Spencer Rattler handed for 304 yards, and No. 2 Oklahoma beat Tulane 40-35 on Saturday in a sport that was relocated from New Orleans due to Hurricane Ida.
Oklahoma led by 5 within the fourth quarter and Tulane had possession, however quarterback Michael Pratt ran for 12 yards on a fourth-and-13 play. Tulane turned the ball over on downs, and Oklahoma ran out the clock.
Oklahoma’s Gabe Brkic tied an FBS report with three discipline targets of fifty or extra yards, and Marvin Mims had 5 catches for 117 yards for the Sooners (1-0).
Pratt handed for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Inexperienced Wave (0-1). He additionally ran for an additional rating.
Oklahoma had the Inexperienced Wave painted on the 25-yard strains, and Sooners followers cheered when Tulane’s gamers ran onto the sphere earlier than the sport.
Tulane opened the scoring on a 6-yard landing go from Pratt to Cameron Carroll. The Inexperienced Wave went up 14-7 within the first quarter on a 15-yard landing run by Jaetavian Toles.
Oklahoma scored the subsequent 30 factors and took a 37-14 lead into the break.
Brkic made three discipline targets within the second quarter. His second was a 51-yarder, after which he closed the half with a career-high 56-yarder. It was the longest discipline purpose for an Oklahoma kicker since 1977.
Pratt scored on a 4-yard keeper, and the Inexperienced Wave received the 2-point conversion to make it 37-22.
Tulane trimmed its deficit to 40-28 when Pratt threw a 5-yard landing go to Carroll. Pratt stumbled and fell within the backfield on the 2-point strive.
Brkic missed a 31-yard discipline purpose, giving Tulane a shot late. Pratt’s 5-yard landing go to Will Wallace made it 40-35 with 2:18 remaining, and Tulane recovered the onside kick earlier than failing to attain.
Tulane: The Inexperienced Wave performed impressed soccer and practically pulled off one of many greatest upsets in class historical past.
Oklahoma: The Sooners couldn’t run the ball within the second half, in order that they could not put the sport away. Oklahoma scored simply three factors after the break.
Tulane is scheduled to host Morgan State on Saturday.
Oklahoma hosts Western Carolina on Saturday.
The Sooners might drop after going to the wire towards an unranked staff.