The Tulsa Golden Hurricane visits Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday for an American Athletic Conference showdown with the No. 25 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats. Tulsa fell to 2-4 on the season following its 45-17 loss to Navy. Zach Smith led the Golden Hurricane in the loss with 254 yards passing and one touchdown. JuanCarlos Santana made nine catches for 98 yards.
Cincinnati won its fourth straight and improved to 5-1 with a 38-23 victory over Houston. Desmond Ridder threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 50 yards and one touchdown in the win. Cincinnati needed a late interception return for a touchdown to seal its victory after allowing the Cougars back into the game.
Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith has thrown for 1,618 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. The leading rusher for the Golden Hurricane is Shamari Brooks with 464 yards and four touchdowns. Keylon Stokes leads all Tulsa receivers with 467 yards and four touchdowns. The leading tackler for the Golden Hurricane is Cooper Edmiston with 56.
Desmond Ridder has thrown for 1,227 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions for Cincinnati. The leading rusher is Michael Warren II with 463 yards and four touchdowns. Alec Pierce leads all receivers for the Bearcats with 347 yards and two touchdowns. Darrick Forrest leads Tulsa in tackles with 51.