South Florida (1-9, 0-6) will try to get its first win in conference play against Tulsa (3-7, 1-5). Neither team has had a good season, as they are in the bottom half of the American Athletic Conference.
The Bulls faced SMU in their last game and went into halftime tied at 17, but then gave up 21 points in the third quarter to lose 41-23. Despite scoring first, the Golden Hurricane would only muster three points through the first three quarters, losing 26-10 to Memphis.
South Florida Can’t Stop Anyone
South Florida may have the worst defense in the entire FBS. They allow the most yards per game, 507.9, and the third most points, 40. They haven’t been better at defending either the pass or the rush, coming in seventh in the national rankings.
The Bulls’ offense, at least, hasn’t been as bad as the defense. It averages 25.5 points per game, the third-fewest in the conference, but they have only been held under 20 points once all season.
The ground game has helped the offense, especially when quarterback Gerry Bohanon plays, as he is the second-leading rusher. However, he has been splitting time with Katravis Marsh, who has been better at throwing the ball.
The offense still has not been good, only scoring over 30 points once. With how bad the defense is, they need to put up points to stay competitive, which they can’t do.
Tulsa Is Just Slightly Better
Tulsa has done enough not to be the worst team in the American Athletic Conference. They beat Temple, the only other one-win team, which got its only win over South Florida.
The Golden Hurricane, as a whole, is still one of the worst teams in the conference. They rank as the fourth-worst offense and defense regarding yards and points. Similarly to South Florida, a lot of the offense tends to come in the second half to make the game close after already being down big.
Last game, there was an in-game quarterback change because of how bad starter senior Davis Brin was playing. After being out the two previous weeks, he returned as the starter against Memphis and went 5-13 for 48 yards with an interception before being benched. Freshman Braylon Braxton came in, who has at least looked reliable in his last two starts. With four touchdowns to no interceptions over the last three games, Braxton might be in line to start the rest of the season.
South Florida vs Tulsa Game Injuries
South Florida vs Tulsa Head-to-Head
Tulsa is on a two-game win streak over South Florida, which has only played five times since 2014. The Bulls have won the other three games.
South Florida vs Tulsa Game Information
- Game: South Florida vs Tulsa
- Date: Friday, November 18th
- Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
- Location: Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK
- South Florida vs Tulsa Live Stream: ESPN
South Florida vs Tulsa Betting Lines
South Florida vs Tulsa Picks & Prediction
Tulsa should win this game, keeping South Florida from possibly its last chance to get a win. Tulsa is a 13-point favorite, but you can’t put much faith in the Golden Hurricane to win by almost two touchdowns or the Bulls to keep it that close.
The best bet is to go with the under 59-point total. Neither team has a great defense or a good offense, which could turn into a punt fest.
South Florida is listed at +400 in our Vegas college football lines. This means that if you wager $100 on South Florida, you have a chance to win $400. Tulsa is -520, offering a chance to win $19 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives South Florida a 20.00% chance to win, with Tulsa at 83.87%.