Golden Hurricane scores late TD, defeats Pirates in Tulsa

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Tulsa Golden Hurricane needed a late touchdown to defeat the East Carolina Pirates. The Golden Hurricane won 34-30 over the Pirates on Friday night at Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

With the win, the Golden Hurricane have improved to 3-1 on the season. They are now a perfect 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference. 

Tulsa Golden Hurricane celebrates their 34-30 win over the East Carolina Pirates with a group photo
Tulsa Golden Hurricane celebrates their 34-30 win over the East Carolina Pirates with a group photo (Photo by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football/Instagram)

The loss dropped the Pirates to 1-4 overall. The team is now 1-3 within the AAC.

Only the Tulane Green Wave and South Florida Bulls have worst conference records, as they are 0-4. 

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Golden Hurricane quarterback Zach Smith went 19 of 37 for 253 yards. He had two touchdown passes and two interceptions. 

T.K. Wilkerson had 18 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Keylon Stokes had six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. 

Pirates quarterback Holton Ahlers went 38 of 50 for 330 yards. He had three touchdown passes and one interception. 

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Rahjai Harris had 21 carries for 118 yards. Tyler Snead had 16 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. 

Wilkerson had the aforementioned two rushing touchdowns for the Golden Hurricane. He also scored the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds left in the game. 

Stokes and JuanCarlos Santos also had receiving touchdowns. Zack Long also made two field goals.

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Snead, C.J. Johnson, and Harris caught receiving touchdowns for the Pirates. Jake Verity also made three field goals. 

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