G5 Game to Watch: Week 3 – Tulsa vs Toledo

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Tulsa

I hyped up Tulsa pretty hard before the start of this season and was a little embarrassed when they got crushed by Oklahoma State in week 0 but I rest easy knowing the Cowboys will likely contend for the Big 12 title this year. Since then, Tulsa dominated the Ragin’ Cajuns on offense with D’angelo Brewer rushing for 267 yards and 3 TD, second highest rushing yards performance in AAC history (so, since 2013). Their defense on the other hand did not see the same success, giving up 596 passing yards and 287 rushing yards against Louisiana at home is not a stat you brag about. Although the Canes beat the Cajuns by 24 points, they only obtained 71 more yards while doing so. Tulsa’s defense appears as resilient as a wet napkin but any opponent playing the Golden Hurricane better have a strong D to stop their dangerous run game.

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Toledo

Toledo is coming into this game undefeated. Although their competition so far has been fairly unimpressive, they have handedly beat both Elon, 47-13, and Nevada, 37-24. Toledo’s offense looks scary with Senior QB, Logan Woodside, throwing for 546 yards and two young running backs, Art Thompkins and Shakif Seymour, rushing for a combined 303 yards in two games. Not to mention, Senior RB, Terry Swanson rushing for 137 yards, 4 TDs, and 44 receiving yards. If the Rockets can get a win at home against a dangerous AAC team, they will surely be a contender in the surprisingly competitive MAC. With these two offenses facing off, this game will surely be high scoring and prove which of these G5 teams, if not both, is elite for 2017.

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