The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football program represents the University of Tulsa in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. Tulsa has competed in the American Athletic Conference (The American) since the 2014 season and was previously a member of Conference USA (C-USA). The team is currently led by head coach Philip Montgomery. Tulsa plays its home games at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The University of Tulsa has the smallest undergraduate enrollment of all schools that participate at the FBS level.
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane football|
|Athletic director||Derrick Gragg|
|Head coach||Philip Montgomery|
4th season, 21–29 (.420)
|Stadium||Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium|
|Conference||The American (2014–present)|
|Past conferences||Independent (1895–1913)|
Oklahoma Collegiate Conference (1914–1928)
Big 4 Conference (1929–1932)
Missouri Valley Conference (1935–1985)
Western Athletic Conference (1996–2004)
Conference USA (2005–2013)
|All-time record||601–479–28 (.555)|
|Bowl record||10–11 (.476)|
|Colors||Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson|
|Fight song||Hurricane Spirit|
|Marching band||The Sound of the Golden Hurricane|
Tulsa was known as Henry Kendall College until the move from Muskogee to Tulsa was completed in 1907. It was during this time that the first football team would represent the University. The team would go 1–0, defeating the Bacone Indians. Both the exact date and score of the game were not recorded. Over the next twelve years, Kendall would play 17 games, going 8–8–1, but not fielding a team for four years (1903, 1904, 1906, 1907). The most common opponent was Arkansas, who met with Tulsa four times.
Now established in Tulsa, the football team began to grow. In 1913, Kendall went 5–2 under George Evans. Sam P. McBirney, who coached the 2–3 1908 squad, would then return to coach the team in 1914. His first two years back would both be successful, a 6–2 record in 1914 and 6–1–1 the following year, but the undefeated 1916 squad would bring national recognition to Tulsa. The 1916 Hurricane outscored its opponents 566–40, including an 81–0 defeat of Cumberland (TN) and a 117–0 drubbing of Missouri–Rolla. There were rumors of playing Notre Dame for the Mid-America Championship, but the two teams never met.
Kendall College would return to form after World War I, to go 8–0–1 under Francis Schmidt. The new coach was known as "Close the Gates of Mercy" Schmidt because of his efforts to run up the score on inferior teams. Under Schmidt's three-year tenure, Kendall defeated Oklahoma Baptist 152–0, St. Gregory 121–0, and NE Oklahoma 151–0, as well as a 92–0 defeat of East Central Oklahoma and 10 other victories by 60+ points. The 1919 season gave Kendall their first defeat of the Oklahoma Sooners, but a 7–7 tie with Oklahoma A&M would prevent a perfect season. Ultimately, Schmidt's style would cost Tulsa their coach, as he attracted the attention of University of Arkansas boosters with a 63–7 defeat of the Razorbacks in 1919. Schmidt would sign with and coach the Hogs from 1922–1928.
Howard Acher would leave his mark on the program in two ways. Tulsa did not miss a beat after Schmidt's departure, and went 8–0 in 1922. This included a 13–6 defeat of Schmidt-coached Arkansas in Fayetteville. Acher also gave the newly named University of Tulsa an athletic identity. Previously, the team had been referred to as "Orange and Black", "Kendallites", "Presbyterians", "Tigers", and "Tulsans". Acher put a vote to the team to replace Golden Tornadoes, which belonged to Georgia Tech. The vote resulted in "Golden Hurricane", which it has remained ever since. The coach would not have the staying power of his nickname, however, and was ousted after three years, when he was replaced by Gus Henderson. TU gave Henderson a large contract to leave the mighty Trojans of USC and coach the Golden Hurricane.
The Hurricane had great success on and off the field under Henderson, going 62–17–3 in his first nine years, winning four Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference championships. Henderson also played an integral part in building a home for his football team. The team played in McNulty Park, a 90-yard baseball field where the teams had to drive the length of the field before bringing out the ball to the ten yard line and put the ball in the endzone again. This facility shortcoming meant that officials had to make a judgment call whether the player could've scored or not. Many fights resulted from what other schools thought was favoritism by the officials on these calls. Skelly Field, named for oil tycoon William Skelly, was completed in 1930. Tulsa won the first game in the stadium, 26–6 over Arkansas. Tulsa also scored on the first offensive play in the stadium, after Arkansas fumbled the opening kickoff.
Tulsa signed their thirteenth head coach, Henry Frnka, who was coaching at a high school in Greenville, Texas. Under Frnka, Tulsa roared through the 1941 season, finishing 7–2 and receiving their first bowl invitation. It was the help of Glenn Dobbs, considered the best player in Tulsa history, that Frnka could take the Hurricane to new heights. Tulsa defeated Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl because of a Glenn Dobbs pass to Sax Judd with little time remaining, the only score of the game. Tulsa improved in 1942, going 10–0, including wins against Oklahoma (23–0), Oklahoma A&M (34–6), and Arkansas (40–7). This netted the Golden Hurricane an invitation to the 1943 Sugar Bowl against Tennessee. Tulsa lost the game and argument for national champion on a late Volunteer touchdown. Tulsa was instead ranked fourth to end the year, the highest in school history. The 1952 Missouri Valley Conference team with its 8–2–1 record climbed to 11th in the AP Poll & was invited to the Gator Bowl, then 1 of only 5 post-season bowl games, although not one of the 4 major ones.
In 1955, Tulsa offered Bobby Dobbs the head football coaching job. Bobby accepted and left the Air Force. At Tulsa, he took over a team that had gone 0–11 the previous season. In 1956, Tulsa posted a 7–2–1 record, and in 1958, the team 7–3. These successes prompted Army to consider Bobby as a replacement for Red Blaik, but Dale Hall was given the job instead. Dobbs most significant wins at Tulsa were a 24–16 victory over the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1958 and a 17–6 victory over tenth ranked North Texas in 1959. Dobbs compiled a 30–28–2 overall record at Tulsa. Tulsa replaced Bobby Dobbs with his brother, Glenn, in 1961. His teams led the nation in passing for five straight years (1962–1966) and went to the Bluebonnet Bowl in 1964 and 1965. Notable in Tulsa football tradition are the Missouri Valley Conference teams of 1964 and 1965 which compiled records of 9–2 and 8–3 and played in the Bluebonnet Bowl in both years. The passing attack featured Jerry Rhome to Howard Twilley, both of whom achieved lengthy careers in professional football; Rhome polled second in the 1964 Heisman Trophy; Rhome and Twilley are in the College Football Hall of Fame. Steve Largent was another talented Tulsa receiver who graduated to a long NFL career (1976–1989 Seattle), was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame because of numerous enduring records as a receiver, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994–2002, and then ran as one of the two major candidates for Governor of Oklahoma in 2002. The Golden Hurricane won 25 Missouri Valley conference football titles the most of any school that competed in that league. Tulsa was the only team to play in five consecutive New Year's Day bowl games. The Golden Hurricane also was handed one of the worst defeats in college football history when they were beaten in regular season play by Houston Cougars 100–6 on November 23, 1968. Dr. Phil McGraw played for TU at the time. Vince Carillot succeeded Dobbs as head coach. However, he resigned after only one season, a 1–9 campaign in 1969, after an NCAA probe into possible infractions that occurred under his watch.
In July 1970, Claude Gibson was elevated to interim head coach when Golden Hurricane coach Vince Carillot resigned. When Gibson's Tulsa squad started the season 4–1, which included a stunning upset of Memphis, a team Tulsa had not beaten in six years, the interim label was removed. His first Golden Hurricane team finished 6–4. However, a 4–7 record in 1971 and a 1–5 start to the 1972 season did him in, as he was fired. F. A. Dry was donned the interim tag when Gibson was fired, and a 3–2 finish to the 1972 season earned him the permanent head coaching position. Dry's Hurricane compiled records of 6–5 in 1973, 8–3 in 1974, 7–4 in 1975, and 7–4–1 in 1976 for a total of 31–18–1. Dry departed Tulsa after the 1976 season to accept the head football coach position at TCU.
In 1977, John Cooper was named the head football coach at Tulsa. At Tulsa, he compiled a 56–32 record with five Missouri Valley Conference titles. Cooper considers his tenure at Tulsa his "most enjoyable years as a coach". Cooper departed Tulsa after the 1984 season to accept the position of head football coach at Arizona State.
North Dakota State head coach Don Morton was hired to replace Cooper in 1985. Under Morton's tutelage, the Hurricane compiled a record of 13–9. The Missouri Valley dropped football after the 1985 season. Tulsa, by this time the MVC's only Division I-A member in football, became an independent. Morton left Tulsa after two seasons to accept the head football coach position at Wisconsin.
On November 2, 1985, Tulsa became the first NCAA football team to get two 200-yard rushing performances from two running backs in the same game. Gordon Brown rushed for 214 yards, and Steve Gage rushed for 206 in a 42–26 win over Wichita State.
Alabama offensive coordinator and offensive line coach George Henshaw was selected as Morton's replacement. Henshaw would only stick around for one season, a 3–8 campaign in 1987, before departing to accept the position of offensive line coach for the NFL's Denver Broncos, leaving the Hurricane to search for their third head coach in four years.
David Rader was promoted from quarterbacks coach and associate head coach to replace Henshaw. Rader led Tulsa to a school-record 10 wins and finished ranked #21 in the AP poll in 1991, but it turned out to be the school's last hurrah for more than a decade. According to Rader, school officials dropped health/PE as a major early in the 1990s; at one point, 56 percent of the players were health/PE majors. Combined with an aging Skelly Stadium, this made it difficult to attract competitive players. Rader never won more than four games in a season again, and was fired midway through the 1999 season.
Steve Kragthorpe was hired to replace Burns as Golden Hurricanes head coach in 2003. In his first season at Tulsa, Kragthorpe guided a program that had won just two games during the previous two seasons to an 8–5 record and its first bowl game appearance since 1991. In 2005, Tulsa won the Conference USA championship and then went on to beat Fresno State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Kragthorpe left Tulsa after four seasons to accept the head coaching position at Louisville.
When the Tulsa head coaching position was vacant following the 2002 season, Todd Graham sent in his application. But it was not until five years later, when Steve Kragthorpe left for Louisville, that Graham would take over the reins as the Golden Hurricane head coach. After serving three years as Tulsa defensive coordinator and one year as Rice head coach, Graham was introduced as Tulsa's 27th head football coach on January 12, 2007. With an annual salary of $1.1 million Graham was the second highest-paid coach in Conference USA, behind SMU's June Jones in 2010. For his offensive coordinators, Graham turned to his good friend Gus Malzahn, then offensive coordinator at Arkansas, as well as then WVU tight ends coach Herb Hand. He also hired former Tulsa quarterback and Tulsa Union HS coach Bill Blankenship as wide receivers coach. In his final season at Tulsa, the team reached a 10–3 record that included a 28–27 upset at Notre Dame and 62–35 win over #24-ranked Hawaii in the 2010 Hawaii Bowl. Graham left Tulsa after four seasons to accept the head football coach position at Pittsburgh.
After a brief search, former Golden Hurricane quarterback Bill Blankenship was named Tulsa's new head coach on January 14, 2011, receiving a promotion from special teams coordinator, wide receivers and running backs coach. Blankenship's first two seasons as head coach were marked by success, including a conference championship and Liberty Bowl victory in 2012. But over the next two seasons, Tulsa won a total of only five games, and Tulsa fired Blankenship on December 1, 2014.
On April 2, 2013, Tulsa announced that in July 2014 it would leave C-USA for the league then known as the Big East Conference. The following day, the conference announced its new name of the American Athletic Conference, which took effect once the non-FBS schools broke from the league and formed a new Big East Conference.
Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery accepted an offer from Tulsa to become their head coach on December 11, 2014. Montgomery brought with him an exciting, up-tempo, pass-oriented offense he helped install as offensive coordinator at Houston and Baylor under head coach Art Briles.
In Montgomery's first season at the helm, the Golden Hurricane improved to 6–7, with a loss in the Independence Bowl to cap the year. In Montgomery's second season, Tulsa finished 10–3, but fell to 2–10 in 2017.
Tulsa has been a member of the following conferences.:115,153–155
Tulsa has won 35 conference championships, 29 outright and six shared.:115
|Year||Coach||Conference||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1916||Sam P. McBirney||Oklahoma Collegiate Conference||10–0||4–0|
|1919||Francis Schmidt||Oklahoma Collegiate Conference||8–0–1||5–0–1|
|1920||Francis Schmidt||Oklahoma Collegiate Conference||10–0–1||6–0–1|
|1922||Howard Acher||Oklahoma Collegiate Conference||8–1||4–0|
|1925||Gus Henderson||Oklahoma Collegiate Conference||6–2||4–0|
|1929||Gus Henderson||Big Four Conference||6–3–1||4–0–1|
|1930||Gus Henderson||Big Four Conference||7–2||3–0|
|1932||Gus Henderson||Big Four Conference||7–1–1||3–0|
|1935†||Gus Henderson||Missouri Valley Conference||3–6–1||3–0|
|1936†||Vic Hurt||Missouri Valley Conference||5–2–2||3–0|
|1937||Vic Hurt||Missouri Valley Conference||6–2–2||3–0|
|1938||Vic Hurt||Missouri Valley Conference||4–5–1||3–1|
|1940||Chet Benefiel||Missouri Valley Conference||7–3||4–0|
|1941||Henry Frnka||Missouri Valley Conference||8–2||4–0|
|1942||Henry Frnka||Missouri Valley Conference||10–1||5–0|
|1943||Henry Frnka||Missouri Valley Conference||6–1–1||1–0|
|1946||Buddy Brothers||Missouri Valley Conference||9–1||3–0|
|1947||Buddy Brothers||Missouri Valley Conference||5–5||3–0|
|1950||Buddy Brothers||Missouri Valley Conference||9–1–1||3–0–1|
|1951||Buddy Brothers||Missouri Valley Conference||9–2||4–0|
|1962||Glenn Dobbs||Missouri Valley Conference||5–5||3–0|
|1965||Glenn Dobbs||Missouri Valley Conference||8–3||4–0|
|1966†||Glenn Dobbs||Missouri Valley Conference||6–4||3–1|
|1973†||F. A. Dry||Missouri Valley Conference||6–5||5–1|
|1974||F. A. Dry||Missouri Valley Conference||8–3||6–0|
|1975||F. A. Dry||Missouri Valley Conference||7–4||4–0|
|1976†||F. A. Dry||Missouri Valley Conference||7–4–1||2–1–1|
|1980||John Cooper||Missouri Valley Conference||8–3||4–1|
|1981†||John Cooper||Missouri Valley Conference||6–5||5–1|
|1982||John Cooper||Missouri Valley Conference||10–1||6–0|
|1983||John Cooper||Missouri Valley Conference||8–3||5–0|
|1984||John Cooper||Missouri Valley Conference||6–5||5–0|
|1985||Don Morton||Missouri Valley Conference||6–5||3–0|
|2005||Steve Kragthorpe||Conference USA||9–4||6–2|
|2012||Bill Blankenship||Conference USA||11–3||7–1|
Tulsa has won the following division championships.:115
|2005||Conference USA - West||Steve Kragthorpe||UCF||W 44–27|
|2007||Conference USA - West||Todd Graham||UCF||L 25–44|
|2008||Conference USA - West||Todd Graham||ECU||L 24–27|
|2010†||Conference USA - West||Todd Graham||N/A lost tie-breaker to SMU|
|2012||Conference USA - West||Bill Blankenship||UCF||W 33–27OT|
This is a list of the head coaches of Tulsa.:152
|Sam P. McBirney||1908, 1914–1916||25–6–1||.806|
|Harvey L. Allen||1912||1–3||.250|
|George "Red" Evans||1913||5–2||.714|
|Claude "Hoot" Gibson||1970–1972||11–16||.407|
|F. A. Dry||1972–1976||31–18–1||.633|
Tulsa has competed in 21 bowl games as of the conclusion of the 2017 season, garnering a record of 10–11.:102–108
|1941||Henry Frnka||Sun||Texas Tech||W 6–0|
|1942||Henry Frnka||Sugar||Tennessee||L 7–14|
|1943||Henry Frnka||Sugar||Georgia Tech||L 18–20|
|1944||Henry Frnka||Orange||Georgia Tech||W 26–12|
|1945||Henry Frnka||Oil||Georgia||L 6–20|
|1952||Buddy Brothers||Gator||Florida||L 13–14|
|1964||Glenn Dobbs||Bluebonnet||Mississippi||W 14–7|
|1965||Glenn Dobbs||Bluebonnet||Tennessee||L 6–27|
|1976||F. A. Dry||Independence||McNeese State||L 16–20|
|1989||David Rader||Independence||Oregon||L 24–27|
|1991||David Rader||Freedom||San Diego St.||W 28–17|
|2003||Steve Kragthorpe||Humanitarian||Georgia Tech||L 10–52|
|2005||Steve Kragthorpe||Liberty||Fresno State||W 31–24|
|2006||Steve Kragthorpe||Armed Forces||Utah||L 13–25|
|2007||Todd Graham||GMAC||Bowling Green||W 63–7|
|2008||Todd Graham||GMAC||Ball State||W 45–13|
|2010||Todd Graham||Hawaii||Hawaii||W 62–35|
|2011||Bill Blankenship||Armed Forces||BYU||L 21–24|
|2012||Bill Blankenship||Liberty||Iowa State||W 31–17|
|2015||Philip Montgomery||Independence||Virginia Tech||L 52–55|
|2016||Philip Montgomery||Miami Beach||Central Michigan||W 55–10|
Announced schedules as of June 23, 2019.
|at Michigan State||Toledo||at Oklahoma State||at Wyoming||at Washington||at Arkansas State||at Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||at Oklahoma State||at Louisiana||at Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||at Oklahoma State|
|at San Jose State||at Oklahoma State||at Ohio State||Northern Illinois||at Northern Illinois||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State|
|Oklahoma State||Northwestern State||Arkansas State||at Ole Miss|
|Wyoming||at Arkansas State|
The 1930 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1930 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Gus Henderson, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–2 record, won the Big 4 Conference championship, and outscored 171 to 79.1933 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1933 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1933 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Gus Henderson, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–1 record. The team gave up an average of only 2.6 points per game, defeated Oklahoma (20-6) and Arkansas (7-0), but lost to Oklahoma A&M (0-7).(13-13).1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1943 college football season. In their third year under head coach Henry Frnka, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–0–1 record in the regular season, including lopsided victories over SMU (20-7), Texas Tech (34-7), Oklahoma (20-6), Utah (55-0), Oklahoma State (55-6), and Arkansas (61-0). They lost to Georgia Tech, 20-18, in the 1944 Sugar Bowl.1948 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1948 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1948 college football season. In their third year under head coach Buddy Brothers, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 0–9–1 record, 0–1–1 against conference opponents, and finished in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference.1950 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1950 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1950 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Buddy Brothers, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 9–1–1 record (3–0–1 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents) and was ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll. The team won victories over Oklahoma A&M (27-13), Texas Tech (39-7), Arkansas (28-13), and Houston (28-21), lost to the San Francisco Dons (14-23), and tied Detroit (13-13).1953 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1953 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1953 college football season. In their first year under head coach Bernie Witucki, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 3–7 record, 1–3 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and finished in last place in the conference.1954 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1954 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1954 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bernie Witucki, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 0–11 record, 0–4 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and finished in last place in the conference.1959 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1959 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth year under head coach Bobby Dodds, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 5–5 record (2–2 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents), and finished in third place in the conference. The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Keeling with 752 passing yards, Bob Brumble with 599 rushing yards, and Buddy Kelly with 270 receiving yards.1961 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1961 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. In their first year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 2–8 record (1–2 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the conference. The team's statistical leaders included Ronnie Sine with 512 passing yards, David White with 293 rushing yards, and Max Letterman with 277 receiving yards.1963 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1963 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. In their third year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 5–5 record (2–2 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents) and finished in third place in the conference. The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Rhome with 1,909 passing yards, Hank Dorsch with 211 rushing yards, and John Simmons with 543 receiving yards. Under Glenn Dobbs, Tulsa led the nation in passing for five straight years from 1962 to 1966.1967 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1967 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. In their seventh year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–3 record, 3–1 against conference opponents, and finished in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference.The team's statistical leaders included Mike Stripling with 1,271 passing yards, Cee Ellison with 661 rushing yards, and Rick Eber with 1,168 receiving yards.1975 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1975 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their fourth year under head coach F. A. Dry, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–4 record, 4–0 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and won the conference championship.The team's statistical leaders included Jeb Blount with 1,663 passing yards, Carlisle Cantrell with 914 rushing yards, and Steve Largent with 1,000 receiving yards. Largent went on to play 14 years in the National Football League and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Punter Rick Engles was selected as a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and Time magazine.1984 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1984 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh and final year under head coach John Cooper, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–5 record (5–0 against conference opponents) and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship.The team's statistical leaders included Richie Stephenson with 1,134 passing yards, Gordon Brown with 995 rushing yards, and Ronnie Kelley with 675 yards. Head coach John Cooper was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.1986 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1986 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Don Morton, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–4 record. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Steve Gage with 1,090 passing yards, Derrick Ellison with 1,064 rushing yards, and Ronnie Kelly with 533 receiving yards.1988 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1988 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach David Rader, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 4–7 record. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback T. J. Rubley with 2,497 passing yards, Brett Adams with 602 rushing yards, and Dan Bitson with 1,138 receiving yards.1989 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1989 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach David Rader, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–6 record. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback T. J. Rubley with 2,292 passing yards, Brett Adams with 1,071 rushing yards, and Dan Bitson with 1,425 receiving yards.1991 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 1991 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach David Rader, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 10–2 record and defeated San Diego State, 28–17, in the 1991 Freedom Bowl. During the regular season, the team defeated #15 Texas A&M (35-34) and lost to #2 Miami (10-34).The team's statistical leaders included quarterback T. J. Rubley with 2,054 passing yards, Chris Hughley with 1,326 rushing yards, and Chris Penn with 792 receiving yards.2001 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 2001 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Keith Burns. They played home games at Skelly Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma and competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.2007 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 2007 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Todd Graham, in his first year at Tulsa. They played home games at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma and competed in the West Division of Conference USA.2010 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 2010 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represents the University of Tulsa in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Golden Hurricane, led by fourth-year head coach Todd Graham, were members of Conference USA (C-USA) in the West Division and played their home games at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium, also known simply as Chapman Stadium. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in C-USA to claim a share of the west division title. However, due to their loss to SMU, they did not represent the division in the 2010 Conference USA Championship Game. They were invited to the Hawaii Bowl, where they defeated Hawaii, 62–35. On January 9, 2011, Chad Morris left to fill the offensive coordinator job at Clemson University. On January 10, Todd Graham announced he was leaving Tulsa to take the head coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh.
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