Jul 28, 2014
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Oakton Grad Helps Tulsa Football Win Championship

Trey Watts named MVP of Saturday win over University of Central Florida

Though Oakton High School's football team had a disappointing loss in the state semifinals Saturday, across the country, one of its alumni was leading his collegiate team to a victory in the Conference USA Championship.

University of Tulsa junior Trey Watts, a graduate of Oakton High School, was named the most valuable player of the Hurricanes' 33-27 over the University of Central Florida.

Perhaps the biggest moment was when Watts ran 54 yards for a touchdown after a rule of first touch -- a play that made ESPN's top 10 moments.

With just more than five minutes left in the game, UCF was forced to punt the ball, and "tried to bat the ball back toward to TU defensive goal, but the ball was not downed," according to a report on tulsahurricane.com.

Watson scooped up the loose ball and ran for a touchdown, tying the game at 27-27 and forcing overtime.

Watts, a two-time letterwinner and returning starter, has played in 24 games for Tulsa this season, 16 of them starts, according to his profile.

Saturday's touchdown was the ninth this year, according to the site.

In Saturday's game he had 210 all-purpose yards, along with 134 rushing yards and another 22 in kickoff returns.

The win gives the Hurricanes their first C-USA title since they won in 2005, the first year they joined the league.

Watts will play with the Hurricanes again Dec. 31 in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

For a clip of Watts' big moment, view the media player above.

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