Tulsa at Tulane definitely may not seem like one of the sexier match-ups of rivalry week, but if you want to win some money you should be paying attention. At 5-6, Tulsa needs this game to become bowl eligible in Philip Montgomery’s first season as head coach.
Tulsa is a good offensive football team, averaging 35 points a game, including putting 38 points on the Oklahoma Sooners earlier this season. Tulsa has play makers on offense, led by wide receiver Keyarris Garret.
But as good as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane offense has been this season, the defense has been terrible (ranked 124th in nation for yards allowed per game), which is why Tulsa comes in with a losing record.
Despite the defensive deficiencies of Tulsa, Tulane’s defense isn’t much better and the Green Wave lack the Golden Hurricane’s firepower on the offensive side of the ball. Tulane ranks 115th in the nation with 18 points scored a game, and in order to beat Tulsa, Tulane will need to put a lot of points on the board.
Tulane will have a hard time stopping Tulsa, who is playing for a bowl berth and is overall a better team. Much better than the six points that Vegas is currently giving Tulane. Last week SMU a 1-9 three point favorite rolled over Tulane by 28. This game is senior day for Tulane in New Orleans, but it won’t matter.
Tulsa -6 rolls to victory and into a bowl game.
(Tulsa 38 Tulane 21)