The Tulsa Golden Hurricane had the very difficult task of facing the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans on the road Friday night. The game went about as expected on the scoreboard, with Michigan State (a 23.5-point favorite) winning 28-7.
But Tulsa probably expected a tad more out of their running game. Tulsa had 25 carries on the night, for -73 yards. Yes, that’s negative-73 rushing yards. Quarterback Zach Smith had -32 yards on 10 carries, running back Corey Taylor had -1 yard on seven carries, and Shamari Brooks had zero yards on six carries.
Tulsa's -73 rushing yards tonight set a program record, but came up shy of the FBS record. Northern Illinois moonwalked -109 yards on 33 carries against Toledo in 1967 (and lost 35-0).
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 31, 2019
Don’t expect the Tulsa running backs to talk trash ahead of their next game.
— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) August 31, 2019
[Box score via ESPN]