Memphis @ Tulsa
Current Records: Memphis 3-2; Tulsa 1-4
What to Know
The Memphis Tigers are 4-1 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Memphis and Tulsa will face off in an American Athletic battle at 9 p.m. ET at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, the Tigers nows face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.
It was all tied up 17-17 at halftime, but Memphis was not 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 to Temple. If the result catches you off guard, it should: Memphis was far and away the favorite. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Seth Henigan, who passed for three TDs and 305 yards on 40 attempts.
Meanwhile, the night started off rough for the Golden Hurricane last Friday, and it ended that way, too. They were pulverized by the Houston Cougars 45-10. Tulsa was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 28-3. QB Davis Brin had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions.
Memphis is now 3-2 while Tulsa sits at 1-4. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Memphis is stumbling into the game with the 243rd most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 343.2 on average. The Golden Hurricane have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 223rd worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 15 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium — Tulsa, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Golden Hurricane are a 3.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Hurricane as a 4.5-point favorite.
Memphis have won four out of their last five games against Tulsa.
- Oct 26, 2019 – Memphis 42 vs. Tulsa 41
- Nov 10, 2018 – Memphis 47 vs. Tulsa 21
- Nov 03, 2017 – Memphis 41 vs. Tulsa 14
- Oct 29, 2016 – Tulsa 59 vs. Memphis 30
- Oct 23, 2015 – Memphis 66 vs. Tulsa 42