The legacy of Tulsa football began in 1895 with one of the first football games to be played in Indian territory. Tulsa posted its’ first undefeated season in 1916 and had two more in the glorious 1920’s.
Tulsa was the first school to play in five straight New Years Day Bowl Games –– 1942 Sun Bowl, 1943 Sugar Bowl, 1944 Sugar Bowl, 1945 Orange Bowl and the 1946 Oil Bowl.
Until 1964 college football was dominated by rushing attacks, but it was Tulsa that revitalized the game of football –– leading the nation in passing for five consecutive years, 1962-66.
NFL talent flourished in the 1970s for the Hurricane, led by two future NFL All-Pro receivers Drew Pearson and Steve Largent.
Since the turn of the century, Tulsa made eight bowl games in a span of 10 years beginning with the Humanitarian Bowl in the 2003 season.