TU falls to SMU in Friday night shootout

University of Tulsa quarterback Chad President does a salute following his second quarter touchdown run against SMU. (KTUL)

Despite University of Tulsa senior running back D'Angelo Brewer ran for 156 yards on 33 carries, the Golden Hurricane (2-7) fall to SMU (6-2) Friday night 38-34 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

The Golden Hurricane scored on the game's opening drive when Luke Skipper connected with Nigel Carter for a 41-yard touchdown reception. Skipper completed 9 of 23 passes for 212 yards along with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

The end result wasn't the only bad news for the Golden Hurricane. Freshman running back Shamari Brooks left the game in the first quarter immediately following a 3-yard touchdown run and wouldn't return. It was suspected to be a possible shoulder or collarbone injury.

The high point of the night for Tulsa came at the 12:01 mark of the second quarter when TU quarterback Chad President ran in an 8-yard touchdown to give the Golden Hurricane a 21-7 lead; their largest margin.

Tulsa led 28-21 at halftime and still clung to a 34-28 lead going into the fourth quarter. But an 8-yard touchdown run from SMU's Xavier Jones followed by a Josh Williams 29-yard field goal would be the final points of the game.

Golden Hurricane return home to host No. 24 Memphis on Saturday, November, 3rd.