Tulsa storms past Fresno St.

first_img “Until Nov. 19, it went very well,” Fresno State coach Pat Hill said. “At the end, it didn’t go very well.” TCU 27, Iowa State 24: Peter LoCoCo kicked a 44-yard field goal with less than 6 minutes remaining to give the No. 14 Horned Toads the victory in the Houston Bowl. The win extended TCU’s winning streak to 10 games, the third-longest in the nation behind No. 1 USC (34) and No. 2 Texas (19). LoCoCo’s field goal was TCU’s only score in the second half after the Horned Frogs built a 24-17 halftime lead. Mountain West champion TCU was out to prove itself after being snubbed by the BCS. The Horned Frogs had the best record among teams from non-BCS conferences. N.C. State 14, South Florida 0: Using stout defense and just enough offense to get the job done, the Wolfpack capped its late-season rally with a victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at Charlotte, N.C. Brian Clark caught a 9-yard touchdown pass and Andre Brown scored on a 1-yard run to lead the Wolfpack (7-5), which rallied from a 2-4 start to the season to close the year with three consecutive wins. It was a disappointing end for upstart South Florida, which was playing in its first bowl in school history. The Bulls (6-6) launched their program nine years ago, moved up to Division I-A in 2001 and capped their first season in the Big East with a bowl bid. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tulsa made a remarkable comeback this season. Fittingly, the Golden Hurricane used a timely rally to win their biggest game of the year. Paul Smith ran 4 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:55 to play, and Tulsa had two key interceptions in its 31-24 victory over Fresno State on Saturday in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn. “Today was really a microcosm of our season,” Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe said. Smith, the game’s MVP, was 18 of 27 for 234 yards with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Ashlan Davis. But he made his biggest play on the ground, scrambling around three defenders and into the end zone to secure Tulsa’s first bowl victory in 14 years. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I just decided I didn’t want to force (a pass) in there,” Smith said. “I’ve done that a lot when I was younger, and it always goes 99 yards the other way. So I just wanted to tuck it down and try to make a play.” The Golden Hurricane forced a pair of turnovers from the Bulldogs’ Paul Pinegar in clinching their seventh win in eight games to close the season. The Golden Hurricane (9-4) overcame low expectations this season to claim an unlikely Conference USA championship in its first year in the league, then beat a Fresno State team that gave top-ranked USC fits and once was ranked 16th before a late-season slump. Pinegar, who was denied in his attempt to become the first quarterback to go 4-0 as a starter in bowl games, finished 19 of 30 for 213 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Wendell Mathis had 117 yards rushing for Fresno State (8-5), which closed a once-promising year with four straight losses after beating Boise State on Nov. 10. The closer-than-expected loss to the top-ranked Trojans came nine days later. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL are celebrating their all-Ireland hurling victory over Tyrone at Croke Park on Saturday.Click on this brilliant Wallace Media video to hear interviews with the heroes including Ciarán Mathewson. Enjoy!DDTV VIDEO: INTERVIEWS WITH DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINNING HURLING HEROES was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelanddonegal hurlerslory meagher cup finalwallace medialast_img read more