(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)By JEFF LATZKEAP College Football Writer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship really couldn't blame Willie Carter for being impatient.
Carter was ready for his chance to get on the field and show what he could do. He was just stuck behind a talented player with the skills that wound up landing him on an NFL roster.
So, Carter bided his time and just as soon as his number was called, he blossomed into a threat for the Golden Hurricane. In his first season in a starting role, Carter led the team with 61 catches and 868 yards receiving.
The big, beefy H-back has returned for his senior year and could have an even larger role this time around, starting Saturday with a trip to Iowa State, one of the schools that recruited Carter out of high school.
AP Sports Writer Luke Meredith contributed to this report from Ames, Iowa.