Tulsa falls to Toledo on last-sec­ond field goal

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OSU POSTGAME -

TOLEDO, OHIO — Com­ing off a win over Louisiana in its home opener, Tulsa got off to a fast start at Toledo.

But it was Toledo with the big fin­ish.

Toledo's Jame­son Vest kicked a 33-yard field goal as time ex­pired to give the Rock­ets a 54-51 win Satur­day.

Af­ter a big pass play gave Toledo a fourthquar­ter lead, Tulsa moved 79 yards in 13 plays and tied the game on a Shamari Brooks 2-yard run with 2:47 to go.

But the Rock­ets moved 59 yards to set up the game-win­ning points.

Toledo quar­ter­back Lo­gan Wood­side found Dion­tae John­son wide open down the right side­line for a 74-yard touch­down — Wood­side's sixth of the game — to give his team a 51-44 lead with 8:01 left in the game.

A se­ries ear­lier, Wood­side found John­son wide open down the left side­line for a 49-yard touch­down, then he hit Jor­dan Fisher with a two-point con­ver­sion, ty­ing the game at 44-44 with 10:18 left.

Wood­side has threw for 458 yards, while Tulsa had three play­ers — D'An­gelo Brewer, Shamari Brooks and Chad Pres­i­dent— with more than 130 yards rush­ing.

Tulsa had re­built an eight-point, 44-36 lead when quar­ter­back Pres­i­dent scored on a 39-yard run with 12:07 left in the game.

The Hur­ri­cane scored on a 1-yard run from Brewer with 56 sec­onds left in the third quar­ter to re­take a 37-34 lead, but Toledo's Josh Teachey re­turned the blocked point af­ter 100 yards to nar­row the score to 37-36.

The Hur­ri­cane lead 28-14 at half­time, but were outscored 20-3 early on in the third quar­ter as Toledo took a 34-31 lead.

Toledo's Terry Swan­son scored on a 49-yard run on the first play of the sec­ond half to cut the mar­gin to 28-21, then af­ter a 25-yard Red­ford Jones field goal, Wood­side hit Cody Thomp­son for an 81-yard touch­down pass to cut the TU lead to 31-28 with 8:55 left in the third quar­ter.

Toledo took its first lead of the game with 3:13 left in the third quar­ter on a 15-yard Wood­side to Thomp­son con­nec­tion.

TU scored on its first two se­ries, get­ting an 8-yard TD run by Pres­i­dent on the first and a 63-yard run by Union's Brooks on the sec­ond.

Toledo scored on a 60-yard pass from Wood­side to Danzel McKin­leyLewis on its sec­ond of­fen­sive play of the game.

Tulsa in­creased its lead to 21-7 with 3:17 left in the first quar­ter af­ter Craig Suits re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 37 yards for a touch­down.

The Hur­ri­cane lead in­creased to 28-7 on Brooks' sec­ond TD run, this time 8 yards.

Toledo cut the mar­gin to 14 right be­fore half­time, mov­ing 95 yards and scor­ing on a 26-yard pass from Wood­side to Thomp­son.

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