Tulsa Michigan St Football

 Tulsa's Cooper Edmiston (42) pursues Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke on Aug. 30 in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 28-7. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Keylon Stokes

Tulsa’s leading pass-catcher is 36 yards away from a 1,000-yard season. He has plenty of big-play potential, evidenced by his role on kickoff and punt returns, and he is coming off his most active game of the season. He caught nine passes for 144 yards a week ago in a loss to Houston.

Cooper Edmiston

East Carolina needs to keep a body on the senior linebacker who will be playing in his 48th and final game. Edmiston, who is 6-foot-3 and 241 pounds, not only leads Tulsa in tackles, but his 99 total stops are No. 1 in the American Athletic Conference.

Shamari Brooks

Tulsa’s last game versus ECU was in 2016, a 45-24 victory by the Golden Hurricane thanks to its 342 rushing yards. Brooks is a shifty, proven junior running back with 23 career touchdowns, but in the last three games he averaged 52 rush yards per outing with only one TD.

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