No. 23 USF rallies to beat Tulsa 25-24 to remain unbeaten
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Blake Barnett and Tyre McCants came through with No. 23 South Florida's undefeated season on the line against struggling Tulsa.
The Bulls overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 7:10, taking the lead on Coby Weiss' 22-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in a 25-24 victory Friday night.
Barnett and McCants set up the field goal, with Tyre McCants taking the ball to 5 with 8 seconds left on a 32-yard pass play.
Ex-Baylor QB Zach Smith transfers to Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Former Baylor quarterback Zach Smith has transferred to Tulsa and will be eligible to play in 2019.
Tulsa made the announcement in a news release on Monday, the day Smith enrolled in classes.
Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery is a former Baylor offensive coordinator who recruited Smith to Baylor. Smith will sit out the upcoming season because of NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Riley Ferguson, No. 22 Memphis roll over Tulsa 41-14
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — Riley Ferguson passed for 298 yards and four touchdowns as No. 22 Memphis shut down Tulsa's rushing attack on its way to a 41-14 victory on Friday.
Tulsa hosts Navy after 2 losses on last-second field goals
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa will host Navy on Saturday after two straight defeats on last-second field goals.
Tulsa (1-3, 0-0 The American) opens its conference schedule against the Midshipmen (3-0, 2-0), who are coming off a 42-32 win over Cincinnati. The Golden Hurricane lost 16-13 at home last week when New Mexico kicked the game-winning 53-yard field goal.
By Bob Davie’s most recent calculations, a college football field still measures exactly 160 feet in width.
In his estimation, no team utilizes every square inch of that space quite like the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Lobos visit the Golden Hurricane on Saturday in UNM’s first nonconference road game of the season.
You guys see Rick Pitino wearing a skin-tight Lamar Jackson jersey on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning? It’s something Jim Valvano would have done. Shoot, Jimmy V would have gone full pads and smeared on eye black. He would have stolen the show. He stole every show.
No. 10 Oklahoma State hopes to avoid slip-up against Tulsa
Tulsa (10-3 in 2016) at No. 10 Oklahoma State (10-3), 7:30 p.m. Thursday (FS1)
Oklahoma State’s Rudolph to start Heisman push vs. Tulsa
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State believes quarterback Mason Rudolph has a shot at the Heisman Trophy.
He can make an early impression when the tenth-ranked Cowboys host Tulsa on Thursday night.
"I'm ready to go," Rudolph said. "It's been a long offseason. It's been fun. We got a lot of good work, a lot of good practice, we've fine-tuned it and we're ready to go."
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery believes the quarterback competition between sophomore Chad President and redshirt freshman Luke Skipper is too close to call.
The eventual winner will step in for Dane Evans, who led the Golden Hurricane to a 10-3 record last season and a blowout win over Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl.
Tulsa-Navy meet for 1st place in AAC West Division
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy will seek to extend an historic winning streak Saturday while seizing control of the West Division of the American Athletic Conference.
Coming off a 28-27 victory over Notre Dame, the Midshipmen (6-2, 4-1) host Tulsa (7-2, 4-1). The winner will have the inside track toward representing the division in the AAC title game next month.
Tulsa rides wave of confidence into matchup with Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tulsa will be a huge underdog coming in to face No. 4 Ohio State Saturday in front of 100,000 fans in storied Ohio Stadium, but the Golden Hurricane won't be lacking in confidence.
A good old-fashioned blowout will do that for a team. Nearly every aspect of Tulsa's game was clicking last week when it pummeled San Jose State in its opener 45-10, showing signs that there could be major improvement from last year's 6-7 squad.