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Todd Graham: It was a game we absolutely gave away. Our fault as coaches.

6-foot-8 wide receiver Justin Jones hauled in a Hail Mary pass on the last play as East Carolina defeated Tulsa 51-49 in Greenville, NC.

Tulsa head coach Todd Graham said, "We didn't execute on the last play, we called a timeout and we didn't execute the play. That was our fault, but they just made a play."

"It was a game that we absolutely gave away."

"That's our fault as coaches. One of our coaches was confused. On the same hand, they made the play and we didn't.”

"I've been doing this for 24 years and that's never happened to me. We usually have a play we execute to put pressure on the quarterback so he can't make that throw. We called the play and didn't execute. That's our fault. They made the play and we didn't."

Update: Check out this photo from FanBlogs.com .  If the pass had fallen incomplete, Tulsa should have been flagged for the strangest of penalties.

 

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