The Golden Hurricanes took a tough loss to the 11th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7,falling to 0 -1 on the season. Coming into this contest at the Red Wolves, the Golden Hurricanes have dropped 5 of their 7 road games.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for a statement home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have won three straight home games. Arkansas State has been impressive through two games, as the Red Wolves hung around with Memphis in their season opener and just beat up on Kansas State, which included winning outright as two-touchdown underdogs. The Red Wolves improved to 1-1 (0-0 Sun Belt) on the season after upsetting the Kansas State Wildcats, 35-31, on September 12th.
(This game has been canceled due to COVID issues with ASU)
Golden Hurricane Will Look to Continue Defensive Dominance
Zach Smith is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 166 yards, one touchdown and one interception after one game. Josh Johnson and Keylon Stokes have combined for 118 receiving yards and one touchdown while Sam Crawford Jr. has four receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Deneric Prince leads the way with 82 yards on 13 carries.
In their first starts as punter & place kicker respectively, redshirt freshman Lachlan Wilson recorded a punting long of 49 yards & true freshman Tyler Tipton scored his first point for the Golden Hurricane!#ReignCane 👑🌀 #HuntForTheCrown pic.twitter.com/ftTxFMS4ON— Tulsa Football (@TulsaFootball) September 22, 2020
Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 16 points and 277 yards per game. Kendarin Ray leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 11 tackles, Zaven Collins has three sacks and Allie Green IV has one interception.
Red Wolves Looks for Continued Performance from QB DuoOn the season, the Red Wolves are averaging 29.5 PPG on 456.5 per game. Logan Bonner has completed 60.8 % of his passes for 337 yards, 3 TDs and 3 INTs. Layne Hatcher has completed 67.9 % of his passes for 227 yards and 2 TDs. Jamal Jones is leading the backfield with 159yards on 31 carries. Jonathan Adams Jr has been bigcatching 14 passes for 163 yards and 2 TDs. Right behind him is Roshauud Paul with 6 rec for 102 yards and 2 TDs.
Defensively, the Red Wolves are allowing 34 points and 438 yards per game. Jarius Reimonenq leads the Arkansas State Red Wolves with 11 tackles, TW Ayers has one sack and Detravion Green has one interception.
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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Arkansas State had an unplanned week off in their last game. However, it will give the 1-1 Red Wolves a chance to prepare for the shockingly good Tulsa squad. Look for the Red Wolves to continue to play at a high-level Tulsa needs to show more signs of life offensively before I can get behind this club.
There is no way I can turn down Arkansas State in a pick em spot after what I have seen against two respectable FBS schools. Give me the Red Wolves.
Prediction: Red Wolves -2.5
Full-Game Total Pick
Tulsa is coming to the game here after almost pulling off the upset of the week against Oklahoma State. The Golden Hurricanes ended up getting a total of 7 points in the loss, but the defense was the big talk. The Tulsa defense only allowed the Cowboys to get a total of 16 points in the game and looked like a dominating force in the game. The Cowboys have a much better offense than the Red Wolves. While the Red Wolves should walk away with a win, this contest will not be a high scoring affair.
Prediction: Under 66.5