Nov 14, 2020; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane head coach Philip Montgomery pumps his fist during the fourth quarter of the game against Southern Methodist Mustangs at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. TU won the game 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 25 Tulsa uses late rally, 2 OTs to edge Tulane

Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime Thursday night as No. 25 Tulsa defeated visiting Tulane 30-24 in an American Athletic Conference game.

The Golden Hurricane (5-1, 5-0 AAC) won after erasing a double-digit deficit for the fourth time this season. Third-string quarterback Davis Brin rallied them from a 14-0, fourth-quarter hole by rushing for one touchdown and throwing for two.

The Green Wave (5-5, 2-5) saw their three-game winning streak end.

The teams traded field goals during the first overtime, and on the first possession of the second overtime, Tulane moved to the Tulsa 7-yard line. However, on third-and-goal, Collins intercepted a Michael Pratt pass and ran it all the way back for the sudden victory.

It wasn’t the first moment of dramatics for Tulsa: The game went to overtime when Brin threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to JuanCarlos Santana as time expired in the fourth quarter.

That score came after Tulane had taken a 21-14 lead with 1:38 remaining when Amare Jones’ 71-yard kickoff return set up Pratt’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Tyrick James.

The game was scoreless at halftime and Tulsa missed a scoring opportunity on the first possession of the third quarter. It drove to the Tulane 33 before Deneric Prince lost a fumble.

The Green Wave finally ended the scoreless tie when Stephon Huderson ran 5 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 5:25 left in the third quarter.

On the ensuing possession, the Golden Hurricane went for a fourth-and-1 at their own 29, but T.K. Wilkerson was tackled for a 2-yard loss, giving Tulane a short field.

Two plays later, Pratt (who completed just eight of 17 passes for 76 yards) threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Will Wallace for a 14-0 Tulane lead.

Early in the fourth quarter, Brin ran 18 yards for a touchdown, and with 3:16 remaining, he added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Josh Johnson to tie the score.

Brin completed 18 of 28 for 266 yards after Zach Smith and Seth Boomer were injured.

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