The coaching staff had called Saturday's game against Tulane the biggest of the first month of the season.
Their team responded, blowing out the Green Wave 31-3.
G.J. Kinne was solid, completing 21-29 for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Bryan Burnham was his favorite target, catching seven balls for 94 yards and two scores.
Up next for the Golden Hurricane is a tough test against in-state rival Oklahoma State. Tulsa and OSU kick off at 9PM Saturday night from H.A. Chapman Stadium.