Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football

2023-24 REGULAR SEASON
204.7 PYPG
181.1 RYPG
23.4 PPG
385.8 TotY/G

Team Information

Ground Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
City Tulsa, Oklahoma
Conference American Athletic Conference,
Nickname Golden Hurricane

2024 Regular Season Leaders

All Statistics

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Bio

Get ready for an exciting season with the 2024 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team! Representing the University of Tulsa at the American Athletic Conference, they were led by head coach Kevin Wilson in his second year. Home games will be at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Keep an eye on this talented squad as they aim for victory on the gridiron!


Name of TeamTulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team
First season1895 (128 years ago)
Athletic directorRick Dickson
Head coachKevin Wilson1st season, 4–8 (.333)
StadiumSkelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium(capacity: 30,000)
LocationTulsa, Oklahoma
ConferenceThe American (2014–present)
DivisionUSA – West
Field surfaceFieldTurf
Conference titles35
Division titles5
Fight songHurricane Spirit
MascotGus T.
RivalsHouston Cougars (rivalry)Oklahoma State Cowboys (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans3


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Introduction

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represents the University of Tulsa in NCAA Division I FBS college football. Competing in the American Athletic Conference since 2014, they were previously part of Conference USA. The team is led by head coach Kevin Wilson. Home games are played at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Notably, the University of Tulsa has the smallest undergraduate enrollment among all FBS schools. Despite their size, the Golden Hurricane competes fiercely, showcasing talent and determination on the field. Keep an eye on this dynamic team as they strive for success this season.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team History

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team, originally known as Henry Kendall College, began in 1895 with a win against the Bacone Indians. After moving to Tulsa in 1907, the team grew steadily. Early successes included an undefeated 1916 season, outscoring opponents 566-40. Coach Francis Schmidt led the team to many high-scoring victories, including a 152-0 win over Oklahoma Baptist. Tulsa's football program thrived, joining the Missouri Valley Conference in 1935. The team adopted the name "Golden Hurricane" in 1922, and Skelly Field became their home stadium in 1930. Under various coaches, Tulsa achieved numerous championships and memorable victories, establishing a rich football legacy despite being the smallest FBS school by undergraduate enrollment.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Coaches

Head Coach profile

Kevin Reece Wilson, born October 23, 1961, is the head coach of the University of Tulsa football team. He was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State University from 2017 to 2022 and head coach at Indiana University from 2011 to 2016. Wilson also served as offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma from 2002 to 2010. A former player, he played center and guard for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, earning a scholarship after two seasons as a walk-on.

NameSeasonsOverallPct.
Norman Leard1895–18975–2.714
Fred Taylor1898–18991–1–1.500
Sam P. McBirney1908, 1914–191625–6–1.806
Harvey L. Allen19121–3.250
George "Red" Evans19135–2.714
Hal Mefford19170–8–1.000
Arthur F. Smith19181–2.333
Francis Schmidt1919–192124–3–2.889
Howard Acher1922–192412–11–2.522
Gus Henderson1925–193570–25–5.737
Vic Hurt1936–193815–9–5.625
Chet Benefiel1939–194011–8–1.589
Henry Frnka1941–194540–9–1.816
Buddy Brothers1946–195245–25–4.635
Bernie Witucki1953–19543–18.143
Bobby Dobbs1955–196030–28–2.517
Glenn Dobbs1961–196845–37.549
Vince Carillot19691–9.100
Claude "Hoot" Gibson1970–197211–16.407
F. A. Dry1972–197631–18–1.633
John Cooper1977–198457–31–1.648
Don Morton1985–198613–9.591
George Henshaw19873–8.273
Dave Rader1988–199949–80–1.376
Pat Henderson19991–3.250
Keith Burns2000–20027–28.200
Steve Kragthorpe2003–200629–22.569
Todd Graham2007–201035–17.673
Bill Blankenship2011–201424–27.471
Philip Montgomery2015–202243–53.448
Kevin Wilson2023–present4–8.333



Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Stadium

Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium is the home of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team, located on the University of Tulsa campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Opened in 1930, it initially seated 14,500 and now accommodates around 30,000 fans after a 2008 renovation. Named after oil tycoon William Skelly, the stadium has a rich history, hosting significant games and notable players like Steve Largent. It was situated on historic Route 66 and served as the venue for the Oklahoma Outlaws and Tulsa Roughnecks. The stadium remains central for college football and local high school rivalry games.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Rivals

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has several notable rivalries that bring excitement and intensity to their seasons.


Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Oklahoma State–Tulsa football rivalry dates back to 1914. As of 2021, the two teams have played each other 75 times. This rivalry showcases regional competition and spirited matches between the schools.


Houston Cougars

The Houston–Tulsa football rivalry is a well-established rivalry that began when both teams competed in the Missouri Valley Conference and continued through their time in Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference. The rivalry features heated contests, including the infamous 1968 game, in which Houston won 100–6. As of 2023, Houston remains Tulsa's most frequently played opponent, while Tulsa is Houston's third-most played active opponent. However, Houston's move to the Big 12 Conference in 2023 has doubted the future of this rivalry.


Arkansas Razorbacks

Tulsa and Arkansas have a historical rivalry dating back to their early days. The rivalry remains strong, with both teams often engaging in fiercely contested matches.


Battle for the Blankenship Bell

The most notable trophy in Tulsa's rivalry games is the Blankenship Bell. This trophy is contested with the Central Florida (UCF) Knights. Named after the legendary coach Glenn Dobbs, the bell symbolizes the fierce competition and mutual respect between the two teams. The games for the Blankenship Bell are always a highlight of the season, drawing significant attention from fans and adding to the storied traditions of both programs.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Record and Stats

Conference Championships

Tulsa has won 35 conference championships, 29 outright and 6 shared.

YearCoachConferenceOverall RecordConference Record
1916Sam P. McBirneyOklahoma Collegiate Conference10–04–0
1919Francis Schmidt8–0–15–0–1
192010–0–16–0–1
1922Howard Acher8–14–0
1925Gus Henderson6–24–0
1929Big Four Conference6–3–14–0–1
19307–23–0
19327–1–13–0
1935 Missouri Valley Conference3–6–13–0
1936 Vic Hurt5–2–23–0
19376–2–23–0
19384–5–13–1
1940Chet Benefiel7–34–0
1941Henry Frnka8–24–0
194210–15–0
19436–1–11–0
1946Buddy Brothers9–13–0
19475–53–0
19509–1–13–0–1
19519–24–0
1962Glenn Dobbs5–53–0
19658–34–0
1966 6–43–1
1973 F. A. Dry6–55–1
19748–36–0
19757–44–0
1976 7–4–12–1–1
1980John Cooper8–34–1
1981 6–55–1
198210–16–0
19838–35–0
19846–55–0
1985Don Morton6–53–0
2005Steve KragthorpeConference USA9–46–2
2012Bill Blankenship11–37–1


Division championships

Tulsa has won the following division championships.

YearDivisionCoachOpponentCG result
2005Conference USA – WestSteve KragthorpeUCFW 44–27
2007Todd GrahamUCFL 25–44
2008ECUL 24–27
2010 N/A lost tiebreaker to SMU
2012Bill BlankenshipUCFW 33–27


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Roster

Quarterbacks

Braylon Braxton, Soph, Frisco, TX

Kirk Francis, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Roman Fuller, Jr, Decatur, TX

Jackson Johnson, Fr, Salem, OH

Stephen Kittleman, Soph, Tulsa, OK

Will Pickard, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Nate Ratcliff, Fr, Pryor, OK

Cardell Williams, Fr, Houston, TX


Running Backs

Jordan Ford, Sr, Atlanta, GA

Tahj Gary, Jr, Atlanta, GA

Bill Jackson, Soph, St. Louis, MO

Jayce Morgan, Fr, Gainesville, TX

Keigan Powers, Fr, Houston, TX

Braylin Presley, Soph, Bixby, OK

Anthony Watkins, Sr, Fort Worth, TX


Wide Receivers

Scottie Alexander, Soph, Collierville, TN

Kamdyn Benjamin, Sr, Midlothian, TX

Carl Chester, Jr, Manor, TX

Cam Crooks, Fr, Cushing, OK

Cole Greene, Fr, Edmond, OK

Jeshari Houston, Soph, Abilene, TX

Jahrid Hughes, Fr, Fort Worth, TX

Malachai Jones, Jr, Spring, TX

Matthew Ogunrin, Fr, Katy, TX

Eli Potts, Fr, Brock, TX

Nick Rempert, Sr, Batavia, IL

Ashton Schumann, Fr, League City, TX

Marquis Shoulders, Soph, Katy, TX

Mari Smith, Fr, Fort Smith, AR

Grayson Tempest, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Keith Wheeler II, Fr, Humble, TX

Devan Williams, Fr, Temple, TX


Tight Ends

Waylon Adams, Soph, Jenks, OK

Ethan Hall, Sr, Bixby, OK

Luke McGary, Fr, Plano, TX

Camden Peck, Fr, Edmond, OK

Colby Powers, Soph, Spring, TX

Bayne Tryon, Jr, Houston, TX

Connor Vaughn, Fr, Flower Mound, TX


Offensive Linemen

Daniel Ademisoye, Fr, Canoga Park, CA

Chester Baah, Sr, Tulsa, OK

Bryce Bray, Sr, Bixby, OK

Rey Burnett, Jr, Edmond, OK

Gabe Cantu, Jr, Catoosa, OK

Kasen Carpenter, Fr, Allen, TX

Will Farniok, Sr, Sioux Falls, SD

Kai-Leon Herbert, Sr, Plantation, FL

Jeremy Jones, Sr, Lewisville, TX

Tautai Lio Marks, Jr, Santa Ana, CA

Will Morris, Fr, Edmond, OK

Bennett Ringleb, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Darrell Simpson, -, Justin, TX

Brody Wisecarver, Soph, Chesterfield, MO

Walter Young Bear, Soph, Norman, OK

Tanyon Zachary, Fr, Lubbock, TX


Defensive Linemen

Joseph Anderson, Sr, Anadarko, OK

Reeves Baller, Fr, Argyle, TX

Duvan Boshoff, Fr, Tulsa, OK

James Eaglin III, Fr, Missouri City, TX

Zaid Hamden, Sr, Mason, OH

Denver Hanna, Fr, Edmond, OK

R.J. Jackson, Fr, Choctaw, OK

Izuchukwu King Ani, Jr, Hendersonville, TN

Ben Kopenski, Sr, McKinney, TX

Justin Lohrenz, Soph, Littleton, CO

Vontroy Malone, Fr, Lake Jackson, TX

Tai Newhouse, Fr, Lawrence, KS

Owen Ostroski, Soph, Tulsa, OK

Brody Reese, Soph, Hillsboro, OR

Tyler Rich, Fr, Owasso, OK

Everitt Rogers, Sr, Killeen, TX

Jayden Simon, Jr, Tacoma, WA


Linebackers

William Alexander, Soph, Magnolia, TX

Seth Bullock, Soph, Dubuque, IA

Bershard Glaspie Jr., Sr, Mesquite, TX

Dorian Hopkins, Sr, Memphis, TN

Mitchell Kulkin, Sr, Jenks, OK

Cade Lopez, Soph, Salina, KS

Eli McWilliams, Fr, Hulbert, OK

Jaden Moore, Soph, Shreveport, LA

Zach Neilsen, Fr, Brisbane, Australia

Julien Simon, Soph, Tacoma, WA

Coleton Smith, Sr, Appleton City, MO

Connor Strudwick, Fr, Sturgis, MI

Elijah Wilson, Fr, Duncanville, TX

Zane Woodham, Fr, Tulsa, OK


Cornerbacks

NuNu Campbell, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Tyree Carlisle, Sr, LaGrange, GA

Reggie Ellis, Sr, Houston, TX

Kyron Grayson, Fr, Beggs, OK

Canon Peters, Soph, Coppell, TX

Kaylon Washington, Jr, Forest Hill, TX


Defensive Backs

Donte Burton, Sr, Loganville, GA

Demarco Jones, Sr, Tulsa, OK

Xavier Lanier, Sr, Carrollton, AL

Brant McNear, Fr, Ellicott City, MD

Jair Murphy, Fr, Ocoee, FL

Keuan Parker, Soph, Tulsa, OK

Devin Robinson, Fr, Tulsa, OK

Bryson Rouse, Fr, Edmond, OK

C.J. Turner, Fr, Star City, AR

Kanion Williams, Sr, Dallas, TX


Safeties

Jehlen Cannady, Jr, Macon, GA

CJ Coombes, Fr, Wilmington, DE

Dayne Hodge, Soph, Rock Island, IL

Sean O'Keefe, Jr, San Saba, TX

Jaise Oliver, Sr, Fairfield, TX

Kendarin Ray, Sr, Brenham, TX

LJ Wallace, Sr, Atwater, CA

Georderrial Williams, Soph, Shreveport, LA


Special Teams

Connor Bryan, K, Soph, Spring, TX

Chase Meyer, K, Soph, Costa Mesa, CA

Michael Slaba, K, Fr, Rogers, AR

Angus Davies, P, Fr, Torquay, Australia

Scott Stanford, P, Fr, Katy, TX

Connor Cook, LS, Fr, Dothan, AL

Caleb Matthews, LS, Soph, Farmington, AR

Austin Ortega, LS, Sr, San Antonio, TX


Captains and Leaders

Braylon Braxton (QB, Soph, Frisco, TX)

Jordan Ford (RB, Sr, Atlanta, GA)

Ethan Hall (TE, Sr, Bixby, OK)

Bryce Bray (OL, Sr, Bixby, OK)

Kendarin Ray (S, Sr, Brenham, TX)


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team Schedule

To enjoy Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football, here is a proper schedule you can follow


  • August 29, 2024: The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will kick off their season with a home game against Northwestern State at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The time is yet to be announced. Tickets start at $25.00.


  • September 7, 2024: Tulsa will travel to face Arkansas State at Centennial Bank Stadium with a 7:00 pm kickoff. Tickets start at $39.88.


  • September 14, 2024: Tulsa will host Oklahoma State at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $91.39.


  • September 21, 2024: Tulsa will play an away game against Louisiana Tech at Joe Aillet Stadium. The time is yet to be announced. Tickets start at $14.00.


  • September 28, 2024: The Golden Hurricane will visit North Texas for a game at DATCU Stadium. The time is to be announced. Tickets start at $20.00.


  • October 5, 2024: Tulsa will face the Army at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $30.00.


  • October 19, 2024: Tulsa will play away at Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $53.00.


  • October 26, 2024: Tulsa will host UTSA at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $39.00.


  • November 2, 2024: Tulsa will face UAB at Protective Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $33.00.


  • November 14, 2024: The Golden Hurricane will play East Carolina at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $35.00.


  • November 23, 2024: Tulsa will play an away game against South Florida at Raymond James Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $9.90.


  • November 30, 2024: Tulsa will wrap up its regular season with a home game against FAU at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The game time is to be announced. Tickets start at $34.83.

FAQ's On Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football

A. The first game is on August 29, 2024, against Northwestern State at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.

A. Tickets can be purchased through various platforms, including the official Tulsa Athletics website and other authorized ticket vendors.

A. The seating capacity is approximately 30,000 after the 2008 renovation.

A. Tulsa's main rivals include Oklahoma State, Houston, and Arkansas, with historic and competitive matches played regularly.

A. Game times and TV broadcast information are updated on the Tulsa Athletics website and announced through their social media channels.

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