Navy @ Tulsa
Current Records: Navy 1-6; Tulsa 3-4
What to Know
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane watched the action from their couches last weekend, but are set to take to the field. The Golden Hurricane and the Navy Midshipmen will face off in an American Athletic battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tulsa is out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.
Tulsa ran circles around the South Florida Bulls two weeks ago, and the extra yardage (535 yards vs. 268 yards) paid off. Tulsa dodged a bullet, finishing off South Florida 32-31. RB Shamari Brooks was the offensive standout of the game for Tulsa, rushing for one TD and 145 yards on 23 carries. The Golden Hurricane’s victory came on a three-yard rush from Brooks with only 0:53 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Navy suffered a bitter loss last week, failing to capitalize on an early lead against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Midshipmen fell to Cincinnati 27-20. Navy’s only offensive touchdowns (two) came on a rush from QB Tai Lavatai.
Tulsa is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-4 against the spread when favored.
Tulsa is now 3-4 while Navy sits at 1-6. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Tulsa is stumbling into the matchup with the 226th most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 21 on the season. The Midshipmen have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 238th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 17 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To WatchWhen: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium — Tulsa, OklahomaTV: ESPN2Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $15.00Odds
The Golden Hurricane are a big 11-point favorite against the Midshipmen, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Golden Hurricane, as the game opened with the Golden Hurricane as a 9.5-point favorite.
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Navy have won five out of their last six games against Tulsa.
Dec 05, 2020 – Tulsa 19 vs. Navy 6Oct 12, 2019 – Navy 45 vs. Tulsa 17Nov 17, 2018 – Navy 37 vs. Tulsa 29Sep 30, 2017 – Navy 31 vs. Tulsa 21Nov 12, 2016 – Navy 42 vs. Tulsa 40Nov 21, 2015 – Navy 44 vs. Tulsa 21