It was a golden opportunity for the Golden Hurricane. As three touchdown underdogs at Oklahoma State, Tulsa trailed by three with under 10 minutes remaining with sights set on launching the new decade with a statement upstate.
But the same mistakes that plagued Tulsa in its 4-8 campaign in 2019 reiterated in the team’s 16-7 loss to the No. 11 Cowboys. After appearing to score the go-ahead touchdown on a rollout pass from inside the 5-yard line, a false start penalty negated the score. One play later, Tulsa shanked a 26-yard field goal and allowed Oklahoma State to maintain a 10-7 lead.