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Tulsa will open their season when they travel to Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday to face the No. 11-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. The OSU Cowboys have won the last seven meetings between the two teams and will look to make it eight on Saturday.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at noon ET
- Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: Watch Here
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are opening their 2020 seasons against one another at noon ET on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. Tulsa struggled last season, ending up 4-8. While Oklahoma State was not exactly the top dog last year, they did wrap up the year with a winning record of 8-5.
Since the experts predict a defeat, the Golden Hurricane will need to dig deep. Perhaps they’ll be able to flip the script and come out with a big win.
Tulsa struggled last season, winning only four games while finishing 4-8; they will have their starting RB back in Zach Smith but will be missing a lot of their starters from the year before. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State finished 8-5 and will have almost everybody back on offense from 2018.
Can Tulsa upset the No. 11-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys? Tune in today and find out everything you need to know to catch the college football action.
When Tulsa Has the Ball
Returning eight starters from a year ago, the Golden Hurricane has one of the most experienced offensive units in the nation. That group includes senior quarterback Zach Smith, three offensive linemen, the team’s two leading receivers, and its leading rusher.
Of course, how much all that experience matters is up for debate. TU ranked 10th in scoring in the AAC last year at 25.9 points per game and 10th in yards per play at 5.32.
Interestingly, Tulsa will square off against one of the country’s most proven defenses on Saturday. Oklahoma State has ten starters back from a unit that improved gradually throughout last season. Veterans like linebackers Malcolm Rodriguez, Amen Ogbongbemiga, and edge rusher Trace Ford won’t see anything they haven’t seen before out of their in-state rivals.
When Oklahoma State Has the Ball
The fireworks seem more likely to start when the ball is in the hands of the Cowboys. They averaged 32.5 points per game last year, which put the Pokes in the top half of the always-explosive Big 12.
This season, 2019 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Chuba Hubbard returns to power OSU’s ground attack. He’s joined by dual-threat quarterback Spencer Sanders and wide receiver Tylan Wallace, a potential first-round selection in next year’s NFL draft.
This is an extensive line for the season opener at 23.5, but then again, Tulsa lost a lot of talent from last year, and OSU is expected to have almost the whole team back from 2019. It’s a lot of points, but Oklahoma State is the better football team. Take the Oklahoma State Cowboys (-23.5).