Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

This time, it’s the Hurricane of Tulsa that reigns in Maimi

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Miami is renown for the strength of the Hurricanes.

In this case, it’s the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

The Hurricanes swamped Central Michigan in a 55-10 victory in the Miami Beach Bowl Monday, scoring 38 points in the second and third periods and coasting.

Senior quarterback Dan Evans led the way, throwing for 304 yards and five touchdowns in the victory. He got plenty of help, as running backs De’Angelo Brewer ran for 105 yards and James Flanders ran for 100. Receiver Josh Atkinson caught 12 passes for 131 yards. Receiver Keevan Lewis caught three scoring passes.

“We’ve had a really good season and this is a really good football team,” Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery said. “I don’t know if we’ve gotten the respect across the country that we deserve. We play with a chip on our shoulder. You saw that tonight.”

Central quarterback Cooper Rush threw three interceptions.

Tulsa finished its season 10-3. Central was 6-7.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

Latest from Sports

Go to Top