Tulsa wins marathon game over Louisiana-Lafayette in home opener

McKINLEY WHITFIELD
By: 
Mike Moguin
Sports Correspondent

Tulsa’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday on Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium was almost like a track meet. The Golden Hurricane (1-1) notched their first win, which was expected. However, the final score of 66-42 reflects a high productive day of offense from both teams, while the defense was off. However, Tulsa’s defense made the plays needed, turnovers namely, that stopped Louisiana-Lafayette drives, making all the difference.
Spiro product McKinley Whitfield only made three tackles, two which were solo, after making 10 in his linebacking debut against Oklahoma State on Aug. 31 at Boone Pickens Stadium. One of his tackles, which he assisted with Edmiston, came near the goal line. He also hurried Rajin’ Cajun quarterback Jordan Davis in one instance, which led to Davis getting sacked for a 4-yard loss by a teammate. Whitfield also had a pass break-up.

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