- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

SMU (0-7, 0-3 American Athletic Conference) at TULSA (1-7, 1-3), 11 a.m. CT Saturday (CBS Sports Network)

Line: Tulsa by 12 1/2.

Series Record: SMU leads 13-7.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The end of a long losing streak for one of the teams. SMU is trying to avoid a 10-game losing streak going back to last season, while Tulsa is looking to snap a seven-game skid since opening this season with a 38-31 double-overtime victory over Tulane.



KEY MATCHUP

Tulsa offense vs. SMU defense. The Golden Hurricane are fourth in the American with 431 total yards per game, while SMU is last in the league in total defense (554 yards per game), scoring defense (48 points a game), rushing defense and pass defense.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

SMU: Linebacker Stephon Sanders has 4 1/2 tackles for losses among his 40 tackles this season.

Tulsa: Sophomore WR Keevan Lucas is 71 yards receiving shy of becoming the Golden Hurricane’s first 1,000-yard receiver in five seasons. He has 75 catches for 929 yards and eight touchdowns.

FACTS & FIGURES

Tulsa and SMU have two of the smallest ungraduate enrollments among Division I FBS schools. Tulsa is the smallest at 3,007, with SMU at 6,357. … SMU walk-on junior quarterback Garret Krstich has six interceptions and only two TDs in five games. … Tulsa has run 136 more offensive plays than its opposition, and held the ball 5 more minutes on average (32:42 to 27:27). … The Golden Hurricane have used 16 first-time starters this season.

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