Tulsa football notebook: Green's TDs
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11/14/12 at 2:24 AM
Although he did not throw a touchdown pass during last week's 41-7 victory at Houston, University of Tulsa quarterback Cody Green hurt the Cougars with a pair of rushing touchdowns - his second and third rushing TDs of the season.
"It was fun," Green said. "Usually, we give it to Big Al (Alex Singleton) down there."
On a fourth-down play, he rolled right on a bootleg keeper and scored on a 1-yard sprint to give Tulsa a 31-0 lead.
"That was awesome," TU right tackle Brian DeShane said.
"Cody works hard and puts a lot into this," Golden Hurricane wide receiver Jordan James said. "He deserved those touchdowns. Great ballplayer."
Weather report: A football season usually includes an occasional extreme in heat or cold or rain, but the Hurricane has benefited from consistently comfortable weather this season.
On opening day at Iowa State, the temperature at kickoff was 85 degrees. The discomfort level was low, however, because there wasn't much humidity. At UAB, the game-time temperature was 83. Otherwise, temperatures for Tulsa games have ranged from 79 (against Rice on Oct. 20 and again last week at Houston) to 55 (at Arkansas on Nov. 3).
TU hosts UCF at 11 a.m. Saturday in a Fox Sports Net-televised Conference USA contest. Both teams are 8-2 overall and 6-0 in C-USA. TU leads the West Division. UCF leads the East Division.
The forecast for Saturday is spectacular - a game-time temperature in the low 50s, with a light south wind and a clear sky.
Interceptions: Senior safety Dexter McCoil has a TU career-record total of 17 interceptions. The Conference USA record is 18, set in 1999-2002 by Louisville's Anthony Floyd.
McCoil had an interception at Houston last week - and so did Hurricane senior defensive end Cory Dorris. It was the first interception of Dorris' career, and he scored on a 22-yard return.
"(Dorris) was just doing his job and it happened to fall right into his hands," McCoil said. "That's what happens when you do your job. Good things usually happen to you.
"I was pretty impressed with the athletic ability to shed the tackle. He was holding the ball like a ballcarrier. Our whole defense (is) going to celebrate because any time we get a turnover, an interception, a big play. That was a great play."