Tulsa routs Central Michigan in Miami Beach Bowl

The Chippewas did not go 2-0 against teams from the state of Oklahoma in 2016.

And the Golden Hurricane made sure that this game was not going to come down to a controversial call at the end.

Tulsa made it look easy in a 55-10 defeat of Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl.Gradient1plusTulsa

TU records were falling on the day about as often as CMU quarterback Cooper Rush was getting sacked.

Senior Hurricane quarterback Dane Evans became the all-time leader in passing touchdowns, now with 84, after tossing five in the victory. He was already the school’s leader in passing yards and with 304 on the day that total increases to 11,752 for his career.

TU receiver Keevan Lucas also made his way into the record book with three TD receptions on the day. His career total is now 32, matching the mark held by Tulsa greats Steve Largent and Howard Twilley.

Tulsa got on the board first with Evans’ first TD pass. He hit Josh Atkinson from five yards out to complete a 17-play, 93-yard drive to establish the dominance of the day.

The Golden Hurricane led 10-3 after the first quarter and never looked back, scoring the next 45 points.

The defense did its job as well, giving up only 83 rushing yards and sacking Rush four times, with Petera Wilson Jr. getting the credit for two of them.

Tulsa improves its record to 10-3, the first 10-win season since 2012.

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