Through 3 Quarters

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the South Florida Bulls as the Golden Hurricane lead 42-13. This contest looks like it will end up very different from the tight one-point margin of South Florida's win over Tulsa in their previous head-to-head October of 2018.

RB Deneric Prince has led the way so far for Tulsa, as he has rushed for two TDs and 109 yards on 15 carries. Prince's performance is making up for a slower game against the UCF Knights three weeks ago.

The Tulsa defense has been merciless to the QB and currently has three sacks accrued. That goes a long way towards explaining why Tulsa basically have this matchup in the bag.

Who's Playing

Tulsa @ South Florida

Current Records: Tulsa 1-1; South Florida 1-4

What to Know

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. Tulsa and the South Florida Bulls will face off in an American Athletic battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Raymond James Stadium. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, the Golden Hurricane have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.

Tulsa beat the UCF Knights 34-26 three weeks ago. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 16-2 deficit. No one had a standout game offensively for Tulsa, but they got scores from a handful of players including WR Sam Crawford Jr., WR Keylon Stokes, and WR Josh Johnson.

Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought contest, but South Florida had to settle for a 39-37 loss against the Temple Owls last week. A silver lining for South Florida was the play of RB Johnny Ford, who snatched one receiving TD.

This next game looks promising for the Golden Hurricane, who are favored by a full 11.5 points. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Tulsa is now 1-1 while the Bulls sit at 1-4. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Tulsa comes into the matchup boasting the fourth fewest passing touchdowns allowed in the nation at one. As for South Florida, they rank first in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 125.3 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, Florida
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $45.00

Odds

The Golden Hurricane are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Bulls, 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 10-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

South Florida have won both of the games they've played against Tulsa in the last six years.

  • Oct 12, 2018 - South Florida 25 vs. Tulsa 24
  • Nov 16, 2017 - South Florida 27 vs. Tulsa 20