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Golden Hurricane Have Rough Week Ahead

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane is used to time off between games this season. This week, though, 25th-ranked Tulsa will need to adapt to short preparation time.

TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET. TV: ESPN; BETTING LINE: Tulsa -5 / TOTAL 55 Over -115.

Tulsa is 4-1 over all and 4-0 American Athletic Conference. Tonight’s game against Tulane is on Thursday night in a nationally televised game. The Green Wave are 5-4 overall and 2-4 in conference play

Tulsa has had three weekends in which a game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. This week, the Golden Hurricane return to action just five days after a 28-24 victory against then-No. 19 SMU.

The game against SMU came after a stretch in which the Golden Hurricane played just two games in 41 days. Their scheduled Nov. 7th game against Navy was their most recent postponement due to the pandemic and may or may not be rescheduled.

Tulsa Has to Find a Way to Shake off Rust

The sporadic nature of the schedule has assuredly contributed to Tulsa having poor starts in games. The Golden Hurricane overcome a 21-point deficit to beat SMU/ They shut out the Mustangs in the second half and scored the winning touchdown with 2:11 to play.

Tulsa also overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat Central Florida and a 14-point deficit to beat East Carolina.

The Golden Hurricane are ranked for the first time since 2010. They control their fate in the AAC. They will visit Houston and host Cincinnati, which is a plus as they are currently the No. 7 team in the rankings and the only other undefeated team in AAC play.

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Green Wave On a 3 Game Win Streak

Tulane has shown some resiliency as the season has unfolded. The Green Wave have has won three games in a row, all by at least 17 points.

Tulane’s 38-12 victory Saturday against Army was a big one. The Black Knights were ranked 25th in the coaches poll at the time. It was the Green Wave‘s first over a ranked team of any kind in 36 years.

Now the Green Wave will try to beat a second ranked team in a span of six days.

The Green Wave’s surge has coincided with the maturation of freshman quarterback Michael Pratt. The Young Gunner has 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven starts. He has brought balance to an offense that features the second-most productive running game in the AAC . They are aaveraging 243.2 yards per game.

Tulane has defeated Tulsa each of the last three seasons. Those Golden Hurricane teams won just two, three and four games respectively, so this year will be a lot different.

The Dart Throw: Tulsa 37, Tulane 23

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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