November 30, 2010

TU Football: Team Report

The documentary film crew gathering footage of the Tulsa football team for a movie has witnessed quite a turnaround.

After three weeks of the season, the Golden Hurricane was reeling after painful losses to East Carolina (last second pass) and Oklahoma State (blowout). Some fans were critical of coach Todd Graham.

Two months later, Tulsa knocked off Southern Miss, 56-50, to end the season 9-3. It's 6-2 record in Conference USA games was enough to have the Golden Hurricane in a tie for the divisional lead. Tulsa won't go to the Conference USA championship game because SMU owns the tiebreaker.

Still, the Golden Hurricane is in line to give Graham his third double-digit win season in four years at the school. Look for Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl or the Hawaii Bowl.

"I'm very proud to be sitting here at 9-3," Graham said. "I think it shows what this program is made out of. We started off and faced some adversity. A lot of people thought our program wasn't going in the right direction."

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