Tulsa head coach Todd Graham, left, reacts to a poor defensive series against Central Arkansas as defensive back John Flanders listens during their game in Tulsa last Saturday. Tulsa won, 62-34. ASSOCIATED PRESS
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RB becomes dual threat for Tulsa
Tarrion Adams, senior running back from Moore, has become the first player in Tulsa football history to have 2,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards pass receiving.
"It's huge to me personally, but firstly it contributes more to the team,” Adams said. "The more success I have individually, it makes the team that much better. I'm a team guy and anything that helps the team, I'm all for it. But I'm very grateful.”
"Tarrion's been an unbelievable warrior for our program,” Tulsa coach Todd Graham
said. "He's a leader on our team, voted captain every week. And it's a big-time accomplishment for him to reach a milestone that's never been done here. It's just awesome and he's well-deserving of that. We're very, very proud of Tarrion.”
TU vs. top QBs
Last Saturday, Tulsa faced Central Arkansas quarterback Nathan Brown
, who is rated the No. 3 pro quarterback prospect (one spot ahead of Missouri's Chase Daniel
) by Pro Football Weekly. This Saturday, TU faces another outstanding quarterback in Rice senior Chase Clement
, who is ranks sixth in NCAA total offense. His first year as a starter was 2006, when Graham was Rice's coach.
"He's very smart with the football, just a great quarterback,” Graham said. "He's really playing well right now.