Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

About Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Representing the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has been active since 1895 and was based in Muskogee, Oklahoma until a move to Tulsa occurred in 1907. Although they have not won a National Championship, the team have enjoyed some significant triumphs on the field.

The 1940s was a successful decade for the team, with Tulsa achieving a .816% winning record during Henry Frnka's spell as head coach. The team participated bowl games for five consecutive years between 1941 and 1945. This included a win in the 1942 Sun Bowl, against Texas Tech and a win in the 1945 Orange Bowl, against Georgia Tech. 

Since 2005, the Golden Hurricane have claimed two Conference USA Championships. In total, they have featured in 19 bowl games throughout history and currently possess a bowl record of 9-10. In the 2007 GMAC Bowl, Tulsa made history with a 63-7 victory over Bowling Green. This remains the largest winning margin ever recorded in a bowl game. Their most recent win came in the 2012 Liberty Bowl, where they defeated Iowa State by a score of 31-17.

College Football Hall of Fame inductees, Jerry Rhome and Howard Twilley, are amongst the program's most notable former players. Rhome finished in 2nd place of the voting for the 1964 Heisman Trophy and both players enjoyed long careers in the professional game. In addition, Steve Largent became a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and was named in the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.

Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium, formerly known as Skelly Stadium, has served as the team's home since its opening in 1930. The venue was renovated at the end of the 2007 season and this renovation saw its capacity drop to 30,000....

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