saturday. McCoil has three interceptions this season and extended his program-record career total to 16.
TU run game: In eight previous games, TU tailbacks Ja'Terian Douglas and Singleton had a combined average of 25 carries. Against Arkansas, they had eight carries (five for Douglas and three for Singleton).
"(The Razorbacks) play a lot of five-man defensive front, and that pushes us into a little more of a pass game than we thought we would have to do," Blankenship explained.
Hamilton record: With 11 catches against Tulsa, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton became Arkansas' most prolific single-season pass-catcher. Hamilton now has 69 catches, breaking the record of 66 set by Jarius Wright last season.