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.