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Tulsa's Ashlan Davis became the first player in NCAA history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in four straight games.

Originally Published: November 9, 2004
By Kevin Acee | Special to ESPN.com
There seems to be a difference of opinion about how to defend Ashlan Davis, Tulsa's amazing junior who last week against SMU became the first player in NCAA history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in four straight games.

"Two things happen when you have a great returner," SMU coach Phil Bennett said. " ... You've got to challenge your kids (or) sometimes you've got to not challenge them and say, 'Hey we'll give up the yardage and not take the chance of a big play."

Rice tried to kick away from Davis, but he still grabbed one kick and returned it 83 yards to the end zone. Southern Methodist kicked to Davis all day and shut him down until he took one kick at the four and didn't stop until the end zone, making him the first player in history to return four kicks for scores in a season.