Tulsa Football: Rankings of Interest

Matthew Christian, ITS Staff Writer
Inside Tulsa Sports

Associated Press

After Tulsa racked up 548 total yards, including 423 rushing yards last weekend, the Hurricane once again moved up the national rankings for production on offense. TU currently ranks third nationally in rushing at 363.7 yards per game and 12th nationally in total offense at 549.0 yards per game. TU is also second in the nation in rushing touchdowns with 16 and is tied for 11th nationally in scoring with 47 points per contest.

The Hurricane leads the American Athletic Conference in rushing (total yards and yards per game), as well as rushing touchdowns. TU is also second in total yards per game and third in scoring.

Tulsa running back D'Angelo Brewer is now sixth in the nation for rushing yards per game at 149.0 and his backup, Shamari Brooks, is 50th with 82.7 yards per contest. Quarterback Chad President, who ran for 130 yards last weekend, is not 73rd nationally with 71.3 rushing yards per game. Brewer is second for yards per game in the American Athletic Conference and Brooks is sixth. Brooks is also fourth in the AAC in yards per rush at 6.53 and is tied for first with Brewer and President for rushing touchdowns at 4 apiece.

Hurricane wide receiver Keenen Johnson is tied for 34th nationally with 18 total receptions. He and Justin Hobbs are both in the Top 60 nationally for receptions per game. Hobbs is also 54th in yards per game at 80.7, which ranks seventh in the AAC. Johnson is tied for second in the conference for catches per game with 6.0 and is 16th for receiving yards per game with 58.7.

Tulsa QB Chad President is 56th nationally in total yards per game with 253.3. In the AAC, he sits third in rushing average per attempt (7.64), fourth in yards per play (7.38), fifth in total yards per game and seventh in passing yards per game (182.0). He is also fourth in completion percentage at 58.7 percent and 10th in rushing yards per game at 71.33.

Tulsa punter Thomas Bennett, a transfer from Baylor, is ranked 49th nationally with an average of 42.67 yards per punt -- that also puts him No. 2 in the American Athletic Conference.

Safety Manny Bunch and linebacker Cooper Edmiston lead the Tulsa defense in tackles with 25 apiece. They are tied for fifth in total tackles in the AAC and eighth in tackles per game.

Where AAC teams rank in the CBS Sports 130

#24 South Florida (up 10 spots) – TU plays at USF on 11-16-17

#26 Memphis (up 19 spots) – TU hosts Memphis on 11-3-17

#38 Houston (down 2 spots) – TU hosts Houston on 10-14-17

#44 Navy (down 2 spots) – TU hosts Navy on 9-30-17

#46 Central Florida (down 6 spots)

#72 SMU (down 14 spots) – TU plays at SMU on 10-27-17

#75 Tulsa (down 18 spots)

#77 Cincinnati (up 12 spots)

#82 Temple (up 8 spots) – TU hosts Temple on 11-25-17

#105 UConn (down 10 spots) – TU plays at UConn on 10-21-17

#111 Tulane (down 6 spots) – TU plays at Tulane on 10-7-17

#122 East Carolina (up 1 spot)

Tulsa's Non-Conference Opponents in the CBS Sports 130

#5 Oklahoma State (up 1 spot) - OSU is #6 in the AP Poll and #7 in the Coaches' Poll

#50 Toledo (up 7 spots)

#104 New Mexico (same as last week)

#107 Louisiana (down 1 spot)

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