September 8, 2011

Tulsa Team Report

It's not even fall yet, only Week Two of the college football season, but Tulsa's Conference USA opener at Tulane has the look of a must-win game.

If the Golden Hurricane doesn't get its first win of the season this week in New Orleans, chances are it won't collect that first win till October. That's because of the caliber of Tulsa's opponents.

Wrapped around the Tulane game are contests against top-ranked Oklahoma (a 47-14 loss) and future dates against No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Boise State. That September slate would challenge any team, and especially one such as Tulsa that has a new coach and will probably be without its best player for the rest of the year.

Tulsa faces the realistic specter of an 0-4 September and the certainty of an 0-1 start in Conference USA play if it doesn't beat Tulane.

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