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University of Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins collected his latest award on Thursday.

In a private ceremony, Collins was presented with the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the award given to college football’s best defensive player, judged by the Football Writers Association of America.

FWAA’s John Hoover told Collins the vote wasn’t even close, and not just because he made some game-changing interceptions, like a pick-six against Tulane to win the game in double overtime.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that broke out Thursday shortly after the Armed Forces Bowl ended.

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One week after becoming ranked for the first time in 10 years, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane moved up a spot to No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25.

TU knocked off Tulane at home Thursday night in a wild, overtime win that included their third-string quarterback throwing a 37-yard touchdown as time expired to tie things up and a 96-yard interception return for the winning score.

TU head coach Philip Montgomery said in a season affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the team can’t quite be as connected to the city as it would like to be.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulane's team doctor says safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa.

The Tulsa World reports that Doctor Buddy Savoie said yesterday during a postgame news conference that Walker will need spinal surgery in the upcoming days.

According to the football team's Twitter account, Walker was in stable condition.

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years. Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane. Jantz threw and ran for second-quarter touchdowns to help Iowa State move ahead 24-16 at halftime. Cody Green's 3-yard touchdown pass to Keyarris Garrett brought Tulsa within 31-23 in the fourth quarter.