(TULSA, Okla.) — Alex Singleton jumped into the end zone from one-yard back to beat UCF 33-27 in overtime and give Tulsa its first Conference USA title in school history.
Singleton ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Tulsa (10-3) will be headed to their first Liberty Bowl since 2005.
”My first championship ever,” Singleton said. ”I’m still ecstatic about it. I really can’t even explain it right now. It just feels so good.”
With the tough loss, the Golden Knights (9-4) will now play in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.
”It’s very disappointing, to come that far, have it down in overtime, miss the field goal and have them score a touchdown,” UCF running back Latavius Murray said.
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Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
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