Tulsa vs. Tulane Betting Line, Picks & Odds: September 4th 2009

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 4, 2009

Tulsa vs. Tulane
Free Pick: Tulane +14.0 (-110 odds) - Click here for football lines
Fri September 4th 2009 8:00p
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Last season, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane had one of the most efficient offenses in the nation. QB David Johnson threw for 4,059 yards, and RB Tarrion Adams rushed for 1,525 yards and 15 touchdowns. In total, Tulsa made NCAAF betting fanatics thrilled by averaging an NCAA-best 569.9 yards of offense per game. The unit ranked ninth in passing (301.9 yards per game), fifth in rushing (268.1 yards per game), and second behind Oklahoma in the country in points scored (47.2 points per game). However, there is a lot of offensive turnover on the team, but HC Todd Graham should still have his unit moving at a rapid pace.

The Tulane Green Wave probably won’t be keeping up with Tulsa’s offensive pace, as the unit only averaged 16.7 points per game last season, the eighth worst mark in the country. The Green Wave haven’t won a game since September 25th of last season, and the team is only 2-6 ATS since then. Even though Tulane’s defense was strong against the pass last season (172.8 yards per game, 14th in the NCAA), the unit ranked 107th in the country, allowing 34.5 points per game.

This appears to be a one-sided battle, but Tulsa’s lack of continuity on offense may come back to bite it. The Golden Hurricane may have destroyed the Green Wave 56-7 last season, but we’re talking about a Tulane squad which nearly knocked off East Carolina SU last season at home. Take the two touchdowns all the way to the bank.