Evans, Tulsa cruise to Mi­ami Beach win

The Times-Tribune - - Sports - BY TIM REYNOLDS

MI­AMI — Dane Evans and Tulsa put up huge num­bers all sea­son, and did it again at the Mi­ami Beach Bowl.

Evans passed for 304 yards and five touch­downs in his fi­nal col­lege game, three of those scor­ing throws go­ing to Kee­van Lu­cas, and Tulsa rolled past Cen­tral Michi­gan, 55-10, on Mon­day af­ter­noon at Mar­lins Park.

Evans com­pleted 28 of 38 passes for the Golden Hur­ri­cane (10-3), who fin­ished with six wins in the sea­son’s fi­nal seven games. It capped a record-set­ting ca­reer for Evans, who be­came Tulsa’s leader with 84 touch­down throws and — as a big base­ball fan — said it was a thrill to play in a big-league park.

Tulsa got points on its first eight pos­ses­sions, plus an­other touch­down when Jesse Brubaker ran an in­ter­cep­tion back 66 yards for a score. The Golden Hur­ri­cane — who weren’t stopped with Evans on the field — turned it over on downs in their fi­nal two drives, the sec­ond of those a mer­ci­ful kneel-down with 1:44 left at the Cen­tral Michi­gan 5.

Tulsa fin­ished the sea­son av­er­ag­ing 42.5 points and 527 yards per game. The Golden Hur­ri­cane out­gained Cen­tral Michi­gan, 581-355.

Cooper Rush was 24 for 49 pass­ing for 241 yards for Cen­tral Michi­gan (6-7), throw­ing three in­ter­cep­tions in his fi­nal game with the Chippe­was. Jahray Hayes ran for Cen­tral Michi­gan’s lone touch­down.

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