Memphis @ Tulsa
Current records: Memphis 3-2; Tulsa 1-4
What there is to know
The Memphis Tigers have been 4-1 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane since October 2015, and they will have the chance to extend that success on Saturday. Memphis and Tulsa will face off in an American Athletic battle at 9 p.m. ET at Skelly Field in HA Chapman Stadium. After losing in a game they had to win, the Tigers now face the most difficult task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.
Everything was tied 17-17 at halftime, but Memphis wasn’t quite the Temple Owls’ equal in the second half when they met last week. It was close but no cigar for Memphis as they fell 34-31 against Temple. This was hardly the outcome that Memphis or his fans were betting on, as they were 11 points favored over the Owls before this contest. Memphis’ loss came despite a quality game from QB Seth Henigan, who had three touchdowns and 305 yards on 40 attempts.
Meanwhile, the night started hard for the Golden Hurricane last Friday, and it ended that way too. They took a serious hit against the Houston Cougars, losing 45-10. Tulsa was in a difficult position at half-time, the score already being 28-3. QB Davis Brin had a game to remember, but not the way you want to remember: Despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions.
Memphis is now 3-2 while Tulsa is 1-4. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kick-off: The Tigers are 243rd worst nationally in passing yards allowed per game, averaging 343.2. Tulsa has had his own struggles as he stumbles into the game with the 223rd most touchdowns allowed in the country, after allowing 15 in the season. It’s possible that one of those Achilles heels will end up tripping the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Or: Skelly Field at HA Chapman Stadium – Tulsa, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN2
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 15.00
Golden Hurricane is 3-point favorite against Tigers, latest says college football odds.
The punters moved slightly against the Golden Hurricane, as the game opened with the Golden Hurricane as the 4.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -112
History of the series
Memphis have won four of their last five games against Tulsa.
- October 26, 2019 – Memphis 42 vs. Tulsa 41
- November 10, 2018 – Memphis 47 vs. Tulsa 21
- November 03, 2017 – Memphis 41 vs Tulsa 14
- October 29, 2016 – Tulsa 59 vs. Memphis 30
- October 23, 2015 – Memphis 66 vs. Tulsa 42