NEW ORLEANS — Zack Langelar, Craig Suits and Kolton Schindelar ignited a late rally to lead Tulsa past Tulane 45-34 Friday night.
The season-finale win makes the Golden Hurricane (6-6, 3-5 American Athletic Conference) bowl eligible, though they had to play catch-up most of the game.
That changed in a hurry as the Hurricane scored 21 points the final 6:45. Langelar started with a 1-yard TD run that capped a 75-yard drive in 55 seconds.
After the ensuing kickoff, Suits picked off Tulane's Jordy Joseph and went 28 yards to give Tulsa the lead, 38-34. After scoring 14 points in 14 seconds, the Hurricane struck once more — Schindelar, a converted tight end, leaping to intercept Joseph near the 10, and racing 89 yards up the left sideline to score.
Joseph threw for 343 yards with four TDs for Tulane (3-9, 1-7).
Dane Evans threw for 367 yards and three scores for Tulsa, which is bowl-eligible for the ninth time since 2003.