Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 34

(4-1, 1-1 away)

Tulsa 62

(4-0, 2-0 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 10 10 6 834
TLSA 14 14 17 1762

Top Performers

Passing: N. Brown (CARK) - 342 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Adams (TLSA) - 13 CAR, 120 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Marion (TLSA) - 6 REC, 136 YDS, 2 TD

Tulsa 62, Cent. Arkansas 34

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- David Johnson threw for 286 yards and four touchdowns, Tarrion Adams ran for 120 yards and scored twice and Courtney Tennial added three 1-yard touchdown runs as Tulsa's prolific offense amassed 641 yards in a 62-34 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday night.

The Bears (4-1), who came in ranked 12th in the Football Championship Subdivision, gave the Hurricane (4-0) all it could handle for a half, trailing just 28-20 at the break thanks to the passing of NFL prospect Nathan Brown, who completed 24 of 33 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns.

But Tulsa's defense finally came up with consecutive stops to open the second half and the offense, which entered the game ranked second in the NCAA in passing offense and total offense, was never slowed.

Johnson's 26-yard strike to Brennan Marrion, who caught six passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns, gave Tulsa a 35-20 cushion early in the second half. After a 29-yard field goal by Jarod Tracy, UCA made its final push as Brown hit Willie Landers with a screen pass.

Landers shook a tackle and raced 60 yards for a score to cut the lead to 38-26. Landers finished with five catches for 117 yards.

Tulsa scored easily on its next two possessions to seal the outcome.

Johnson, who entered the game as the nation's leader in pass efficiency, completed 18 of 22 passes with two interceptions. Tulsa did not punt in the contest.

Johnson threw touchdown passes of 51 yards to Marion, 14 yards to Slick Shelley and 24 yards to Adams. Jamad Williams set up Tennia's first score with a 31-yard run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
TLSA
1st Downs2329
Total Yards435641
Passing342312
Rushing93329
Penalties6-455-57
3rd Down Conversions6-1310-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers02
Possession35:4024:20

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown24/3334210.430
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson18/2228613.042

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes15573.8114
Brown10171.7010
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams131209.2137
Williams10777.7031

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Landers511723.4160
Lovett46917.3040
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Marion613622.7251
Johnson36120.3035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKTLSA
TD13:34Brennan Marion 51 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 07
TD10:32Eric Ware 16 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 77
TD07:49Slick Shelley 14 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 714
FG00:49Eddie Carmona 36 Yd 1014
SECOND QUARTERCARKTLSA
TD14:54Tarrion Adams 24 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 1021
FG07:45Eddie Carmona 27 Yd 1321
TD04:36Courtney Tennial 1 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 1328
TD00:49Nick Cowger 7 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 2028
THIRD QUARTERCARKTLSA
TD11:13Brennan Marion 26 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2035
FG06:17Jarod Tracy 29 Yd 2038
TD03:49Willie Landers 60 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Pat Failed) 2638
TD02:16Tarrion Adams 9 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2645
FOURTH QUARTERCARKTLSA
TD13:26Courtney Tennial 1 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2652
FG07:34Jarod Tracy 27 Yd 2655
TD05:42Brent Grimes 1 Yd Run (Nathan Brown Pass To Willie Landers For Two-Point Conversion) 3455
TD00:13Courtney Tennial 1 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 3462