TU will face another top 20 opponent on Saturday, but the Hurricane have had an extra week to prepare for the University of Central Florida.
Tulsa has had to prepare on the fly after last Saturday's cancelation of the Arkansas State game. Head Coach Philip Montgomery and his staff shifted things around for 11th ranked UCF.
"You are just continuing to game plan as you go along,” Montgomery said. “You don't have your normal weekend that you prepare for, so it was a little bit different but obviously the week gave us a little more time."
The Hurricane has won eight of the previous meeting with the Knights, including the last three, and that success is helping the preparation.
"Obviously we are looking at it, I mean they've got basically all them cats back and they can play,” Montgomery said. “You look at them offensively, I don't think they have changed much offensively, you have to them behind the chains if you are going to have a chance."
Former Holland Hall standout Corey Taylor has taken the reins as a leader in the backfield after Shamari Brooks went down with an ACL injury prior to the OSU game.
He's also been soaking in all the knowledge Brooks has to offer.
"Made it a goal of mine to help lead these guys the best I can give them all the knowledge I’ve gained,” Taylor said. “Me and Sham had that relationship where we come off the field and we ask each other different questions for the last four years."