2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Tulsa Golden Hurricane wordmark.svg
Miami Beach Bowl champion
Conference American Athletic Conference
Division West Division
2016 record 10–3 (6–2 The American)
Head coach Philip Montgomery (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinator Brian Norwood (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinator Bill Young (4th season)
Home stadium Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium (Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple xy$   7 1         10 4  
No. 19 South Florida x   7 1         11 2  
UCF   4 4         6 7  
Cincinnati   1 7         4 8  
Connecticut   1 7         3 9  
East Carolina   1 7         3 9  
West Division
Navy xy   7 1         9 5  
Tulsa   6 2         10 3  
Memphis   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         9 4  
SMU   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Temple 34, Navy 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Golden Hurricane played their home games at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and competed in the West Division of American Athletic Conference (AAC). They were led by second-year head coach Philip Montgomery. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in America Athletic play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Miami Beach Bowl where they defeated Central Michigan.

Before the season[edit]

Transfers out / departures[edit]

QB Jabe Burgess transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in January 2016. RB Kyle McLaughlin transferred to Missouri Southern. OT Mildren Montgomery transferred to Texas Southern. WR Blake Kitrell transferred to Washburn. DB J.R. Reed transferred to Georgia.

Schedule[edit]

Tulsa announced its 2016 football schedule on February 9, 2016. The 2016 schedule consists of 6 home and away games in the regular season. The Golden Hurricane will host AAC foes Cincinnati, East Carolina, SMU, and Tulane, and will travel to Houston, Memphis, Navy, and Central Florida (UCF).[1]

The team will play four non–conference games, two of which are home games against North Carolina A&T from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and San Jose State from the Mountain West Conference, and two road game against Fresno State from the Mountain West Conference and travel to Ohio State.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 p.m. San Jose State* Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK CBSSN W 45–10   18,748
September 10 2:30 p.m. at No. 4 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 3–48   104,410
September 17 1:00 p.m. No. 18 (FCS) North Carolina A&T* Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPN3 W 58–21   16,111
September 24 3:30 p.m. at Fresno State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA MW Net/Twitter W 48–41 2OT  23,273
October 7 7:00 p.m. SMU Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPN2 W 43–40 OT  20,089
October 15 7:00 p.m. at No. 13 Houston TDECU StadiumHouston, TX (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 31–38   38,221
October 22 2:45 p.m. Tulanedagger Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNU W 50–27   22,349
October 29 7:00 p.m. at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPNews W 59–30   36,894
November 5 7:00 p.m. East Carolina Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNews W 45–24   17,557
November 12 11:00 a.m. at Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 40–42   36,397
November 19 7:00 p.m. at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ESPNews W 35–20   35,141
November 25 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPN2 W 40–37 OT  18,550
December 19 1:30 p.m. vs. Central Michigan* Marlins ParkMiami, FL (Miami Beach Bowl) ESPN W 55–10   15,262
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 0 0 3 10
Golden Hurricane 24 14 7 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2004 TULSA, 34–24

at Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 0 0 0 3
No. 4 Buckeyes 3 17 14 14 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

North Carolina A&T[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 18 (FCS) Aggies 0 0 7 14 21
Golden Hurricane 24 24 10 0 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Golden Hurricane 0 21 7 1307 48
Bulldogs 21 10 3 700 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2012 TULSA, 27–26

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Mustangs 14 6 7 103 40
Golden Hurricane 10 13 7 76 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 2015 TULSA, 40–32

at Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 14 0 14 31
No. 13 Cougars 10 7 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–22 2015 HOU, 38–24

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 7 0 13 7 27
Golden Hurricane 14 17 9 10 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–22 2015 TULSA, 38–24

at Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 14 21 10 14 59
Tigers 7 17 6 0 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–16 2015 MEM, 66–42

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 0 10 7 24
Golden Hurricane 14 10 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2015 ECU, 30–17

at Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 10 10 7 13 40
Midshipmen 14 14 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2015 NAVY, 44–21

at UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 7 21 0 35
Knights 8 6 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–3 2015 TULSA, 44–30

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bearcats 17 7 7 33 37
Golden Hurricane 7 7 7 136 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–14–2 2015 CIN, 49–38

Central Michigan–Miami Beach Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 3 0 0 7 10
Golden Hurricane 10 17 21 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1987 CMU, 41–18

Roster[edit]

2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Josh Stewart Fr
WR 2 Keevan Lucas Sr
RB 4 D'Angelo Brewer Jr
WR 5 Brodrick Umblance Jr
TE 6 Chris Minter So
WR 7 Bishop Louie Jr
WR 8 Keenen Johnson Fr
QB 9 Dane Evans RSr
QB 10 Chad President So
WR 11 Nigel Carter Jr
QB 12 Ryan Rubley RJr
QB 13 Luke Skipper Fr
QB 15 Samuel Gottsch RSo
WR 16 Jarion Anderson RFr
TE 18 David Fitzwater Fr
QB 19 Will Hefley III RFr
RB 20 James Flanders RSr
RB 21 Rowdy Simon RJr
RB 22 Javon Thomas RFr
WR 23 Jordan Brown Fr
RB 24 Corey Taylor II Fr
RB 25 Ramadi Warren RSo
RB 27 Matthew Harvey Fr
WR 29 Justin Hobbs RSo
RB 30 Raymond Taylor RSr
TE 33 Rob Riederer RJr
WR 41 Andrew McKinnis Fr
C 51 Blake Browning RFr
C 53 Zac Uhles RJr
OT 58 Willie Wright RSo
OL 63 John Newfield Fr
OT 65 Chris Ivy Jr. RFr
OT 66 Evan Plagg RJr
G 67 Tristan Wyatt RFr
G 68 Tiller Bucktrot Fr
OT 70 Clay Greathouse Fr
G 72 Tyler Bowling RSo
C 74 Chandler Miller RSo
G 75 Alex Pagonis Sr
OT 76 Waahid Muhammad Fr
OT 77 Isaac Johnson RSo
OT 78 Blake Belcher RSr
G 79 Rowdy Frederick Fr
WR 80 Randall Smith RJr
WR 84 Avery Gragg RFr
WR 86 David Snelling RFr
WR 87 Coleman Fields Fr
WR 88 Josh Atkinson RSr
TE 89 Payton Prince RSo
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Keanu Hill RJr
CB 2 Kerwin Thomas RJr
LB 4 Robert Revels III Fr
LB 5 Tim Quickel RSo
LB 6 Diamon Cannon RFr
CB 7 Johnell Celistan Sr
DT 8 Jesse Brubaker RJr
CB 9 Reggie Robinson II RFr
S 10 Manny Bunch Fr
CB 11 Keidrien Wadley RFr
LB 12 Micheal Thomas RSr
S 13 Jordan Mitchell Jr
DE 15 Trevis Gipson RFr
CB 16 Montray Norris Fr
S 21 McKinley Whitfield So
S 22 Jeremy Brady RSr
CB 23 Will Barrow Sr
LB 24 Treyvon Reeves Fr
LB 28 Craig Suits RJr
S 30 Cristian Williams RFr
LB 32 DJ Allen Fr
S 37 Gage Murphy Jr
LB 38 Matt Linscott RSr
LB 40 Trent Martin RSr
LB 42 Cooper Edmiston Fr
LB 43 Conner Sherwood RSr
LB 44 Petera Wilson Jr. Jr
LB 46 Forrest Harrell III RFr
LB 47 Blake Landon Fr
LB 48 Rylee Simon RFr
LB 50 Branden Ferguson Fr
LB 52 Thomas von Borstel RFr
DT 54 Shemarr Robinson Fr
LB 55 Matt Hickman RSr
DE 57 Beau Wooden Fr
LB 59 C.J. Gooden RJr
DT 71 Jacob Pugh Fr
DE 85 Kolton Shindelar RJr
DE 88 Jimmy Nelson Fr
DE 90 Frankie Davis RJr
DE 91 Jake Hanks RJr
DE 93 Johnnie Williams Fr
DT 95 Hayden Carman RSr
DE 96 Myles Mouton RSo
DT 97 Tyarise Stevenson Fr
DE 98 Jeremy Smith Jr
DT 99 Jerry Uwaezuoke RSr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Redford Jones RJr
P 26 Dalton Parks Sr
K 35 Drew Klinghagen RFr
K 39 Preston Soper RJr
LS 46 Spencer Shores RFr
K 49 Tristan Lacey RSo
LS 60 Ty Lott RJr
LS 62 Robert Hill Fr
K 90 Nathan Walker RSo
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Brian Norwood (Hawaiʻi)
    Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Safeties
  • Bill Young (Oklahoma State)
    Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line
  • Jermial Ashley (Kansas)
    Defensive Line Coach
  • Mike Bloesch (Houston)
    Offensive Line Coach
  • Aaron Fletcher (Texas A&M–Commerce)
    Cornerbacks Coach
  • Joseph Gillespie (Angelo State)
    Linebackers Coach
  • Justin Hill (Rice)
    Running Backs Coach
  • Calvin Lowry (Penn State)
    Receivers Coach
  • Beau Trahan (Texas)
    Quarterbacks Coach
  • Jordan Najvar (Baylor)
    Offensive Quality Control
  • Luke Olson (Southern Nazarene)
    Defensive Quality Control
  • Clint Rountree (Tulsa)
    Director of High School Relations
  • Kyle Grooms (Tulsa)
    Director of Football Operations
  • Ravi Savitala (UC Santa Cruz)
    Assistant Director of Football Operations & Recruiting
  • Dan Bitson (Tulsa)
    Director of Player Personnel & Development
  • D.J. Welte (Arkansas State)
    Director of Football Video Operations
  • Mike Hicks
    Defensive Analyst
  • Paul Cherry
    Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Cody Morrison
    Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Tom Ososkie
    Director of Scouting
  • Grant Lester
    Offensive Analyst

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TULSA ANNOUNCES 2016 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE" (Press release). University of Tulsa Department of Athletics. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 16, 2016.