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NAVY FIRST LOOK: TULSA

The Navy Midshipmen visit Tulsa on Saturday.  Here is your first look at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

SEASON SO FAR

Tulsa (1-3) opened its season with a 59-24 loss at Oklahoma State. The following week the Golden Hurricane defeated Louisiana 66-42. In week three Tulsa fell at Toledo 54-51. On Saturday the Golden Hurricane lost a heartbreaker at home to New Mexico, 16-13. Tulsa scores an average of 38.5 points per game while allowing opposing offenses 42.8 points a contest. Tulsa gains on average 483 yards a game while allowing opponents a whopping 590 per contest. D’ Angelo Brewer leads Tulsa in rushing with 578 yards on 114 carries (5.1 ypc) for five touchdowns. Quarterback Chad President has 57 completions on 102 attempts for one TD and one interception. Wide receiver Justin Hobbs has 23 receptions for 335 yards and a TD. safety Manny Bunch leads the Golden Hurricane with 30 tackles.

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/24/17 RB Corey Taylor II Foot “?” Saturday vs. Navy
09/24/17 CB Kerwin Thomas Hamstring “?” Saturday vs. Navy
09/24/17 RB Rowdy Simon Ankle “?” Saturday vs. Navy
09/24/17 DB Samuel Gottsch Undisclosed “?” Saturday vs. Navy
09/20/17 S Jordan Mitchell ACL out for season
08/16/17 RB Ramadi Warren Academics out indefinitely

CHALLENGES

Tulsa has had some explosive offenses over the past few years and this season’s team is no different with over 150 points combined scored in the first four games.  Navy will need its defense to be on its toes to win this game.  The secondary must provide solid coverage while the defensive line gets some pressure on President.  The good news is the Navy offense should thrive against this thin Golden Hurricane defense.  Look for a high-scoring game with Navy pulling out another victory.

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