Tulsa disappoints in opener against OSU

The opening game for the Golden Hurricane football team involved a matchup with the No. 10 ranked team in the nation, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Cowboys’ offense entered the season heralded as one of the best in the nation, led by Heisman candidate Mason Rudolph at quarterback. Their offensive prowess showed early on, as they scored a touchdown on each of their first three possessions. They had a combined 4 minutes and 31 seconds across those three drives, making quick work of the Tulsa defense.
As the second quarter rolled around, TU faced a 21-0 deficit, and looked thoroughly outclassed. Sophomore quarterback Chad President had been replaced after two lackluster offensive possessions, and redshirt freshman Luke Skipper entered the game to try and jumpstart the offense. After two more struggling possessions led by Skipper, President was swapped back in.
The Golden Hurricane picked up their first score on a big mistake by the Cowboys, as OSU brought a punt return back by their own goal line before fumbling. Tulsa recovered, and gained some confidence. President would go on to play the rest of the game, and the offense started to look more comfortable with a score already on the board.
The Cowboys still had their way for the majority of the game, eventually picking up the 59-24 victory. Their offense was as good as advertised, and Rudolph didn’t even play the full game. However, there was a bit of silver lining for Tulsa. President was playing the first start of his career in a road game against a top 10 team. That’s about as hard of a first start as you can ask for, and he showed some good moves after the offense calmed down in the second quarter. Running back Corey Taylor played well, notching the first 100 yard rushing game of his career and adding two scored. Now 0-1 on the year, the Golden Hurricane face a much easier opponent in their second game of the season. They return home this week, and Louisiana will travel to town for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday afternoon.
The opening game for the Golden Hurricane football team involved a matchup with the No. 10 ranked team in the nation, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Cowboys’ offense entered the season heralded as one of the best in the nation, led by Heisman candidate Mason Rudolph at quarterback. Their offensive prowess showed early on, as they scored a touchdown on each of their first three possessions. They had a combined 4 minutes and 31 seconds across those three drives, making quick work of the Tulsa defense.
As the second quarter rolled around, TU faced a 21-0 deficit,and looked thoroughly outclassed. Sophomore quarterback Chad President had been replaced after two lackluster offensive possessions, and redshirt freshman Luke Skipper entered the game to try and jumpstart the offense. The offense continued to struggle, and President was swapped in after two possessions led by Skipper.
The Golden Hurricane picked up their first score on a big mistake by the Cowboys, as OSU brought a punt return back by their own goal line before fumbling. Tulsa recovered, and gained some confidence. President would go on to play the rest of the game, and the offense started to look more comfortable with a score already on the board.
The Cowboys still had their way for the majority of the game, eventually picking up the 59-24 victory. Their offense was as good as advertised, and Rudolph didn’t even play the full game. However, there was a bit of silver lining for Tulsa. President was playing the first start of his career in a road game against a top 10 team. That’s about as hard of a first start as you can ask for, and he showed some good moves after the offense calmed down in the second quarter. Running back Corey Taylor played well, notching the first 100 yard rushing game of his career and adding two scored.
Now 0-1 on the year, the Golden Hurricane face a much easier opponent in their second game of the season. They return home this week, and Louisiana will travel to town for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday afternoon.

Post Author: Joe Edmonds