Georgia Tech vs. Tulsa

Originally Published: December 11, 2003
By Football Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider

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Why to watch
Tulsa underwent one of the best turnarounds in the country this season and will be playing in their first bowl game since 1991. The Golden Hurricane ripped off an 8-4 record after finishing the previous two seasons with a combined 2-21 mark. The 2003 season also marks the first winning campaign for Tulsa in 12 years. The seven-win difference between this season and last is the biggest difference in college football. Getting to a bowl and taking on Georgia Tech is a testimony to the effort of their players, but also to first-year Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe, who was recognized as a national semi-finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The Hurricane won their final five games en route to a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference behind 18th-ranked Boise State.