Field goal lifts No. 23 South Florida over Tulsa

The Oklahoman - - COLLEGE KICKOFF - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

[AP PHOTO]

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.

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