Tulsa Golden Hurricane
6-2
-2.5
42%
+2.5
58%
Mississippi State Bulldogs
3-7
Thu, Dec 31 - 12:00p ET   |   ESPN
By Landon Smith

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Mississippi State Bulldogs CFB Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Odds, Prediction and Picks

The 24th ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Mississippi State Bulldogs will square off at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 31st in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Key Players

#11 Zach Smith HURRICANE
1,600 YDS | 12 TD | 8 INT

#2 Will Rogers BULLDOGS
1,828 YDS | 10 TD | 7 INT

Preview

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane finished their regular season with a 6-2 overall record and finished the C-USA regular season conference game with a perfect 6-0 record.

The Hurricane faced the ninth Cincinnati C-USA championship, but was unable to secure the upset victory after the Bearcats escaped with a 27-24 victory.

But the season was very successful for the Golden Hurricanes, as they were competitive in a 16-7 loss to Oklahoma State and claimed two top-25 wins over UCF and SMU.

This season Tulsa is averaging 27.3 points per game for a total of 401.3 yards per game. On the offensive side, Tulsa was led by quarterback Zach Smith, who completed 55.8% of his passes for 1,600 yards, 12 TD and 8 INT.

The Bulldogs finished their regular season with a 3-7 overall record and tied for last in the SEC-West conference at 3-7.

Mississippi started the season with a 44-34 victory over the LSU Tigers in sixth place, however things turned ugly for the Bulldogs when they lost their next four games, including a 41.0-0 loss at Alabama.

It will be Mississippi State's 10th consecutive appearance and the Bulldogs hope to bounce back from last year's 38-28 loss to the Louisville Cardinals at the Music City Bowl.

This season Mississippi is averaging 20.7 points per game with a total of 347.1 yards per game and on offense was led by quarterback Will Rogers, who completed 69.6% of his passes for 1,828 yards, 10 TDs and 7 INTs.

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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction

Mississippi State played better down the stretch when they traded in Will Rodgers, however the Bulldogs are going to have their hands full on this one as Tulsa is one of the best defenses in the country and has been strong. against the pass, ranking 22nd in pass defense. Mississippi State played better down the stretch, however I think it will take a bit of a fight against the Tulsa defense and since I think Zach Smith and the Golden Hurricane offense can score some points, Tulsa has a better chance of covering this. extension.

 

WINNER: Tulsa Golden Hurricane @ -2.5

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By Landon Smith, on 12:00p ET