Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-7) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-2)
Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm
*4 Star Play on Tulsa* The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes have a nice opportunity here to knock off an SEC team. It is an SEC team that enters this game with a bunch of flaws.
Mississippi State's offense was very weak this year. They threw the ball on more than 75% of their offensive plays, but they only averaged 4.95 yards per play (105th in the country). Tulsa has a very good defense that should give them a lot of trouble in this game.
Tulsa's offense can be hit or miss, but their running game improved late in the year. They do have a solid quarterback now as well and that has really helped this team this season.
Phillip Montgomery is 2-0 ATS in the postseason. Mike Leach is 2-8 ATS in his last 10 bowl appearances, and many of the non-covers were terrible showings where they were blown out.
The weather here calls for winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Mississippi State throwing it around in those winds could be a real problem. They have almost no running game.