Conference USA division leaders clash in likely conference championship matchup.
Conference USA division leaders clash Saturday when Tulsa hosts Central Florida at Chapman Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT. Tulsa is favored by 1.5 points. Fox Sports Net will provide the television broadcast.
Both teams are undefeated through six Conference USA games. Tulsa sits at 8-2 overall and is undefeated in games against non-BCS conference opponents. The Golden Hurricane are heavily reliant on a running attack led by halfbacks Ja'Terian Douglas and Trey Watts, who have combined for 1,453 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the year. Quarterback Cody Green has thrown for 10 touchdowns, with half of those going to sophomore wide receiver Keyarris Garrett.
Like Tulsa, Central Michigan is 8-2 and undefeated against non-BCS conference opposition. The Knights' offensive attack is more balanced than Tulsa, with quarterback Blake Bortles (185/280, 2199 yards, 17 TDs) and halfback Latavius Murray (119 carries, 810 yards, 10 TDs) spearheading the attack. Central Florida ranks in the top 30 nationally in both scoring offense (36.1 ppg) and scoring defense (21.2 ppg).
Game time, TV channel: 11 a.m. CT, Fox Sports Net
Point spread: Tulsa is a 1.5-point favorite
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