Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa football team closed out spring drills with the Annual Spring Game at H.A. Chapman Stadium Friday night as temperatures dipped into the 30s.
Head Coach Bill Blankenshiip was pleased afterwards with the progress of his team in his first spring drills as the Hurricane head coach.
"I was pleased with the matchups we had tonight and the big plays from our first unit on offense, G.J. and Damaris - we expect that from them. But, I really liked what I saw from Jordan James, making plays. Trey Watts ran well and caught the ball out of the backfield. We were playing without a couple of starting offensive linemen who were dinged up, but all-in-all I was very pleased with that first group," said Blankenship.
"Defensively, our front seven was very dominate. I thought our No. 1 defense played extremely well," said Blankenship. "We didn't see many mistakes. They didn't give up the big play and had a lot of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Our front four was very difficult to block, especially the defensive ends."
With a scoring system that saw each side of the ball benefit in certain situations, the offense out-scored the defense 52-40 for the victory. Senior quarterback G.J. Kinne completed 16-of-20 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns, while his main target was sophomore Jordan James with five receptions for 65 yards and one TD.
Damaris Johnson led all ball carriers with 60 yards on two attempts, while he also caught three passes for 17 yards and one TD. Trey Watts gained 42 yards on five carries for the Tulsa offense.
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