The TULSA and the TEXAS will both be gunning for a victory on 9/8/2018 at 8:00 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
TULSA vs TEXAS
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 8, 2018
Where: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
TV: 8:00 PM
PREDICTION: TEXAS , TULSA
Oddsmakers currently have the TEXAS listed as point favorites versus the TULSA, while the game’s total is sitting at .
Texas starts a tough three-game homestand against Tulsa on Saturday with the hopes of burying last week’s disappointing loss to Maryland. Second-year coach Tom Herman insists his team is making strides despite another loss to the Terrapins.
“We’re learning how to win,” Herman to the media Monday. “I think, again, losses are unacceptable. Losses hurt really bad. It was like a funeral home around our building yesterday, and it should be.” The Longhorns, who have not lost to a non-Power 5 opponent since 1994, will stick with sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger despite two late interceptions. The Golden Hurricane snapped a five-game losing streak by beating FCS opponent Central Arkansas behind a duo of running backs. It was Tulsa’s 16th straight game with at least one running back gaining 100 rushing yards.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, Longhorn Network. LINE: Texas -23
ABOUT TULSA (1-0): Shamari Brooks rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns while fellow sophomore Corey Taylor II added 110 rushing yards in the come-from-behind win. Sophomore quarterback Luke Skipper threw for 196 yards and two scores in the opener, including a 49-yard TD to Justin Hobbs (three catches, 61 yards). Tulsa held Central Arkansas to 0-of-10 on third down and recovered two fumbles but the Golden Hurricane also lost three fumbles.
ABOUT TEXAS (0-1): Ehlinger (21-of-39 for 263 yards, two touchdowns) has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of his seven career starts (2-5 record). Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram had 37 yards and a score on six carries but wasn’t used after a weather delay as Texas relied on starter Tre Watson more (12 carries, 52 yards). Lil’Jordan Humphrey (six catches, 82 yards), Devin Duvernay (four, 58) and Collin Johnson (three, 59) were solid in the opener, combining for six receptions of at least 15 yards and two scores.
1. Texas has lost seven games under Herman by average 6.7 points after losing 21 games under Charlie Strong between 2014-16 by an average of 16.
2. Three of Texas’ four starting defensive backs – S Brandon Jones (ankle, questionable), CB Davante Davis (neck, questionable) and CB Kris Boyd (ankle, probable) – are listed on the team’s injury report.
3. Tulsa is 73-103-7 against nine current Big 12 teams with Texas being the only one it has never faced.
PREDICTION: Texas 42, Tulsa 17