#68 Tulsa Golden Hurricane: College Football 77 in 77

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Does completely land-locked Tulsa really get a lot of hurricanes? And how exactly does one have a hurricane of the golden variety? I guess those are some pretty strong storms to come all the way from the Gulf of Mexico into Oklahoma.

Such is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, who are becoming one of the more interesting college football programs in C-USA. This year, quarterback Cody Green (a Nebraska Cornhuskers transfer) looks to carry on the recent tradition of G.J. Kinne, David Johnson and Paul Smith.

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College Football 77 in 77: #65 Tulsa Golden Hurricane

When you consider that Tulsa, Oklahoma is smack dab in the heart of Tornado Alley, why did their University football team pick a hurricane as their mascot instead? And how exactly does a hurricane become “golden?” Is that for category fives only?

Category four hurricanes are “silver?”

Ridiculously stupid nickname aside, Tulsa can play some college football. In 2010, they had a really nice balanced offense that was 6th overall in the nation; 15th in rushing, 13th in passing. The only problem was the defense, especially the pass defense, which was dead last nationally.

Basically, even you and I could find a way to gain passing yards against them. But they had a wonderful season all things considered. The defense found a way to force turnovers and stop opponents enough when they had to. The G.H. went 10-3, 6-2 in Conference USA
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