South Florida vs Tulsa : Get a summary of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs South Florida Bulls football game. Our advanced NCAA College Football computer model simulated Friday’ Our college football experts Tulsa vs South Florida predict, pick and preview the South Florida Bulls vs TulsaGolden Hurricane game, with kickoff time TV channel times.
Unbeaten South Florida looks to keep pace in a top-heavy AAC when it travels to face Tulsa on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. The Bulls are 5-0 and averaging more than 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing — but they also allow 200-plus in each. In the latest USF vs Tulsa odds, the Bulls are favored by seven points, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 61. Before you make any USF vs. Tulsa picks, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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The model knows USF can beat teams on the ground, as it did Saturday against Massachusetts when Jordan Cronkite rushed for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-42 victory. Cronkrite ran for 129 yards on 15 carries in a 20-13 win over East Carolina, including the 80-yard winner in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Blake Barnette can also beat teams with his arm or his feet. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in a 48-37 win over Georgia Tech in Week 2 and tossed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Bulls rallied for a 25-19 win over Illinois.
Just because South Florida has been rolling offensively doesn’t mean the Bulls are a lock to cover Friday.
Tulsa is just 1-4, but each loss had substantial opportunities. The Golden Hurricane outgained Temple 368-300 but lost 31-17, led Arkansas State early but succumbed 29-20, lost to Texas 28-21 on a fourth-quarter Longhorns score and led Houston 26-17 in the fourth quarter before the Cougars went on a 24-0 spurt, including 17 points in 91 seconds.
In an effort to jump-start the offense, Tulsa went with freshman Seth Boomer at quarterback last weekend, replacing Luke Skipper. Boomer passed for 227 yards against Houston — 50 yards over the team’s season average — with one touchdown and one interception.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are getting desperate for a feel good victory, as they need to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost five of their last seven home games. Luke Skipper is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 716 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Skipper and Seth Boomer have combined for five touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season.
Keenen Johnson and Justin Hobbs have combined for 527 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Keylon Stokes has 18 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 206.8 yards per contest, and Corey Taylor II leads the way with 411 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 31.2 points and 380.8 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 42 tackles, Diamon Cannon has one sack and Zaven Collins has one interception.
The Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Golden Hurricane are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The under is 4-0 in Golden Hurricane last 4 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 conference games.
The South Florida Bulls are playing good enough football to crack the top-25, but they’ve struggled to put the better teams on their schedule away and are just 2-3 ATS on the season.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have fallen off quickly since their opening week win over Central Arkansas, but we must remember that three of their last four wins have come on the road and are probably steps up in comp. The South Florida Bulls have failed to cover seven of their last eight games when favored by at least seven points.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have covered six of their last eight games when an underdog of at least seven points. Tulsa has been kind to us over the years in the underdog role, and USF has had issues really putting teams away. I’ll take a shot with the touchdown and the hook.