Louisiana-Monroe (1-4) scored 17 straight points in the third quarter to lead 24-20. But Matt Linscott's interception gave the Golden Hurricane (3-2) the ball at the Louisiana-Monroe 29, and two plays later Evans threw to D'Angelo Brewer for the go-ahead score with 8:41 left. The Warhawks fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and eight plays later Tulsa scored on Zack Langer's second 1-run touchdown.
Evans was 28 of 44 and moved to sixth on Tulsa's career passing TD list with 37.
The game marked the return of Todd Berry to his alma mater as Warhawks head coach. It also came a week after the sudden death of Warhawks walk-on quarterback Daniel Fitzwater.