A Saturday scrimmage signified the end of fall camp for the Tulsa football team as the focus now turns to season-opening opponent San Jose State, which kicks off at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 3 at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Tickets for the San Jose State game and all home games went on sale Saturday via the internet at TulsaHurricane.com. Beginning this Monday, single-game tickets can be purchased in person at the Reynolds Center Ticket Office and over the phone at 918.631.GoTU (4688), Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 p.m.
Montgomery was pleased with Golden Hurricane scrimmage and was anxious to watch the film.
“I was pleased. The number one thing is that we got out healthy today. We didn’t have any injuries, and that was my main concern. We just want to make sure that we get them all to the first game,” said Montgomery. “The scrimmage signifies that fall camp comes to a close. We’ll start classes Monday, and so we’ll get back into our normal routine. We’ll get them back fresh and ready to go, and still make sure we’re accomplishing what we need to get done.”
“We saw some good things offensively and defensively. We have to eliminate the explosive plays defensively, we gave up too many of those today, run and pass. We were much better than that in the last scrimmage. Some of that was because of new things being installed, so I think that will be all cleaned up,” said Montgomery. “Offensively, we had a few too many penalties in the second half. But, I thought in the first half we executed well. I thought we lost our focus a little bit in the second.”
“Our installation has been good this preseason. We’ve thrown a lot at them, especially defensively. We have a ton of stuff in, and it’s just cleaning all those little things up. Right now is the time to get everything installed, then we’ll back some of that off when we start game planning and narrowing it down to what we’re going to be doing,” said Montgomery.
The Hurricane focus turns to game planning against San Jose State, a member of the Mountain West Conference, who is coming off of a six-win season and a win in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.
“We start on San Jose State now. We’ll spend two weeks on them. I know our guys are tired about beating on each other and ready to get somebody else,” added Montgomery.