Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes. The 2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Program returns thirteen starters from a team that went 2-10 in 2014. Head coach Phillip Montgomery enters his second season in the third best football program in the “SOONER STATE”. Montgomery is an offensive guru, but the problem is on the other side of the football. Tulsa must make proper adjustments on defense if they expect success this season. All of the offensive talent in the world is useless if you can’t stop the opposition. The program has been in the American Athletic Conference only one season. The Golden Hurricane plays home games at the 30,000 seat Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 2015 Tulsa Golden Hurricane helped Baylor’s Art Briles at the high school level in Texas and has adopted some of the same offensive schemes. There is talent on the offensive side of the football. Junior quarterback Dane Evans will be under center after passing for 3,102 yards in twelve games last season. The Chickasha, Oklahoma native also accounted for twenty-three touchdowns but had seventeen interceptions. Keevan Lucas returns after catching 101 passes for 1,219 yards in 2014. . Keyarris Garrett and Josh Atkinson also return after having productive 2014 campaigns. Four offensive lineman return and have experience pass blocking. The Golden Hurricane will have running backs by committee. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane went 5-7 on Sports Handicappers Point Spread Picks last season, going over the betting odds total ten times and staying under the betting odds total twice.
*Tulsa went 2-4 ATS at last home season.
*The Golden Hurricane were 3-3 Against The Point Spread on the road.
*The betting odds over the total was a perfect 6-0 at home.
*The Golden Hurricane went over the betting odds total four times on the road.
*The betting odds under the total came in twice on the road.
*The Tulsa offense put up an average of 412.5 yards per contest last season, 59th in the nation.
*The passing attack accounted for 264.7 per game, 37th in NCAA Football.
*The 24.9 ppg was 94th in the nation.
*The Golden Hurricane ground game ranked 90th in nationally, with a 147.8 per game average.
The Tulsa defense returns five starters and the coaching staff must make adjustments. Safety Michael Mudoh is back after leading the team in tackles. You have problems when a defensive back player leads the team in tackles. Linebacker Craig Sults, is back after posting 81 tackles in 2014. Three starter return on the defensive line, which wasn’t that productive. End Jeremy Smith led the crew and started all twelve games. Tulsa gave up a whopping 5.5 yards per carry last season.
*the Golden Hurrican defense gave up 486.9 yards per contest last season, 117th in the country.
*the pass defense ranked 116th nationally, giving up 272.1 yards per game.
*the rush defense allowed opponents 214.8 yards per game, 110th in NCAA Football.
*The Golden Hurricane gave up 39.2 ppg last season, 122nd in the FBS.
*Tulsa signature game in 2015 is on September 19th at Oklahoma University in their annual duel.
*The Golden Hurricane will struggle again in 2015 if they can’t stop anyone. The defense has to be addressed.
Bovada lists Tulsa at 66/1 to win the American Athletic Conference in 2015.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: Tulsa will go 4-8 in 2015. Also Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here