Field goal lifts No. 23 South Florida over Tulsa
TULSA — Coby Weiss made a 22-yard field goal with 2 seconds left, and No. 23-ranked South Florida scored 17 points in the final 7:10 to beat Tulsa 25-24 on Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Blake Barnett set up the winning field goal with a 32-yard strike to Tyre McCants to the 5.
Barnett scored on 1and 12-yard runs to pull the Bulls (6-0 overall, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) within two with 2:10 to go, but was stopped on a two-point conversion run.
USF forced Tulsa (1-5, 0-3) into a three-andout, giving the Bulls the ball back with 1:03 remaining on their own 43 with no timeouts left.
Jordan Cronkrite, who set a USF and AAC record with 302 yards last week at UMass, rushed for 151 yards on 25 carries. But outside of a 66-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that evened it at 10, Cronkrite didn't do a lot of damage in the televised game.
Barnett completed 17 of 39 passes for 237 yards.
Tulsa's Seth Boomer was 6 of 21 for 71 yards.
Tulsa almost won the game due to not turning the ball over, combined with a strong defense. Coming into the game, Tulsa ranked last in FBS in turnovers and turnovers per game, and sixth-tolast in turnover margin.
Tulsa quarterback Seth Boomer, right, is chased by South Florida defensive tackle Tyrone Barber during Friday night’s game at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa.