On a day the college football world got a televised picture postcard from Cincinnati, the Bearcats got out to a 14-0 start against Tulsa, sputtered in the second quarter, pulled away, then sputtered again.
It would come down to a pair of late possessions by Tulsa, both stopped. After fumbling away what looked like their final possession, the Bearcats defense stopped the Golden Hurricane four straight times. Steven Anderson’s last rush was fumbled in the end zone and recovered by senior Jabari Taylor to secure UC’s 28-20 Homecoming triumph over Tulsa.
“We train for that,” Darrian Beavers said of the back-to-back goal-line stands. “We practice for that. We practice for sudden moments when we don’t expect it and we think the game’s over. Stuff happens. We have to be always prepared to come out on the field. (When) our backs are against the wall, we play our best.”
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