"The Turning Point"

"The Turning Point"

The four Tulsa turnovers will get a lot of attention as UTSA cruised to a 34-15 on Saturday, but there were several critical moments mid-way through the second quarter that helped secure the win.

It has been night and day in how the UTSA Hard Hat Defense has been able to create turnovers in the second half of this 2013 season.

And while the three first quarter turnovers certainly set the tone for the game, and a fourth turnover in the final quarter sealed the win, there were a handful of key plays second quarter that were "The Turning Point" in this game.

With UTSA up 17-0, Tulsa put together their best drive of the game moving the ball into the redzone.

The Golden Hurricane had it the first and 10 and the UTSA 11. Tulsa, who had showed some success rushing the ball, moved the ball rushed the ball three straight times. Each time, the defense stopped them.

Up until this point in the game, UTSA had benefited from every break in the game: an interception, a forced fumble, and a muffed punt that scored a touchdown.

So on 4th and 2 on the UTSA three yard line, Tulsa called a roll out pass play that was broken up by Safety Triston Wade.

The UTSA offense then took over in their shadows of their own endzone. A few plays later, WR Kam Jones took a handoff and raced 84 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.

The play was the longest rush in UTSA history and put the ‘Runners up 24-0.

Those set of plays resulted in a 10-14 point swing in the game and put a stop to any potential comeback by Tulsa.

VIDEO: 4th Down Stop

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